Parents: Step away from that focused little kid

When a young child is focused on an activity, too much direction from a parent can actually get in the way, research finds.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
March 22, 2021 ~9 min

COVID-19 stymied young kids’ reading skills

Following school closures in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, children's reading fluency in the US is roughly 30% behind what's expected in a typical year.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
March 22, 2021 ~9 min

Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming 'disadvantaged groups', experts warn

Rapid deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle coronavirus must still go through ethical checks and balances, or we risk harming

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 16, 2021 ~6 min

Machine learning system predicts severe COVID-19

An advanced machine learning system can accurately predict the risk of a patient's COVID-19 advancing to severe disease or death, say researchers.

Michael E. Newman-Johns Hopkins • futurity
March 15, 2021 ~7 min

Machine learning models for diagnosing COVID-19 are not yet suitable for clinical use

Systematic review finds that machine learning models for detecting and diagnosing COVID-19 from medical images have major flaws and biases, making them

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 15, 2021 ~6 min

Smart speaker checks for irregular heartbeat

Researchers have come up with a new skill for smart speakers: tracking the minute motion of your heartbeat while you sit in front of it.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
March 10, 2021 ~9 min

Using artificial intelligence to generate 3D holograms in real-time

A new method called tensor holography could enable the creation of holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, medical imaging, and more — and it can run on a smartphone.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 10, 2021 ~8 min

Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge “adversarial” inputs

Method builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 8, 2021 ~8 min

How your brain backs off bad solutions to a problem

Avoiding the worst options can be as key to problem solving as finding the best option. New research digs into how the brain knows it's on the wrong track.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
March 5, 2021 ~7 min

Sign language for quantum science being developed at Harvard

Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and The Learning Center for the Deaf are working together to develop American Sign Language modules on quantum science topics for undergraduate students with the aim of increasing STEM opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Adam Zewe • harvard
March 2, 2021 ~7 min