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The MIT and Harvard study found that an artificial-intelligence program trained to read X-rays and CT scans could predict a person’s race with 90 percent accuracy.

MIT, Harvard scientists find AI can recognize race from X-rays — and nobody knows how

As artificial intelligence is increasingly used to help make diagnostic decisions, the research raises the unsettling prospect that AI-based health systems could generate racially biased results.

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS
State Representative Mike Moran (left) has been embroiled in a fight for more transparency from Harvard University in its development plans in the Boston neighborhood of Allston for the past two years, and the Brighton Democrat has not shown any indication of backing down.

How one state representative is stymying Harvard’s Allston plans

Mike Moran, a state representative for Allston and Brighton, continues his campaign for more information on Harvard University's development plans in Allston by now taking umbrage with its plans to build above the future path of the Mass. Pike.

Emily Luong, her husband, Tony, and their 5-year-old daughter, Olive, in their recently purchased home.

‘We walked into a buzzsaw’: This spring, Greater Boston’s housing market is tougher than ever.

Prices have risen to record highs — with the typical single-family house in Greater Boston now routinely topping $750,000 — and once unthinkable steps, such as waiving inspections or mortgage contingencies, are now commonplace.

INNOVATION ECONOMY
Kendall Square on a January weekday. A new book, “Where Futures Converge,” dives into the dynamics that make Kendall Square such a powerful engine of scientific breakthroughs and startup formation.

How much do you know about Cambridge inventions? Take the quiz to find out.

If you fail, two new books on the city’s outsized role in changing the world are here to help.

A man rides a bicycle with a Ukrainian flag on the road between Odesa and Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Russians stymied in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO

Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending country invigorated by its win in a hugely popular pan-European music competition Sunday.

Mircea Geoana, Nato Deputy Secretary General, arrives for an informal meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers' session in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Russian neighbor Finland announces it wants to join NATO

A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and he expressed hope that Kyiv can win the war.

A haze of wildfire smoke hung over the Upper Rio Grande valley and the mesa-top city of Los Alamos, N.M., on Thursday.

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are tapping supercomputers to peer into the future of wildfires in the US West, where climate change and an enduring drought are fanning the frequency and intensity of forest and grassland fire.

Senate President Karen E. Spilka

Senate President Karen Spilka says she would have voted ‘yes’ on bill to legalize sports betting

Late last month the Senate passed the sports betting bill on a voice vote, without recording the positions of each individual senator.