Analysis of media reporting of suicidal behavior in Nigeria - Olibamoyo O, Ola B, Coker O, Adewuya A, Onabola A.
This study was designed to analyze the content, quality, and adherence of media reporting of suicidal behavior in Nigeria from 2016 to 2019 using the responsible reporting on suicide guidelines by the World Health Organization. Also, to note t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Whistleblowing requires courage, but don ’t expect Facebook to change its ways | John Naughton
Frances Haugen ’s ‘testimony tour’ of revelations about the tech company makes good copy, but will its executives listen?If you wanted a paragon of astute, thoroughly modern whistleblowing, thenFrances Haugen is your woman. She is the former Facebook employee who revealed that the company knew about the harm that some of its products, especially Instagram, were causing but did little or nothing about them because it prioritised growth and revenue above all else.A good CV is essential to establish your street cred and Haugen ticks all the Silicon Valley boxes. A degree in electrical engineering? Check. An ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Facebook Technology Science Edward Snowden Social networking Internet Silicon Valley US news UK news Source Type: news

New applications of self-control theory to computer-focused cyber deviance and victimization: a comparison of cognitive and behavioral measures of self-control and test of peer cyber deviance and gender as moderators - Louderback ER, Antonaccio O.
This study tests the effects of behavioral and cognitive measures of self-control on computer-focused cyber deviance and cyber victimization with survey data from 1,036 adult employees. We examine moderating effects of cyber deviant peers and gender in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Who finds media violence funny? Testing the effects of media violence exposure and dark personality traits - Allen JJ, Ash SM, Anderson CA.
The popularity and commercial success of electronic media that pair humor with violence suggests that many people enjoy laughing at screen media violence. But who is most likely to find media violence funny? To answer this question, we measured media viole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The online caliphate: internet usage and ISIS support in the Arab world - Piazza JA, Guler A.
Experts argue that the internet has provided expanded opportunities for violent extremist groups to propagandize and recruit. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is an exemplar in that it has heavily invested in an online presence and uses online... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Getting the best of both worlds: a framework for combining disaggregate travel survey data and aggregate mobile phone data for trip generation modelling - Bwambale A, Choudhury CF, Hess S, Iqbal MS.
Traditional approaches to travel behaviour modelling primarily rely on household travel survey data, which is expensive to collect, resulting in small sample sizes and infrequent updates. Furthermore, such data is prone to reporting errors which can lead t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Mobile phone data in transportation research: methods for benchmarking against other data sources - Dypvik Landmark A, Arnesen P, S ödersten CJ, Hjelkrem OA.
The ubiquity of personal cellular phones in society has led to a surging interest in using Big Data generated by mobile phones in transport research. Studies have suggested that the vast amount of data could be used to estimate origin-destination (OD) matr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Facebook and other internet stocks under pressure after Snap gloom
Internet stocks were under pressure in premarket trading on Friday, dragged lower by Snap undefined, after the owner of social media app... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia Strengthens Its Internet Censorship Powers
Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USDA to Make Up to $1.15 Billion Available to Help People Living in Rural Communities Access High-Speed Internet
Announces funding of up to $1.15 billion through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program to expand broadband availability in rural areas through loans and grants. Addresses ReConnect Program eligibility and additional investments in rural distance learning and telemedicine projects. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Non-consensual forwarding of personal erotic photos at schools : a survey of school principals in Schleswig-Holstein on sexual border violations using digital media - Dekker A, Behrendt P, Pregartbauer L.
BACKGROUND: The Internet and digital media entail both risks and opportunities for children and young people. One risk is posed by cases in which personal erotic photos of schoolchildren are forwarded against their will. For the children and adolescents co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Everything's going according to Plan(demic): a cultural sociological approach to conspiracy theorizing - Jaworsky BN.
