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A language generation program’s ability to write articles, produce code and compose poetry has wowed scientists

GPT-3 is 10 times more complex than its predecessor. antoniokhr/iStock via Getty Images

GPT-3 is 10 times more complex than its predecessor. antoniokhr/iStock via Getty Images Prasenjit Mitra, Pennsylvania State University Seven years ago, my student and I at Penn State built a bot to write a Wikipedia article on Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s play “Chitra.” First it culled information about “Chitra” from the internet. Then it looked at existing Wikipedia entries …

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Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business School We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ironically, software developers themselves have been on the forefront of efforts to solve this problem by creating apps …

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Latest updates: Apple is trying to reclaim its major innovator status (by making you wash your hands)

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Apple Margarietha de Villiers Scheepers, University of the Sunshine Coast and Martie-Louise Verreynne, RMIT University Market commentators view Apple’s announcements at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 (WWDC) as one of the company’s most important strategic moves of the past decade. Among the key announcements were details of the watchOS 7 – with a pandemic-inspired handwashing detection feature – and …

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Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle. NASA

Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle. NASA Adam Hawkey, Solent University Millions of people watched breathlessly as astronauts for the first time successfully travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule, on May 30. The historic launch, which …

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Beyond Incubation: Universities as agents of startup development

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST Shaimaa El Nazer • 04 June, 2020 In the 1990s, professors Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff, put forward the idea of the Triple Helix framework, which highlighted academia alongside corporates and government as key pillars …

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