AI and fMRI, two peas in a pod. The one forever incorrectly predicted to be right around the corner and the other forever making incorrect predictions. What better use could there be for the genius of AI then making up fake connections between brain imaging data and vague, impossible to define, psychological phenomena like suicidal tendencies? The beauty of it is no matter what the finding it can be written up in such a way as to be an exciting breakthrough. Garbage science (fMRI) brought to you by a new computer (AI). I’m getting suicidal tendencies just thinking about it.

The MIT Technology Review continues its long, sad, slide into hype-ocricy and irrelevance to actual science. Bravo.

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