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When selling drugs on the internet, companies must follow the same guidlines as television or print adds. This means that in order to state what what a drug does, they must also state its side effects. A possibly bad thing about selling drugs on the internet is that there are currnetly no laws limiting who can and cannot sell online. Along with this, the medical community has come up with a code of ethics for medical internet sites. It states things like how a site should be organized and what types of things need to be on it.
The second and third presentations were on artificial intelligence. Both talked about the Turing test, which was developed to see how "intelligent"a computer was. In this test, a person would communicate with another person and a computer via a keyboard and monitor. After a period of time, it was the person's job to determine if which was the computer. If they guessed that the computer was human, than it was deemed intelligent. The second presenter also talked about Eliza and Adel. Both of which are computer programs designed to interact with humans in a normal way.
The Rapid Justice Team was also brought up. This a a team of a judge, attourney,and a computer with a special program that acts as its own judge. This team goes to the site of an incident and solves the case right there, which saves time in the already bogged down legal system.
The third presenter also shared a very intersting story about a robot helping in a hospital by finding valuable information on a patient.
The next presentation was on artificial intelligence. The founder of computer science was [Alan Turing -- and he was just one of the founders of CS] and he invented a game called The Imitation Game. This game was to ask questions to see if he could figure out if you were a man or a woman, or to see if you were human or computer.
Another program that she discussed was Elizza, and this is a human psychologist that would hold a conversation with humans to help with problems and to help them talk the problems through. This was made in 1967 but has come along ways from then.
One other program they discussed was the electronic judges from Brazil. They called this justice on wheels and was set up because of all the cases and not so many judges. This would help them with the smaller cases and give the judges more time on the bigger ones. This program was around 68% accurate with the judgments.
I wouldn't like any of these programs and would rather work with people. I would feel more comfortable. The drugs that can be ordered over the internet is dumb because of how many people would use them for other reasons. They should have a prescription from a doctor and have to go to the pharmacy.
The first student talked about medicine and the internet. She discussed the ethics of medicine on the internet. She discussed the code of ethics being adopted on the internet. The part of the presentation I found most interesting was the purchase of prescription drugs on the internet. I personally believe that those responsible for these websites like privacyrx.com could be considered negligent and greedy for what they are doing and I am surprised that no further verification of identity or health are necessary to obtain prescriptions that could potentially be so risky.
The next student discussed artificial intelligence. I found the conversation she shared with ELIZA funny. I also see how this program could be helpful because in therapy those are the types of questions a therapist will generally ask. I also found it interesting that there are programs being developed to assist in teaching medical students how do diagnose patients. In reality, some illnesses are rare and students may not learn how to recognize it, but with a computer simulation, they can be given a case with that illness without someone actually having to be ill for them to see it. I also found the Justice on Wheels to be interesting and I wonder how something like that would go over in the United States.
The final presentation told about the various role of AI computers. I liked the "sci-fi" site he found which he at first thought was real. It certainly started out sounding like something you would find in a law book, but when he continued, it was clearly fictitious and somewhat outrageous, but who knows what may happen in the future.
Use of internet in medicine. - much in health information, symptoms and diagnosis - There are trust issues both ways. is this really a doctor? and Is this person really telling the full truth? - This technology crosses cultural boundaries and could exploit loop- holes in some country's laws. - Internet is incredibly hard to distinguish credibility of the source. - Some sites have adopted a code of ethics including subjects like candor, honesty, quality, consent and privacy. A.I. - There is a game called the turing test to see if someone can distiguish a person from a computer in a conversation. - There is a program called Eliza that works with psychology and basically turns the statement around to prompt more response. - A program has been developed to help students learn the medical field with actual case work and truma to help them learn and practice their course work. - A.I. now is mostly information retreival and gathering to assist doctors and lawyers in their work. Either to lighten their workload, or to assist in diagnosic activities.
PRESENTATION 2: Artificial Intelligence
If a person can't tell the difference between a computer and a human on the other end, the computer is considered intelligent. Good questions to ask to determine whether you are talking to a human or a computer are could you recommend a peanut butter, and how do you feel. Elija software is an artificial intellingence software that is in its fourth generation. Its ability to improve communications has vastly improved. Advanced Distance Education projects develop simulations with software with personalities. AI was tried out in the law because in Brazil there are 7000 cases to be heard for every one judge. This helps to lower the work load. It helps establish arguments and aid the judge in his decision, it is called the artificial judge. The artificial judge is only about sixty percent accurate.
PRESENTATION 3: Artificial Intelligence
AI's have no minds of their own. Colossas was the first artificially intelligent program built for a computer. Illegal artificial intelligence produces information about any kind of secretive information. Artificial Intelligence is defined as anything that a computer can't do yet. Medical AI is concerned with programs that make therapy recommendations, they are used to think of symptoms. AI's also do interpretations of X-rays.