Can Facial Recognition Software Predict How Long You'll Live?

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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.

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Guest:
Jay Olshansky - University of Illinois

Host:
Barbara Bogaev