In this article, I examine the case of a viral film entitled "Plandemic," its sequel, and the epidemiologist that is its main subject, and develop a cultural sociology of conspiracy theorizing through the concept of "performative conspiracy." I argue that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

UK Covid: Sajid Javid warns country could hit 100,000 cases per day and urges people to get jabs – as it happened
Health secretary says ‘pandemic is not over’ but confirms UK will not implement its ‘plan B’ measures just now. This live blog has now closed – for global Covid updates,please follow this live blogJavid vows to protect NHS but says Covid cases could hit 100,000 a dayNo 10 to buy new antiviral treatments for Covid in time for winterComplacency holding back booster rollout in England, says NHS bossMorocco bans flights from UK, Germany and NetherlandsDame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, told the London assembly this morning that it was a mistake for the Met, at a briefing, to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Politics UK news Coronavirus PMQs Boris Johnson Keir Starmer House of Commons Kwasi Kwarteng Green economy Climate crisis Environment Internet safety Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Internet addiction and nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescence: associations with offline and online social support - Liu S, Lin MP, Lee YT, Wu JYW, Hu WH, You J.
This study aims to compare the effect of offline and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of users' attitudes toward anonymous internet interventions for cannabis vs. alcohol use: a secondary analysis of data from two clinical trials - Romero D, Johansson M, Hermansson U, Lindner P.
BACKGROUND: Numerous trials have demonstrated the efficacy of internet interventions targeting alcohol or cannabis use, yet a substantial proportion of users do not benefit from the format, warranting further research to identify moderators of treatment ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An internet of things and fuzzy markup language based approach to prevent the risk of falling object accidents in the execution phase of construction projects - Mart ínez-Rojas M, Gacto MJ, Vitiello A, Acampora G, Soto-Hidalgo JM.
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is establishing itself as a technology to improve data acquisition and information management in the construction field. It is consolidating as an emerging technology in all phases of the life cycle of projects and spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pornography use and sexual offending: an examination of perceptions of role and risk - Holt K, Kissinger J, Spickler C, Roush V.
Despite no definitive relationship between pornography and sexual offenses, there exists an assumption that use plays a role in the commission of sexual crimes and may increase risk of recidivism. This has led to the development of post-release restriction... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Mother who managed to survive Mao's "Cultural Revolution" warning that she sees the American left moving in the same direction
(Natural News) We have often compared the American left to tyrants, authoritarians and, yes, even murderous regimes — but that’s not because we’re trying for ‘shock value’ or because we want an internet user to click on our stories. We have made the comparison because it’s absolutely true. Today’s Democrat Party is nothing like the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon just launched a new robot that roams around your home, SPYING on you and uploading audio and video to company servers
(Natural News) Most internet users aren’t aware of this, but practically everywhere they go online they are taken to destination sites that use Amazon Web Services (AWS). While most people focus on the awesome, and outsized, economic power of the multibillion dollar e-tailer, Amazon’s influence is largely unknown; after all, the vast majority of internet users... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Evidence for 'lab leak' COVID theory mounts thanks to private sleuths, says former key Trump national security adviser
Evidence is mounting that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan, and key clues are being turned up by private citizens and internet... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firearm-related internet searches as a correlate of future firearm suicides: cross-correlation analyses of monthly Google search volumes and method-specific suicide rates in the United States - Lee JY, Pham A, Wong J, Deng Z.
This study examined if the trends in MGSVs of suicide-relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An emotion regulation tablet app for middle-aged and older adults at high suicide risk: feasibility, acceptability, and two case studies - Kiosses DN, Monkovic J, Stern A, Czaja SJ, Alexopoulos G, Arslanoglou E, Ebo T, Pantelides J, Yu H, Dunefsky J, Smeragliuolo A, Putrino D.
OBJECTIVE The unique features of technological applications may improve the treatment of peopleat risk of suicide. In this article, we present feasibility and acceptability data as well as two case studies demonstrating the use of WellPATH, a tablet app t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Effects of violent and nonviolent sexualized media on aggression-related thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors: a meta-analytic review - Burnay J, Kepes S, Bushman BJ.
Women are often depicted as sex objects rather than as human beings in the media (e.g., magazines, television programs, films, and video games). Theoretically, media depictions of females as sex objects could lead to negative attitudes and even aggressive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Robin's wish and the complex causal web of death by suicide - Joiner TE, Robison M.
