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Monthly Archives: June 2023

How Often Do Health Insurers Say No to Patients?

ProPublica: “It’s one of the most crucial questions people have when deciding which health plan to choose: If my doctor orders a test or treatment, will my insurer refuse to pay for it? After all, an insurance company that routinely rejects recommended care could damage both your health and your finances. The question becomes ever… Continue Reading

Key Terms for AI Governance

Published: June 2023 – “The field of artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving across different sectors and disparate industries, leaving business, technology and government professionals without a common lexicon and shared understanding of terms and phrases used in AI governance. Even a search to define “artificial intelligence” returns a range of definitions and examples. From the… Continue Reading

How to Prepare Your Digital Life for Your Death

PCMag: “Here’s how to make things easier for your loved ones and designate legacy contacts on Google, Facebook, Apple, your password manager, and more. Everyone has a digital footprint that doesn’t expire when you do. Thankfully, more platforms are jumping on the grim reaper’s bandwagon, giving family, friends, and legal professionals access to your various… Continue Reading

Do Foundation Model Providers Comply with the Draft EU AI Act?

Stanford University Center for Research on Foundation Models, Rishi Bommasani and Kevin Klyman and Daniel Zhang and Percy Liang: “Foundation models like ChatGPT are transforming society with their remarkable capabilities, serious risks, rapid deployment, unprecedented adoption, and unending controversy. Simultaneously, the European Union (EU) is finalizing its AI Act as the world’s first comprehensive regulation… Continue Reading

How book bans threaten democracy

Vox: “A popular saying is that public libraries are the last bastion of true democracy.At the library, patrons aren’t really expected to pay for anything; they can use the library’s free services, from unlimited wifi to job application support; and, of course, the thousands of books libraries hold are available to anyone. But in recent… Continue Reading

How Easy Is It to Fool A.I.-Detection Tools?

The New York Times: “…In recent months…startlingly lifelike images of these scenes created by artificial intelligence have spread virally online, threatening society’s ability to separate fact from fiction. To sort through the confusion, a fast-burgeoning crop of companies now offer services to detect what is real and what isn’t. Their tools analyze content using sophisticated… Continue Reading

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Tagged by Source

“Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent greenhouse gas driving global climate change. However, its increase in the atmosphere would be even more rapid without land and ocean carbon sinks, which collectively absorb about half of human emissions every year. Advanced computer modeling techniques in NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office allow us to disentangle… Continue Reading