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ChatGPT Opened a New Era in Search. Microsoft Could Ruin It

[colabot7] Ecosia, which uses Bing results and invests its profits in environmental projects, is considering potential partners to develop its own chatbot. Its leaders would be eager to license Bing’s chatbot technology if Microsoft was willing to share. “It’s important to ensure that this isn’t another tool for these companies to further entrench dominance,” says …

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They Posted Porn on Twitter. German Authorities Called the Cops

[colabot7] Paulita Paupel, who runs the European branch of the adult industry trade body the Free Speech Coalition, says the crackdowns are having worrying impacts on people and their ability to share content online. “People are fleeing the country,” Paupel says. “Most major content creators have already changed their residence to other European countries, mostly …

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Fewer Doctors Are Choosing To Go Into Emergency Medicine

[colabot7] Picture yourself in the emergency department in desperate need of acute care. If you are lucky, you quickly check in with a triage nurse who takes your vitals and registers your complaint—before sending you back to the lobby. Hours pass and it’s likely you still have not been treated. You are surrounded by other …

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The Uniquely American Future of US Authoritarianism

[colabot7] Assuming democracy remains intact in the years to come, Levitsky thinks the GOP will have to eventually moderate its stance in response to changing demographics. The current extremism will not be sustainable if the party hopes to win enough elections to wield power in the future. However, Levitsky thinks any adjustments could take longer …

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Gene Expression in Neurons Solves a Brain Evolution Puzzle

[colabot7] The neocortex stands out as a stunning achievement of biological evolution. All mammals have this swath of tissue covering their brain, and the six layers of densely packed neurons within it handle the sophisticated computations and associations that produce cognitive prowess. Since no animals other than mammals have a neocortex, scientists have wondered how …

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Crypto Was Afraid to Show Its Face at SXSW 2023

[colabot7] For every one of these companies, however, I saw just as many (if not more) that employed crypto while trying very hard to avoid mentioning that fact. Two companies claimed to be building the future of social media. Dig deep enough into their websites and they both offered users crypto-based incentives, but neither chose …

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