An Ethics Sneak Peek

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I don't understand the use of the word "sneak" here, which means "done stealthily or furtively." It is odd because in scientific research, paying attention to ethics is a norm, not something surprising. You can take a decent look into the question, not a sneak peek like a thief.

The question of this thread is: Does the use of "sneak" tend to be a humor?

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Algorithm-Aided Prediction of Patient Preferences — An Ethics Sneak Peek

Training algorithms to predict people’s advance health care choices seems to be in keeping with the stream of emerging artificial intelligence applications. Although such programs could enhance patient autonomy and augment decision making, they raise ethical worries.



Source: New England Journal of Medicine October 10, 2019
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms1904869?query=featured_home
 
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