Roundup

  1. March 31, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: the role of biodiverse forests in buffering disease transmission; upending causality in quantum computing; dismantling the myth of objective AI; a new lens on one of history’s most famous pandemics; the continuing hunt...

  2. March 26, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: auditing the datasets used to train NLP machine learning; the challenges of moving medical training online; Census as democracy’s “data infrastructure”; baffling week for AstraZeneca COVID vaccine data; new insights in...

  3. March 24, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: decolonizing paleontology; mixed messages on AstraZeneca vaccine prompt unprecedented confusion; digitized logs reveal remarkable whale behavior; machine learning offers new insight on Beethoven performances; the “game...

  4. March 19, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: bespoke AI recognizes pastries, cancer cells; model blastocysts cultured in vitro; weighing poor-quality COVID research; countering misinformation with “nudges” toward accuracy; where bright healthcare ideas go to die;...

  5. March 17, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: “…in spite of everything”; machine learning vs. logistic regression in acute MI; falling into the data gap; worrying Ebola news; growing pains for telehealth; the thread of bias in AI; global fight against tuberculosis...

  6. March 12, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: hack grabs access to sensitive camera feeds; problematic racial categories in biometric data; snowflakes: pretty, unique, and hard to photograph; QR codes and contact tracing; wave of antibiotic overuse in early days of...

  7. March 10, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: doing the dissertation dance; CDC issues new guidelines for vaccinated; genomic sequencing confers real-time view of virus evolution; considering the burdens of bias in algorithmic tools; the internet doesn’t have to be...

  8. March 5, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: Stanford HAI publishes wide-angle annual report on the state of the AI enterprise; FDA unveils major data initiative; mRNA technology being eyed for malaria vaccines; truce over CRISPR patent dispute to speed pandemic...

  9. March 3, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: old harmonies and vaulting ambition; robots master old-school console games; fossil find contains passel of Utahraptors; lasers spit out random numbers; repeating mistakes in a pandemic; Zoom fatigue and academic pandemic...

  10. February 26, 2021

    In today’s Roundup: coming to grips with a half-million deaths; fine-tuning machine learning models; Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine being weighed by regulators; the hard work of creating algorithms that avoid recapitulating bias; a...

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