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Quantum microphone works even better than a regular one

blog post image By detecting tiny movements of particles of light, a quantum microphone has recorded human speech that is easier to understand than if it is captured by an equivalent classical version

The 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma - The Medical Futurist

blog post image The medical community gradually acknowledges digital health but doesn't embrace it entirely. Familiarize yourself with the future of pharma! Medical Futurist 10 trends shaping the future of pharma Patients on advisory boards - to better know the exact needs Digital health strategy 'around the pill'...

6 expert essays on the future of biotech

blog post image How will biotechnology transform our approach to human health? Scientists from the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council share key insights. World Economic Forum future of biotech DNA technology - genetic screening for disease, recombinant protein production, CAR T cells, gene therapy, organoid...

Fatalism - the stalemate of us vs. COVID-19

blog post image Stephen Casper - medical historian at Clarkson University - offers a worrying prediction for COVID for the end of 2022. The analogy for COVID-19 won't be influenza but 'tuberculosis before the discovery of antibiotics'. A new hospital specialty might even exist - looking after COVID patients - and they...

Quantum computing: The next big thing in healthcare?

blog post image IEEE newsletter on Quantum computing "quantum computers will give us a new understanding of the functioning of the human body based on their ability to process large amounts of data in a short time and identify new information and connections. At the same time, by obtaining and making more and more...

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

blog post image "Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay." Notable mentions of the conferences Collision, Web Summit, and RISE, and the speed networking software Mingle. "[T]he Distance Learning Association's Thomas Capone says that the future of meetings and events...

Human remains from Mary Rose show diversity of Tudor crew

blog post image A team of researchers with Cardiff University, the Mary Rose Trust, HM Naval Base and the British Geological Survey's National Environmental Isotope Facility has found evidence of racial diversity among the crew of the Mary Rose—a warship from the time of King Henry the VIII. In their paper published...

Using GPT-2 to generate Tweets

blog post image Last summer I blogged about using a Deep Neural Network to generate tweets but only used 3200 of my tweets. Since then I've used Twitter's archive mechanism to retrieve ALL my tweets (just over 30,000) to train a network. Not any old network - the GPT-2 model from OpenAI. This 'finetuning' of an existing...

Data-driven humanitarianism

blog post image An article from MIT Technology Review showing how the World Food Programme uses geospatial data that is developed and made 'open' to all by people within the areas being served. "It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but its people are among the most vulnerable. Afghanistan’s snowy...

Human origins: 'Little Foot' fossil's big journey out of Africa

blog post image "How the priceless skull of an ancient ancestor was brought to the UK from South Africa for study."

Decade-long study shows half of all rivers in the world heavily impacted by humans

blog post image A team of researchers from several institutions in France and China has conducted a decade-long study of the degree of human impact on river systems around the world over the past two centuries. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study and what their findings revealed.

Introducing Open-AI's DALL-E.

blog post image Ever wondered what an armchair in the shape of an avocado might look like? Introducing Open-AI's DALL-E. Does this help with accessibility by explaining things in pictures from written words? Does it risk replacing humans in the creative industry with machines? "DALL·E: Creating Images from...

Is heutagogy the future of education?

blog post image Fred Garnett, an educationalist, from the Heutagogy Stakeholder Group - a UNESCO initiative. "Humans developed the capability of 'social learning' over millennia before settlements enabled the development of 'civilisation'. We then invented education formalising what we had previously learnt informally....

Google Brings Back Human Moderators for YouTube Content

blog post image Google Brings Back Human Moderators for YouTube Content | Digital Trends: More human moderators are going back to work to oversee YouTube content, taking over from automated systems that admittedly took down some videos erroneously. "YouTube revealed in late August that in the three months prior, 11.4...

Learning to Summarize with Human Feedback: We've applied reinforcement learning from human feedback to train language models

blog post image Learning to Summarize with Human Feedback: We've applied reinforcement learning from human feedback to train language models that are better at summarization. Our models generate summaries that are better than summaries from 10x larger models trained only with supervised learning. Even though we train...

Reviewing research about the evolution of complex cognition in birds

blog post image Reviewing research about the evolution of complex cognition in birds: So far, the majority of studies investigating brain functions and intelligence have been carried out either on humans or animals that are known to be most similar to humans, such as monkeys, apes, and other mammals. Nonetheless, some...

Police Across Canada Are Using Predictive Policing Algorithms

blog post image Police Across Canada Are Using Predictive Policing Algorithms, Report Finds: Police across Canada are increasingly adopting algorithmic technology to predict crime. The authors of a new report say human rights are threatened by the practice.

Heroes of Progress, Pt. 30: Sir John Harington: Introducing the man who invented the first flushable toilet, Sir John Harington.

blog post image Heroes of Progress, Pt. 30: Sir John Harington: Introducing the man who invented the first flushable toilet, Sir John Harington.

A Tokyo hospital is livestreaming surgeries in virtual reality: "Especially in the current situation, we believe that VR

blog post image A Tokyo hospital is livestreaming surgeries in virtual reality: "Especially in the current situation, we believe that VR live streaming is very useful because you can share an immersive experience while avoiding human contact."