Near-miss Cyberattack Worries Officials, Tech Industry

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~5 min

Why does this worm have such giant eyes?

Scientists have discovered a bristle worm with such sharp-seeing eyes that they measure up to the vision of mammals and octopuses.

Kristian Bjørn-Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~8 min


The hidden risk of letting AI decide – losing the skills to choose for ourselves

AI has the potential to diminish the human experience in several ways. One particularly concerning threat is to the ability to make thoughtful decisions.

Joe Árvai, Dana and David Dornsife Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Tech Companies Want to Build Artificial General Intelligence

VOA Learning English • voa
April 11, 2024 ~5 min

New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images

By providing plausible label maps for one medical image, the Tyche machine-learning model could help clinicians and researchers capture crucial information.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 11, 2024 ~7 min

OpenAI Introduces Voice Cloning Tool, But Waits for Public Release

VOA Learning English • voa
April 10, 2024 ~6 min

1 ice grain from Jupiter’s moon may be enough to find signs of life

If life exists on moons orbiting Saturn and Jupiter, instruments headed there in the fall may just need a tiny ice grain to find it.

Hannah Hickey-U. Washington • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~7 min

With inspiration from “Tetris,” MIT researchers develop a better radiation detector

The device, based on simple tetromino shapes, could determine the direction and distance of a radiation source, with fewer detector pixels.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
April 10, 2024 ~7 min


Robotic lab hunts for better battery ‘recipes’

Researchers used a robotic lab to mix unconventional ingredients in just the right order to make complex materials for batteries.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~6 min

A faster, better way to prevent an AI chatbot from giving toxic responses

Researchers create a curious machine-learning model that finds a wider variety of prompts for training a chatbot to avoid hateful or harmful output.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 10, 2024 ~8 min

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