The documentary film Robin's Wish aims to reclaim the media scrutiny around Robin Williams' death, fixating on causation being solely attributed to a postmortem diagnosis of which Williams was unaware-Lewy Body Dementia. The film and other sources as well ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Web-based internet searches for digital health products in the United Kingdom before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a time-series analysis using app libraries from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA), BMJ Open
Retrospective analysis found web-based searches for digital health products increased by 343% during the pandemic (March 2020- Dec 2020 versus Jan 2019-March 2020), signifying an increased interest in this potential therapeutic medium in the UK population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Situation awareness and early warning model of vehicle collision risk based on internet of vehicles technology - Xia KL, Li Y, Zhang N, Torres M.
In view of the current situation awareness and early warning model of vehicle collision risk at traffic intersection does not consider the discrimination threshold, which leads to low early warning accuracy and high early warning missing rate, a situation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A lane-changing trajectory prediction method in Internet of Vehicles environment - Sun CH, Sun Y.
The traditional lane change trajectory prediction method has some problems such as large deviation of actual estimation and long prediction time. This paper proposes a lane change trajectory prediction method in the network of vehicles environment. Firstly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Application of internet of vehicles technology in congestion prediction of intersections - Wang H, Liu X, Donofrio A.
Urban traffic problem has become one of the problems that restrict the sustainable development of cities. In order to improve the urban traffic situation, this paper provided a new intersection congestion prediction method based on Internet of vehicles tec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Real-time perception of urban road congestion based on Internet of Vehicles technology - Le L.
In order to solve the problems of high packet loss rate, low perception accuracy and long perception time existing in traditional urban road congestion real-time sensing methods, this paper proposes a new urban road congestion real-time sensing method base... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Smart helmet using internet of things - Torad MA.
The rate of death relative to the size of the world's population has remained constant, according to the world health organization (WHO). WHO targets to minimize the ratio of road death to the half by 2022. This paper discusses a way for accident detection... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Contending with carcerality: discursive resistance to elite appropriation of antiviolence activism in Indian media - Packard CC.
Research has revealed how antiviolence activism can become entangled with the state's punitive agenda, leading to what some have called "carceral feminism." However, this scholarship focuses primarily on the U.S. context. Additionally, few studies examine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Engagement with mobile health interventions for depression: a systematic review - Molloy A, Anderson PL.
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are a major public health problem, and many people face barriers to accessing evidence-based mental health treatment. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions may circumvent logistical barriers to in-person care (e.g., cost, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

¡Yo no Estoy Loca! a behavioral health telenovela style entertainment education video: increasing mental health literacy among Latinas - Gonzalez F, Benuto LT.
Lack of knowledge and negative attitudes towards mental health is linked to low utilization of services among Latinxs. Entertainment-education videos have been effective at increasing literacy and reducing stigma across different health domains but Latinxs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Inside the Courtroom With Theranos ’s Elizabeth Holmes
Behind the closed doors are whispers, gestures and a daily rhythm, plus two court artists, numbered tickets and some true-crime fans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Woo and Erin Griffith Tags: Jury System Tests (Medical) Computers and the Internet Entrepreneurship Frauds and Swindling Theranos Inc Holmes, Elizabeth (1984- ) Behringer, Vicki Sinense, Jane Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Internet sleuths claim fugitive Brian Laundrie is hiding in parents' backyard
Videos have surface on social media following drone footage of the Laundries' backyard garden, with some believing that Brian has taken... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The internet has successfully hated YouTube's annual "Rewind" videos to death
One annual video cannot contain "the full breadth" of YouTube, which is one way to describe it (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Day of the Girl Child
patwariThu, 10/07/2021 - 15:43In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls ’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them.UNFPA works to protect the health and rights of adolescent girls through access to sexual and reproductive health counselling, information and services; comprehensive sexuality education; and through encouraging girls' empowerment and participation in the decisions that most affect them. UNFPA also works with boys and men to advance gender equality, and to encourage ...
