Artificial intelligence is one of the scariest things in the history of scary things.  There is something terrifying about teaching a computer about the world and asking it to make decisions for us.  While the rest of the world is satisfied with letting our brand new baby Frankenstein make some very important decisions, I am not so so sure.

The International Business Times reports that researchers from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences believe that their newest creation should be trusted with our lives.  The latest set of algorithms can predict when patients with a serious heart disorder will die with an 80% accuracy rate.

Pulmonary hypertension is incurable, and it gets worse with time. A third of patients will die within five years of being diagnosed.  Assessing how advanced the condition is in a patient is vital for selecting the right treatment.  This program can perform this assessment with lightning fast precision.

While that's all fine and dandy, this program has also piqued the interest of the insurance industry.  Imagine an insurance company with the ability to accurately predict if you will have heart disease, cancer, etc.  Not only will that vastly affect your premium, it could be used to deny your coverage altogether.  Get your aluminum foil hats out, because that's best case scenario.  Life insurance, home ownership, college acceptance, and more could be affected

Your premium is going to be a bit higher than expected

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