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The Media's Coverage of AI is Bogus

8 monthes ago   |   By Scientific American

Claims that machine learning can predict sexuality, psychosis and more are greatly overblown
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Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of...

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of mask mandates

The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates. Read more ...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Read more ...

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

A group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks, which have become a critical component in stopping... Read more ...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai detained, his Apple Daily offices searched

Billionaire media tycoon and Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign powers.” Police also searched the offices of his Apple... Read more ...

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

A plan from President Donald Trump to extend additional unemployment benefits requires states to provide 25% of the funds, and it's unclear whether states have the money or the... Read more ...

Cleveland Indians punish Zach Plesac for going out, breaking MLB protocol

Cleveland Indians punish Zach Plesac for going out, breaking MLB protocol

The Cleveland Indians sent starting pitcher Zach Plesac home to quarantine after he went out Saturday night with friends in Chicago following his victory over the White Sox... Read more ...

Positive case of coronavirus reported at Thomas Jefferson Elementary in...

Positive case of coronavirus reported at Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Clark County

Another person in the Greater Clark County School district has tested positive for COVID-19. Read more ...

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California, according to a spokesperson. Read more ...

Astros, A's brawl after Ramon Laureano is hit by pitch

Astros, A's brawl after Ramon Laureano is hit by pitch

The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros engaged in a bench-clearing brawl Sunday that defied MLB's coronavirus protocols and will likely lead to multiple suspensions. A's... Read more ...

Illinois school district says no pajamas for online classes

Illinois school district says no pajamas for online classes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The school district in Illinois' capital city has updated its school dress code policy for remote learning, saying students can't wear pajama pants... Read more ...