The Dangers of Using Citations to Authenticate NLG Content

Opinion Natural language generation models such as GPT-3 are tendency to “hallucinate” material they present in the context of factual information. In an era extremely concerned about the growth of fake text news, these whimsical “eager to please” flights represent an existential obstacle to the development of automated writing and summarization systems, and to the … Read more

Contra Costa LWV Groups Host Sustainable Futures Conference

LAFAYETTE Join a Zoom meeting from 4-5:30 p.m. on April 21 to hear the latest thoughts on how each of us can work towards a sustainable future in our lives and in our communities. The program is sponsored by the Lafayette-based League of Women Voters Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters West Contra Costa … Read more

Doctors say ‘health is more than the absence of COVID-19’ for children

If there’s anything parents have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, it’s the importance of in-person learning for children. “Remote learning has exacerbated existing educational inequalities and harmed academic achievement for students of all ages and has compounded the growing mental health crisis among children and adolescents,” according to the American … Read more

“Get used to it”: epidemics make people want to live with the virus

The United States is getting its first taste of what it’s like to experience COVID-19 outbreaks during this new phase of living with the virus, and the list of newly infected people is dotted with stars. Cabinet Members, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Broadway actors and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut have … Read more

A look back at the most controversial film of the 80s

C. Thomas Howell and Rae Dawn Chong in 1986 soul man. (Photo: ©New World Pictures/courtesy Everett Co) Whether it’s the effects of an ever-advancing society or the more diabolical wrath of the so-called “cancel culture”, countless films from decades past – right or wrong – have been re-examined through a contemporary lens in recent years. … Read more

Purdue University Northwest will offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity

April 8, 2022 Purdue University Northwest received approval for a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity on April 8 by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The program is pending approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Purdue University Northwest (PNW) today (April 8) received approval from the Purdue University Board of Trustees to … Read more

Mental disorders detailed in police reports

Roseville shooting suspect has mental health issues The 53-year-old man accused of opening fire on a police officer and nearby homes this week in Roseville had suffered from mental illness for years before Tuesday’s act of violence, court records show. ROSEVILLE, MN (FOX 9) – Roseville police reports released on Friday show the family of … Read more

The Dangers of Lack of Medical Insurance in India

Recently, Sumit Sen, a Bengaluru-based software professional, had to have his 68-year-old father admitted to hospital twice. Here, her father spent 10 days the first time and seven days the next time. Both times the bill was a few hundred thousand dollars, costing around 60,000 to 70,000 rupees a day in intensive care. Despite using … Read more

Step into the Artificially Intelligent Void with Front Range Artist Kevin Phillips | Features

Kevin Phillips is still getting used to his mustache. For the most part, he can barely grow a beard. It comes thick around his jawline, but he points and laughs at how no follicles will appear on his cheeks. After a year of perseverance, the hair above her lip is sculpted with classic, maniacal handlebars … Read more