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Apr 20, 2024

Former OpenAI leader has an easy trick for surviving AI in the workplace

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Former OpenAI leader Zack Kass says human qualities like courage and wisdom will help you survive AI in the workplace. Also: Don’t be an ‘asshole.’

Apr 20, 2024

This Penguin-inspired underwater drone can dart through water

Posted by in category: drones

EvoLogics has unveiled an upgraded version of its Quadroin AUV, known for its penguin-inspired appearance and agile design for surveying.

Apr 20, 2024

Three ways the US could help universities compete with tech companies on AI innovation

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Empowering universities to remain at the forefront of AI research will be key to realizing the field’s long-term potential.

Apr 20, 2024

Why it’s so hard for China’s chip industry to become self-sufficient

Posted by in categories: computing, materials

Chip companies from the US and China are developing new materials to reduce reliance on a Japanese monopoly. It won’t be easy.

Apr 20, 2024

Hugging Face releases a benchmark for testing generative AI on health tasks

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI

Hugging Face has published a new leaderboard and benchmark for evaluating generative AI models on health-related tasks and questions.

Apr 20, 2024

Dragonfly: NASA Just Confirmed The Most Exciting Space Mission Of Your Lifetime

Posted by in category: space

Mission to explore the surface of the only moon in the solar system with an Earth-like atmosphere will launch in 2028 and arrive at Saturn’s giant moon in 2034.

Apr 20, 2024

Researchers taught robots to run. Now they’re teaching them to walk

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Robots might need to become more boring to be useful.

Apr 20, 2024

It’s time to retire the term “user”

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The proliferation of AI means we need a new word.

Apr 20, 2024

Microsoft’s new AI model makes images talk, sing

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VASA is a framework for generating lifelike talking faces with appealing visual affective skills.

Apr 20, 2024

Cannabis use linked to enhanced ability to understand others’ emotions

Posted by in category: neuroscience

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research offers an intriguing perspective on the effects of regular cannabis use. Contrary to the commonly held view that cannabis has primarily negative impacts on mental health and behavior, the study suggests that regular cannabis users may have a heightened ability to understand the emotions of others. This enhanced empathetic ability is linked to increased connectivity within certain brain regions, particularly the anterior cingulate cortex, a key area involved in processing empathy.

Cannabis is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances worldwide, yet its impact on mental health and cognitive functions remains a subject of contentious debate. Traditional research predominantly highlights the negative consequences associated with cannabis use, particularly its potential to impair cognitive functions and contribute to mental health issues.

These studies often focus on how cannabis interacts with brain regions like the anterior cingulate cortex, which is known to have a high density of cannabinoid receptors and plays a significant role in cognitive processes such as decision making and emotion regulation.

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