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A.I. versus M.D.

The New Yorker

Somehow, computers outsmarting humans in games tend to get way more attention than in areas in which the consequences will be a lot more far-reaching. Take medicine. Algorithms are already beating humans’ accuracy in analysing brain scans or detecting skin cancer. This New Yorker piece offers a deep dive on how it works and what it means. (Plus, and that alone is worth the click: the definitive illustration of the mind-body-problem)

Published in Weekly Filet #236 In collection: The Future Is Now

New Yorker Cartoons at Random

The New Yorker

It’s the end of an era. Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s cartoon editor, will retire. During his 40 years with the New Yorker, Mankoff drew and oversaw some of the most iconic cartoons ever published. Unmatched in their subtlety, they cut through reality with surgical precision. Let’s honour a great career by treating ourselves to some good laughs: by browsing tons of great cartoons in the archive, including my all time favourite.

Published in Weekly Filet #231