October 9, 2023

The Risks and Promise of Artificial Intelligence According to the “Godfather of AI” Geoffrey Hinton

(CBS News) – The man who helped set today’s AI advancements in motion wants governments, companies and developers to carefully consider the best ways to safely advance the technology. Geoffrey Hinton, who has been called the “Godfather of Artificial Intelligence,” … Read More

October 2, 2023

Kariko and Weissman Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Work That Enabled mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19

(Associated Press) – Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that enabled the creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 that were critical in slowing the pandemic — technology that’s also being studied to fight cancer … Read More

July 28, 2023

‘A Certain Danger Lurks There’: How the Inventor of the First Chatbot Turned Against AI

(The Guardian) – Weizenbaum had stumbled across the computerised version of transference, with people attributing understanding, empathy and other human characteristics to software. While he never used the term himself, he had a long history with psychoanalysis that clearly informed … Read More

July 19, 2023

Stanford President to Resign After Investigation Finds He Failed to ‘Decisively and Forthrightly’ Correct Research

(STAT News) – In an abrupt turn, Stanford president and renowned neuroscientist Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced Wednesday that he will step down as the university’s leader. His resignation came after he learned the results of an extensive investigation into his past … Read More