“For all of AI’s power to crunch data, insurers with huge financial interests are leveraging it to help make life-altering decisions with little independent oversight.”
For decades, an underground hideaway at UC Berkeley’s Moffitt Library — better known as “The Cave” — gave rise to a generation of blind leaders, including Joshua Miele, a MacArthur genius grant winner who now builds adaptive technologies at Amazon. The Cave was where iron sharpened iron, academically — tricks for surviving Berkeley were as […]
This week, we’re sharing stories from Kevin Fagan, Sarah Ravani, Lauren Hepler, and J.K. Dineen, Eric Boodman, Gabrielle Anctil, Joe Hagan, and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.
Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editors at Longreads.
In STAT, Eric Boodman examines delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric condition neither science nor medicine understand much about.