“A Local hangout—a Pub, a Park, a Coffee Shop—Is As Important to Health As a Doctor or Therapist.”

November 2, 2019

Interview: Bob Sullivan Bob Sullivan and I have been friends for years, through the “Invisible Institute,” a terrific writers’ group to which we both belong. He’s a veteran journalist and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He’s won many awards, such as the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty…

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Will AI replace university lecturers? Not if we make it clear why humans matter | Mark Haw

Cash-strapped universities might be tempted by AI tutors, but they cannot reproduce human creativity or insight Many UK universities are struggling financially, but there’s one option that is rarely discussed: replacing lecturers with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. This might sound like sci-fi – after all, the lists of occupations vulnerable to AI rarely include teaching, which is still seen as too creative for computers. But a growing database of information…

September 8, 2019
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

July 18, 2019

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces. “Most people don’t realize, we can solve that with a chip,” Musk said to kick off Neuralink’s event, talking about some of the brain…

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