Bioethics Pundit

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February 16, 2024

Several Companies Are Testing Brain Implants–Why Is There So Much Attention Swirling Around Neuralink? Two Professors Unpack the Ethical Issues

(The Conversation) – Putting a computer inside someone’s brain used to feel like the edge of science fiction. Today, it’s a reality. Academic and commercial groups are testing “brain-computer interface” devices to enable people with disabilities to function more independently. … Read More

February 16, 2024

More Young People Are on Multiple Psychiatric Drugs, Study Finds

(New York Times) – Growing numbers of children and adolescents are being prescribed multiple psychiatric drugs to take simultaneously, according to a new study in the state of Maryland. The phenomenon is increasing despite warnings that psychotropic drug combinations in … Read More

February 15, 2024

‘I Was Terrified’: Black Women May Prefer Black OB-GYNs Due to Fear of Discrimination, Dying During Pregnancy

(NBC News) – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted a series of interviews and focus groups with 32 Black women ages 27 to 34 about their past experiences with obstetric care, along with their perspectives … Read More

February 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence, Real Emotion. People Are Seeking a Romantic Connection with the Perfect Bot

(Associated Press) – Similar to general-purpose AI chatbots, companion bots use vast amounts of training data to mimic human language. But they also come with features — such as voice calls, picture exchanges and more emotional exchanges — that allow … Read More