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Stephanie M. Lee
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EXCLUSIVE: Last month, a team made headlines in the artificial intelligence world for passing the Turing test. Now, they want to fix health insurance.
Starting in January, group medical practices and integrated health care systems that serve counties in five states, including California, will encourage patients to enroll in Medicare through Wholesale Change, the company told The Chronicle. To some computer scientists, a machine that passes the test crosses a threshold distinguishing human intelligence from artificial intelligence. "How much can we rely on a low Turing test threshold for inter...
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The America's Cup sails forward, but choppy waves are on the horizon, and other sailing metaphors.
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Hey, really enjoyed your article for SFGate. Would love to pitch you on a story. If you may be interested, my email is taylormizrahifashion at Gmail
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From Silicon Valley to the jungle.
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I now cover San Francisco's preparations for the America's Cup, the big-time sailing race coming to town in 2012 and 2013.
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"I really don't see how the Sausage Slinger is very threatening at all. It's just a hot dog cart. I feel like people kind of overreact, honestly."
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Sometimes my job is glamorous!
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"We wanted to democratize genetic information, we wanted to make it accessible to anybody. And if I put it through a physician, the reality is it's not accessible to everybody." -Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe
Six months ago, the Food and Drug Administration ordered 23andMe, the Google-backed genetic-testing startup, to stop selling saliva kits designed to deliver information about patients' health. The company is still selling the $99 home-test kits, but offering users only ancestry information and raw genetic data. At a time when genetic testing is cheaper and faster than ever before, 23andMe has set off a national debate over how it and businesses...
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A football story, for those of you who like that sort of thing.
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Party on, San Francisco.
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Life on the "public art that's damaged and/or disliked" beat continues.
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    Senior Technology Reporter, present
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San Francisco, California
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Albany, New York - South Pasadena, California - Berkeley, California - Virginia Beach, Virginia - Madrid, Spain - Washington, D.C. - Parita, Panama
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Stolen wit and shameless self-promotion.
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I write about science and medical technology for BuzzFeed News in San Francisco.
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  • University of California at Berkeley
    Comparative Literature, 2006 - 2010
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