Mask vs. muzzle: Even words are now polarized

Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence politics journalism television united-states society-and-culture rhetoric languages

Silq is an easier quantum programming language

"Our quantum programming language Silq allows programmers to utilize the potential of quantum computers better than with existing languages..."

Florian Meyer-ETH Zurich • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: quantum-computers computers algorithms science-and-technology languages

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Autocomplete serves up more bad COVID info in Spanish

Inaccurate or misleading autocompletes are more common when searching for COVID-19 information in Spanish than in English, researchers find.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 internet health-and-medicine languages

Little ones in 16 countries love hearing baby talk

"Often parents are discouraged from using baby talk by well-meaning friends or even health professionals." This study suggests otherwise.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: speech babies science-and-technology languages

Little ones in 16 countries love hearing baby talk

"Often parents are discouraged from using baby talk by well-meaning friends or even health professionals." This study suggests otherwise.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: speech babies science-and-technology languages

Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: aircraft communication safety featured society-and-culture languages

A.I. amplifies ‘help speech’ to fight hate speech online

Artificial intelligence can help fight hate speech online by boosting social media comments that support marginalized groups, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media internet refugees society-and-culture rhetoric languages

Should targeted groups reclaim slurs to neutralize them?

"When a group is seen as taking control of a historically disparaging term, it can indeed neutralize the insulting content of the term,"

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture laws languages uncategorized

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