May 16, 2024

Meta Faces Fresh Probe Over ‘Addictive’ Effect on Kids

(Wired) – The European Union has opened an investigation into Facebook and Instagram for the platforms’ potentially addictive effects on children, echoing two similar probes opened into TikTok earlier this year. Meta-owned platforms will be investigated for their addictive and … Read More

May 16, 2024

Neuralink’s First Patient: ‘It Blows My Mind So Much’

(Bloomberg) – For the first time, Noland Arbaugh explains how Elon Musk’s brain implant, which allows him to control a computer with his thoughts, has changed his life. Noland Arbaugh still doesn’t quite know what happened. He doesn’t know many … Read More

May 15, 2024

As the FDA Evaluates Ecstasy Treatment for PTSD, Questions Mount About the Evidence

(NPR) – Clinical trials have inspired optimism in the drug for its potential to help the millions of Americans who experience PTSD. Accounts from some of those who’ve participated in the trials describe the treatment as transformational. But new and … Read More

May 14, 2024

Digital Recreations of Dead People Need Urgent Regulation, AI Ethicists Say

(The Guardian) – Digital recreations of dead people are on the cusp of reality and urgently need regulation, AI ethicists have argued, warning “deadbots” could cause psychological harm to, and even “haunt”, their creators and users. Such services, which are … Read More