Vol.
44
No.
43
November 16, 2018Nov 16, 2018
Cover Story
Free
By Robert A. WinnAssociate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, Community Based Practice Director, University of Illinois Cancer CenterProfessor of medicine, clinical professor of surgery, University of Illinois at ChicagoHeinz Von Foerster, the renowned Austrian-American physicist and cybernetics scholar, declared that “information can be considered as order wrenched from disorder.1” Ever-increasing amounts of digital data and new computational tools promise that technological developments such as artificial intelligence (AI) will bring order, clarity, and new solutions in multiple areas—from transportation to criminal justice.

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