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Comment It's actually a money issue (Score 1) 67

The big data companies don't want to be forced to give up the data under subpoena or court order.

They want to be able to to sell it to the government instead.

The government won't buy *anything* if they can use the court system to get it for free, or on an actual-cost basis.

Comment 80% accuracy (Score 1) 153

I'm sorry, but the statement

The LMS scientists claim that the software was able to accurately predict patients who would still be alive after a year around 80% of the time

does not have anywhere near the same meaning as

...capable of predicting when patients with a serious heart disorder will die with an 80% accuracy rate

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