Specifically, the emergence of large language models – AI systems that are trained on vast amounts of text – means computers can now produce human-sounding written language and convert descriptive phrases into realistic images.
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National Unemployment Drops As Jobs Increase
Over the last six months, the national unemployment rate has bounced back and forth between 3.5 percent and 3.7 percent. In December, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.
Did He Jiankui ‘Make People Better’? Documentary Spurs a New Look at the Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies
“Make People Better” outlines an already well-documented saga, tracing the path of He from a promising young scientist at Rice and Stanford to a driven researcher establishing a laboratory in China that secretly worked to make heritable genome editing a reality.
Harnessing the Brain’s Immune Cells to Stave Off Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Most available treatments target just one of the multiple processes that can lead to neurodegeneration, which may not be effective in completely addressing disease symptoms or progress, if at all.
Tax Filing Websites Have Been Sending Users’ Financial Information to Facebook
Major tax filing services such as H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer have been quietly transmitting sensitive financial information to Facebook when Americans file their taxes online, The Markup has learned.
Retailers May See More Red After Black Friday as Consumers Say They Plan to Pull Back on Spending – Acting As If the US Were Already in a Recession
Retailers are gearing up for another blockbuster holiday shopping season, but consumers burned by the highest inflation in a generation may have other ideas.
What Holds Women Back From the Tech Industry? Girls Who Code Report Assesses Gender Gap
The percentage of women and nonbinary people entering tech has dropped over the last 40 years, but the organization’s CEO still has reasons to hope.
Patients Complain Some Obesity Care Startups Offer Pills, and Not Much Else
Many Americans turn to the latest big idea to lose weight — fad diets, fitness crazes, dodgy herbs and pills, bariatric surgery, just to name a few. They’re rarely the magic solution people dream of.
White House Projects 40 Million Americans Will Benefit From Student Debt Relief
According to an analysis prepared by the Department of Education and released by the White House on Sept. 20, more than 40 million borrowers in all 50 states would benefit from President Joe Biden’s proposal for student loan debt relief.
Crucial Senate Agreement on Gun Reform Focuses on Curtailing Violence
A bipartisan group of senators announced in a joint statement Sunday that they had reached a provisional agreement on passing legislation in response to a string of high-profile mass shootings and amid growing calls for legislators to address what some have called “America’s gun epidemic.”