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Algorithms help people see and correct their biases, study shows

(THE CONVERSATION) Algorithms are a staple of modern life. People rely on algorithmic recommendations to wade through deep catalogs and find the best movies, routes, information, products, people and investments. Because people train algorithms on their decisions – for example, algorithms that make recommendations on e-commerc ... (full story)


Binge drinking is a growing public health crisis − a neurobiologist explains how research on alcohol use disorder has shifted

(THE CONVERSATION) With the new Amy Winehouse biopic "Back to Black" in U.S. theaters as of May 17, 2024, the late singer's relationship with alcohol and drugs is under scrutiny again. In July 2011, Winehouse was found dead in her flat in north London from "death by misadventure" at the age of 27. That's the offi ... (full story)


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The Flores agreement has protected migrant children for nearly 3 decades. Changes may be coming

The Flores agreement has protected migrant children for nearly 3 decades. Changes may be coming

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration wants to partially end a 27-year-old agreement that provides court oversight of how the federal government cares for migrant children in its custody.
The request to a U.S. district judge, filed recently, comes weeks after the Health and Human Services Department published its o ... (full story)


Experts say gun alone doesn't justify deadly force in fatal shooting of Florida airman

Experts say gun alone doesn't justify deadly force in fatal shooting of Florida airman

On the afternoon of May 3, Roger Fortson opened the door of his Florida apartment with a gun in his hand and was immediately shot six times by a sheriff's deputy responding to a complaint about an argument.
Fortson's supporters point to the deputy's rapid decision to open fire and his mere presence at the apartment — where ... (full story)


Nervous about falling behind the GOP, Dems wrestle with how to use AI

Nervous about falling behind the GOP, Dems wrestle with how to use AI

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's campaign and Democratic candidates are in a fevered race with Republicans over who can best exploit the potential of artificial intelligence, a technology that could transform American elections — and perhaps threaten democracy itself.
Still smarting from being outmaneuvered on ... (full story)