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May 2, 2023


A decoder that uses brain scans to know what you mean — mostly

Scientists have found a way to decode a stream of words in the brain using MRI scans and artificial intelligence. The system reconstructs the gist of what a person hears or imagines, rather than trying to replicate each word, a team reports in the …

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BBC News

AI ‘godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton warns of dangers as he quits Google

A man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) has quit his job, warning about the growing dangers from developments in the field. Geoffrey Hinton, aged 75, announced his resignation from Google in a statement to the New York Times, …

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MIT Technology Review

Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build

“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.” By. Will Douglas Heavenarchive page. May 2, 2023. Geoffrey Hinton holds his hand up to partially obscure his face. Linda Nylind / eyevine via Redux.

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Biobank-scale inference of ancestral recombination graphs enables genealogical analysis of complex traits

Genome-wide genealogies compactly represent the evolutionary history of a set of genomes and inferring them from genetic data has the potential to facilitate a wide range of analyses. We introduce a method, ARG-Needle, for accurately inferring …

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Google, Apple submit proposal to fight misuse of Bluetooth location-tracking devices

The logo for Google LLC is seen at their office in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo. May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc-owned Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday they have …

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Google AI pioneer says he quit to speak freely about technology’s ‘dangers’

“I left so that I could talk about the dangers of AI without considering how this impacts Google,” Geoffrey Hinton wrote on Twitter. In an interview with the New York Times, Hinton said he …

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Scientific American

A Brain Scanner Combined with an AI Language Model Can Provide a Glimpse into Your Thoughts

While this specialized type of magnetic resonance imaging has transformed cognitive neuroscience, it isn’t a mind-reading machine: neuroscientists can’t look at a brain scan and tell what someone was seeing, hearing or thinking in the scanner.

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LANL Report – Looming Fortran Talent Scarcity is Threatening

A new report from Los Alamos National Lab sounds alarms over the declining number of Fortran programmers, the shrinking number of efforts to teach Fortran, and the reduced appetite of scientists and developers to learn Fortran.

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Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac just got a first-of-its-kind security update

Apple has just used its new Rapid Security Response system for the first time in a regular public release—all prior RSR patches were for iOS/macOS beta testing purposes. The patch comes as an update for those running iOS or iPadOS 16.4.1 or macOS …

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Wink News

FGCU hockey goalie skating toward doctorate in grad school

A hockey goalie for Florida Gulf Coast University is juggling his time on the rink with graduate school for a doctorate in nurse anesthesia. Matthew Vivian, 34, has been lacing up his skates, putting on his pads and hitting the ice to take his place in …

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