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Beyond End Predictions: Stop Putting Machine Learning First and Design Human-Centered AI for Decision Support

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Zana Buçinca, Alexandra Chouldechova, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, and Krzysztof Z. Gajos. 2022. “ Beyond End Predictions: Stop Putting Machine Learning First and Design...
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DeepMind's latest AI project solves programming challenges like a newb

DeepMind's latest AI project solves programming challenges like a newb

9 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / If an AI were asked to come up with an image for this article, would it think of The Matrix? Google's DeepMind AI division has tackled everything from StarCraft to...
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New exhibit highlights differences between algorithmic and human curation

15 hours ago   |   Oxford University

As algorithms infiltrate our visual culture, what impact do they have on how audiences perceive creative content? University of Oxford researchers question the role of...
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‘The biggest meeting for humanity': Why Cop15 has to succeed

17 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Negotiators from around the world have landed in Montreal, Canada for the UN's biodiversity conference, Cop15. The summit has been called an “unprecedented” opportunity for...
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Toys are us: How childhood objects may have shaped human history

21 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Tantalising evidence hints that key human innovations including the wheel and weaving were the outcome of, quite literally, child's play
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Homo Sapiens Rediscovered review: Hunting human origin stories

21 hours ago   |   New Scientist

From a bone fragment of a mysterious new species to the latest on cave art, Paul Pettit's powerful new book shows how science is rewriting the past
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Expert reaction to impact of cold weather on human health

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

The Met Office and UKHSA have issued a cold weather alert across England from Wednesday 7 December. Dr Laurence Wainwright, Departmental Lecturer at the Smith School of...
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How ChatGPT Could Transform Higher Education 

How ChatGPT Could Transform Higher Education 

1 day ago   |   Social Science Space

Artificial intelligence's ability to create and communicate in a human has made enormous strides since silicon pioneers like ELIZA in 1966. (Screen capture: Public domain via...
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A surprising number of African animals eat beeswax

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

Honeyguide birds lead humans to bees' nests and get beeswax as a reward, but camera traps reveal that honey badgers, baboons and mongooses all feed on the leftovers
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Law and Slavery on the Silk Roads: How Did Buddhist Monks and Nuns Participate in the Slave Trade?

Law and Slavery on the Silk Roads: How Did Buddhist Monks and Nuns Participate in the Slave Trade?

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Cuilan Liu. 2022. “ Law and Slavery on the Silk Roads: How Did Buddhist Monks and Nuns Participate in the Slave Trade? .” BuddhistRoad Paper, 3, 2, Pp. 3-26. Abstract The...
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Beyond End Predictions: Stop Putting Machine Learning First and Design...

Zana Buçinca, Alexandra Chouldechova, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, and Krzysztof Z. Gajos. 2022. “ Beyond End Predictions: Stop Putting Machine Learning First and Design... Read more ...

Get a close look at Cybermen, cyborgs and Daleks at Doctor Who exhibition

Get a close look at Cybermen, cyborgs and Daleks at Doctor Who exhibition

The metallic menaces known as the Daleks Have you ever watched an episode of Doctor Who and found yourself wondering how much of what was going on was actually possible, or... Read more ...

CERN, Fermilab particle boffins bet on AlmaLinux for big science

CentOS tossed out AlmaLinux, a somewhat popular free Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux , received a vote of confidence on Thursday from the European and... Read more ...

Science Shows How Flushing a Public Toilet Blasts Pathogens Everywhere - CNET

Here's proof that flushing a public toilet is truly disgusting. Read more ...

The Power of Proximity: Office Interactions Affect Online Feedback and...

Natalia Emanuel, Emma Harrington, and Amanda Pallais. Working Paper. “ The Power of Proximity: Office Interactions Affect Online Feedback and Quits, Especially for Women and... Read more ...

Recent Developments in Causal Inference and Machine Learning

Jennie Brand, Xiang Zhou, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. “ Recent Developments in Causal Inference and Machine Learning .” Annual Review of Sociology. brand-zhou-xie2023 causal.pdf Read more ...

Expanding the HDAC druggable landscape beyond enzymatic inhibition

Julien Olivet, Soon Gang Choi, Salvador Sierra, Tina M O'Grady, Mario de la Fuente Revenga, Florent Laval, Vladimir V Botchkarev, Christoph Gorgulla, Paul W Coote, Jeremy... Read more ...

Multi-armed Bandit Learning On a Graph: Technical Report

Tianpeng Zhang, Kasper Johansson, and Li Na. In Preparation. “ Multi-armed Bandit Learning On a Graph: Technical Report .” In CISS 2023. Baltimore, Maryland, USA: IEEE... Read more ...

Expert reaction to study looking at short bursts of vigorous physical...

A study published in Nature Medicine looks at wearable device-measured vigorous physical activity and mortality. Prof David Stensel, Professor of Exercise Metabolism... Read more ...

Expert reaction to Cumbrian coalmine decision

It has been announced that Michael Gove has approved development of the UK's first new coalmine in 3 decades in Whitehaven in Cumbria. Prof Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem... Read more ...