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Say Hello to Your Addiction Risk Score — Courtesy of the Tech Industry

MIT Assistant Professor of EECS and Jameel Clinic Principal Investigator Marzyeh Ghassemi spoke with New York Times Opinion Contributor Maia Szalavitz on how the task of addiction prediction and prevention could potentially perpetuate biases in medical decision making.
NYT Opinion
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Amid the opioid crisis, it is understandable that regulators want to enable technologies that could reduce risk of addiction. But they must ensure that such algorithms and devices are transparent as to their methods and limitations and that they reduce racial and other biases — rather than reinforce them.
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