Source: UNFPA News - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: patwari Source Type: news

Internet Sleuths Decide On New Zodiac Killer Suspect, Many Sites Take the Bait
It must be a slow news week because dozens of news sites — including, ahem, Fox News and TMZ — clamored to publish a press release today... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlize Theron and Darren Walker on How to End Global Vaccine Inequity
This month, for the first time in two years, the G20 will meet in Rome to discuss a global, multilateral agenda. The stakes could not be higher. Certainly, member states are feeling the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing consequences. But, sadly, the 175 countries not at the table—most in the Global South—still face the gravest suffering and highest rates of death. Nowhere is the disparity more apparent than in vaccine access. In places like Los Angeles and New York City, where we respectively live and were vaccinated, large distribution sites like the L.A. Forum and the Javits Center have helped the two cities ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlize Theron and Darren Walker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

EXPOSED: China stockpiled PCR tests many months before first covid case emerged
(Natural News) It has come out that China’s Hubei Province ordered large quantities of PCR tests in early 2019, many months before the first “case” of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) even emerged. A report by the Australia-based company Internet 2.0 explains that roughly 67.4 million yuan (roughly $10.5 million) was spent on PCR tests in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Invest in Companies That Are Actually Helping the Environment
ESG funds—investment funds that are supposed to include companies that score the highest marks in environmental, social and governance factors—have become increasingly popular as more people look to put their money where their environmental concerns are. When BlackRock debuted a new ESG-aligned fund in April, investors couldn’t get enough. They poured $1.25 billion into the U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETF (stock ticker LCTU) on its first day. No ESG fund, or any type of exchange-traded fund (ETF) for that matter, had ever received that much investment so quickly. But this wasn’t entirely a fee...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mark Dent Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 climate change Climate Is Everything Source Type: news

Massachusetts companies have raised $5.8B in IPOs this year. Here's how they ranked
With three months to go until the end of 2021, 30 Massachusetts companies have gone public in initial public offerings, raising $5.8 billion in one of the biggest years ever for IPOs nationwide. This year has already surpassed records for sheer number of IPOs nationwide, with 313 companies having undergone such fundraisers this year, according to a report by Renaissance Capital. In terms of dollars raised, 2021 has been the biggest since the internet bubble in 2000, the report says. Thos e numbers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Massachusetts companies have raised $5.8B in IPOs this year. Here's how they ranked
With three months to go until the end of 2021, 30 Massachusetts companies have gone public in initial public offerings, raising $5.8 billion in one of the biggest years ever for IPOs nationwide. This year has already surpassed records for sheer number of IPOs nationwide, with 313 companies having undergone such fundraisers this year, according to a report by Renaissance Capital. In terms of dollars raised, 2021 has been the biggest since the internet bubble in 2000, the report says. Thos e numbers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Singapore passes law to tackle 'foreign interference,' giving authorities the power to block internet content
Singapore's Parliament has approved a law giving broad powers to the government to deal with foreign interference -- sparking concern... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix sued after 'Squid Game' release increases traffic for Korean internet provider
Netflix has been sued by South Korean internet provider SK Broadband after the steamer's "Squid Game" caused an expensive influx in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Have In Common With Humans Of 23,000 Years Ago
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up to get a new edition from Susanna every Saturday. Recently, researchers reported that they’d found the oldest human footprints in North America. These fossilized tracks were made more than 21,000 years ago in what is now the White Sands National Park in New Mexico. It’s hard to comprehend that span of years and how many generations of humanity have come and gone since then. These were the slighted impressions on the earth—trace markings made by bare human feet pressing into the pliant mud of ancient lake. Yet they s...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The truth about artificial intelligence? It isn't that honest | John Naughton
Tests of natural language processing models show that the bigger they are, the bigger liars they are. Should we be worried?We are, as the critic George Steiner observed, “language animals”. Perhaps that’s why we are fascinated by other creatures that appear to have language – dolphins, whales, apes, birds and so on. In her fascinating book,Atlas of AI, Kate Crawford relates how, at the end of the 19th century, Europe was captivated by a horse called Hans that apparently could solve maths problems, tell the time, identify days on a calendar, differentiate musical tones and spell out words and sentenc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Science Technology Google Internet UK news Source Type: news