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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.