FROM Jay Olshansky
Can Facial Recognition Software Predict How Long You'll Live? Imagine a future where facial recognition not only confirms a person’s identity, but also predicts how long they’ll live. Well, a new project called “Face My Age” does just that... from a single photograph. That means doctors could use this technology to motivate patients to live healthier lives, but insurance companies could also abuse it. Jay Olshansky is a biodemographer and professor of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He came up with the idea of to use facial recognition technology in this way.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.