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Artificial intelligence used to predict STDs

By MisterLefty following x   2018 Apr 15, 4:32am 786 views   10 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Syphilis has made a comeback in the U.S., and health researchers are using Google searches and tweets in an effort to predict the next outbreak.

After decades of steady decline, infection rates for the sexually transmitted disease started to rise after hitting a historic low in 2000 — from 2.2 cases per 100,000 people to 8.7 cases per 100,000 in 2015 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles working with the CDC have developed an artificial intelligence program that can identify with high accuracy where and when a syphilis outbreak is likely to occur based on Google search terms and social media comments related to risky sexual behavior.

Lead researcher Sean Young, executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, said the technology will allow public health officials to respond immediately to crises and eliminate a lag time of up to five years between an outbreak and its detection.

“Oftentimes, once the CDC finds out about disease outbreaks, there have been so many cases that have already been spread and transmitted that it’s just become a disaster,” Mr. Young told The Washington Times. “So if we can get ahead of the curve, that would really help.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/9/syphilis-outbreaks-predicted-google-searches-tweet/

1   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 15, 11:05am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Next Headline: "Political Correctness Sidlines Research Robot Attempting To Predict STDs"!

"The robot was insensitive to issues of race, gender and diversity, creating profiles unflattering to specific social groups. Better to suffer with drippy dick and drippy cunt than have to make these groups feel 'less than'."
2   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 Apr 15, 12:41pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I can predict STD’s too.

Whatever groups is ok with bareback anal sex with random unknown partners will have highest incidents of HIV infection as well as other STD’s

What do I get for being better than Nostradamus?
3   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 9, 9:37am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Pretty much this

CovfefeButDeadly says
I can predict STD’s too.

Whatever groups is ok with bareback anal sex with random unknown partners will have highest incidents of HIV infection as well as other STD’s

What do I get for being better than Nostradamus?
4   marcus   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 9, 9:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Feux Follets says
AI ethics is a minefield


True.

Btw, you wouldn't need AI to crossreference databases of people with STDs with tinder (and other "hook-up" sites ) accounts, to track down people that are spreading stds.

Possibly this program is supposedly AI and doing all sorts of sophisticated analytics, to cover that what it's doing something very simple, but covering that up with the mystique of AI, becasue of ethical privacy issues.

There's an ethical question there about privacy, and most of the public (myself included - I think) are probably okay with violating peoples internet (website) privacy if it means identifying people that are unknowingly or knowingly spreading STDs. But on the other hand, I can see how there is a slippery slope there. Perhaps if this problem persists there will need to be legislation requiring tinder type sites to disclose to users that under certain circumstances their privacy might be viotlated for public health reasons, with added requirements on the part of the websites that the breach not lead to any public disclosure etc., Yeah, but then what do they do with that info about the people spreading stds ? Send the violator to a Kulag in Siberia ?
5   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 9, 9:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AI is always cool until it points out the truth on a lot of issues.
7   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 9, 11:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AI to CDC: "It's all that goddam buttfucking!"
8   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 9, 1:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What’s the first sign of HIV?
A severe pounding in your ass!
9   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 9, 1:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says

AI is always cool until it points out the truth on a lot of issues


There’s nothing less politically correct than the unvarnished truth.
10   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 Jun 9, 2:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Btw, you wouldn't need AI to crossreference databases of people with STDs with tinder (and other "hook-up" sites ) accounts, to track down people that are spreading stds.


... and send a flamethrower-equipped drone to neutralize the infection.




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