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Perplexity Ai is “an answer engine that uses large language models to deliver accurate answers to complex questions. It is similar to the ChatGPT/Bing integration and provides answers through a chat-bot style interface. It has been designed to challenge existing search engines such as Google, and some users have suggested adding a “guard” layer between the language model and the user for security.”

Unpriced climate risk and the potential consequences of overvaluation in US housing markets

Gourevitch, J.D., Kousky, C., Liao, Y.(. et al. Unpriced climate risk and the potential consequences of overvaluation in US housing markets. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2023). “Climate change impacts threaten the stability of the US housing market. In response to growing concerns that increasing costs of flooding are not fully captured in property values, we… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 18, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 18, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

How should AI systems behave, and who should decide?

Open AI : “We’re clarifying how ChatGPT’s behavior is shaped and our plans for improving that behavior, allowing more user customization, and getting more public input into our decision-making in these areas. OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) By AGI, we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically… Continue Reading

Throughout the rich world, the young are falling out of love with cars

The Economist: “That could have big political ramifications. For Adah Crandall, a high-school student in Portland, Oregon, a daily annoyance is family members asking when she is going to learn to drive. Ms Crandall, who is 16, has spent a quarter of her life arguing against the car-centric planning of her city. At 12 she… Continue Reading

PFAS Central

PFAS Central: “It’s impossible to completely avoid PFAS, a class of human-made chemicals that has been linked to a growing list of serious medical concerns. There are thousands of types of PFAS, and many are not well studied. Yet they’re in everything from stain-resistant rugs to dental floss, outdoor gear, food packaging and soil. “These… Continue Reading

The Future of Long COVID

The Atlantic – This emergency is not about to end. By Katherine J. Wu – “In the early spring of 2020, the condition we now call long COVID didn’t have a name, much less a large community of patient advocates. For the most part, clinicians dismissed its symptoms, and researchers focused on SARS-CoV-2 infections’ short-term… Continue Reading

UChicago scientists develop new tool to protect artists from AI mimicry

University of Chicago News: “A new tool allows artists to upload digital images with slight changes that are nearly invisible to the human eye, but confound AI art generators searching for references. “Glaze” program makes miniscule changes to confound AI art generators. Last year, the arrival of powerful AI models capable of generating original images… Continue Reading