Geographic Bias in Medical AI, the Longest Walk, and Star Trek Typography: Lux Recommends #248

By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #248, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

The Geographic Bias in Medical AI Tools: “Patient data from just three states trains most AI diagnostic tools.” — Deena

The Mike Speiser Incubation Playbook: Insightful view into incubations as a differentiated product versus traditional venture. — Alex

Is This The World’s Longest Continuous Walk? Cape Town To MagadanAdam K

Star Trek TypographySam

American Could Face Prison in Thailand After Posting Negative Reviews of a Resort: ‘The man was arrested under Thailand’s criminal defamation law, which has been used to silence critics and stifle dissent. The hotel that brought charges acknowledges that using the law might be “excessive.”’ — Lux friend Tommy Kane

35 Thoughts About Mario on Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary: “Insights and observations about Super Mario, what he means to video game culture and why he remains popular today.” — Sam

A strange game of dice: A short story in Nature — Sam

And She’s Voting From Space, So Y’all Have No ExcuseAdam K

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi: “There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked all the rules out — and wrote seven perfect detective stories to demonstrate. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a brilliant, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit those old stories: an author hiding from his past and an editor keen to understand it.” — Sam

Meteoroid Bounces Back Into Space — Lindsay Kalish (Adam K’s better half)

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