Facebook Finally Slowed Down—When We Needed It to Move Fast

How ironic. Facebook’s history is littered with products that it rushed out without considering consequences or abuses. The one product where Facebook determinedly did not move fast, but painstakingly game-planned…

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AI Can Help Patients—but Only If Doctors Understand It

Nurse Dina Sarro didn’t know much about artificial intelligence when Duke University Hospital installed machine learning software to raise an alarm when a person was at risk of developing sepsis,…

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1 House, 40 Roommates? During Covid, Co-Living Adds Up

Co-living spaces aren’t always the cheapest option available. “You can always find a three-bedroom walkup with no elevator, no air-conditioning, and no dishwasher for less,” says Cushman & Wakefield’s Tjarksen….

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These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

Inside an ordinary-looking home, a robot suspended from the ceiling slowly expands arms holding a sponge, before carefully wiping a kitchen surface clean. Nearby, another robot gently cleans a flat-screen…

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The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get an AI Upgrade

More than 3 million acres of California have burned this year, and 18,000 firefighters are still battling 27 major wildfires across the sooty state sometimes called golden. And every day,…

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Get WIRED: Nextdoor’s CEO on Curtailing Racial Profiling

At the start of the pandemic, Nextdoor saw an 80 percent increase in users, as people flocked to the neighborhood app to get information, share local resources, and, probably exchange…

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