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April 2, 2017, 12:20 PM

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Siddhartha Mukherjee / New Yorker:
AI in medicine: how deep learning algorithms can be used to augment doctors in diagnosis  —  In some trials, “deep learning” systems have outperformed human experts.  —  One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University's medical center with a grinding headache.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature can be fooled with a photo; Samsung suggests using fingerprint or iris scanning for more security  —  Samsung's newest security feature can easily be fooled.  —  The Samsung Galaxy S8, which launches April 21, has a new facial recognition feature …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags by tech companies  —  Topsy-turvy day  —  April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools' Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn't even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they don't sell customers' personal web browsing history, in response to cancellation of new FCC privacy rules  —  Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they've been receiving since Congress voted to revoke …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources say Trump's Office of Science and Technology Policy is sidelined and understaffed as office's director and other key leadership postions remain unfilled  —  As he cuts federal research and targets immigration, Trump has neglected and marginalized the White House's own team of experts.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft is shutting down CodePlex, its service for hosting repositories of open source software, on December 15 due to the dominance of GitHub  —  Microsoft today announced that it's shutting down CodePlex, its service for hosting repositories of open source software.

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