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EU lassos tech giants in bid to rein in the AI Wild West

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Re: Just rope an' throw an' brand 'em ... rawhAIde

"Wishful thinking (as with Sweden's herd-immunity approach to COVID-19, that caused death rates 10x higher there than in Norway) just can't cut it when the stakes are high!"

Except that "10x higher death rates" is very selective and limited to deaths *attributed to* COVID-19 in a restricted time window. Looking at excess mortality and over a longer timespan gives a clearer picture. (This accounts for people who died *with* Covid rather than *because of* covid, very sick / old people who probably would anyway have died of other causes, people with non-covid health issues who could not get the care they needed because of lockdowns, cumulative physical and mental ill-effects of lockdowns etc).

When looking at that, Sweden is essentially on par with Norway (with both countries being the best-ranked in the world)

https://reason.com/volokh/2023/01/10/no-lockdown-sweden-seemingly-tied-for-lowest-all-causes-mortality-in-oecd-since-covid-arrived/

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