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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence

AI is the technology of the future. From supporting art restoration to overcoming the limitations of traditional agriculture and counting wild elephants, find out how AI is transforming the world for the better.

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Scientists use machine learning to begin understanding complex orangutan communication

Tropical field and behavioral ecologist Wendy Erb explores the world of orangutans in Borneo's lush, emerald tropical peatland woods. Her mission? To comprehend the language of these amazing creatures, particularly how male Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) communicate— a quest fraught Read More...

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Scientists document the secret language of sperm whales

Sperm whales, the majestic titans of the ocean, have long captivated researchers with their complex vocalizations. Recent research revealed a stunning discovery: these marine creatures have a sophisticated communication system, similar to a "phonetic alphabet."  Cracking the code: an in-depth Read More...

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Scientists map the mysteries of the brain in more detail than ever before

Google researchers revealed a wonderfully precise map of a portion of the human brain, marking a significant step forward in neuroscience. This astonishing feat, published in the journal Science and available online, provides unique insights into the complex architecture of brain cells, Read More...

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New smartphone game FathomVerse reveals the ocean's hidden depths

Prepare to dive into the depths of the ocean with FathomVerse, a groundbreaking smartphone game that blurs the barriers between gaming and scientific inquiry. FathomVerse, which was released on May 1st and is accessible on the App Store and Google Play, provides users with a unique opportunity to Read More...

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Tennessee's ELVIS Act: A pioneering legislation protects artists from AI misuse

Tennessee made history late last month by signing the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security Act (ELVIS Act), which was the first piece of legislation specially designed to protect artists from unlawful AI mimicry. Governor Bill Lee lauded the historic event, underscoring Tennessee's dedication Read More...

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Europe raises the bar: MEPs approve the world's first comprehensive AI legislation

In a historic move, the European Parliament approved the world's first comprehensive framework for regulating artificial intelligence (AI). Driven by concerns about prejudice, privacy violations, and societal hazards, the AI Act represents a crucial step toward managing the rapidly increasing AI Read More...

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Why culturally diverse datasets are critical for training AI

In the constantly evolving field of artificial intelligence, the demand to embrace cultural diversity in training datasets is more than a suggestion; it is a global need. A new study by the University of Copenhagen and AI start-up Anthropic revealed a startling reality: Large Language Models (LLMs) Read More...

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AI deciphers chicken language for a happier flock

Have you ever wondered what the chickens are talking about? Chickens are excellent communicators, with their clucks, squawks, and purrs forming a complicated linguistic system. These sounds are their way of engaging with the world and communicating delight, fear, and social cues to one another, Read More...

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Scientists finally complete map of gigantic deep sea coral reef off the US Atlantic coast 

For the first time in scientific history, experts have cracked the code of the world's largest deep-sea coral reef, a massive 6.4 million-acre ecosystem hundreds of miles off the Atlantic coast of the United States. This incredible discovery, which surpasses the size of Vermont, has now been Read More...

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This “Smart Tampon” uses AI to screen for cervical cancer

Using cutting-edge technology, recent Johns Hopkins University graduates have made a significant advancement that could safeguard more women against cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is observed every January. In the United States, the disease kills 4,000 people with cervixes each Read More...