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Monthly Archives: July 2023

Andi Search launches new semantic content engine

“AI. Chat. Search. Search for the next generation with an AI chat assistant. Andi is an AI search chatbot that’s accurate, ad-free and privacy-focused. It uses a new type of search engine powered by generative AI combined with live data and semantic search technology. Instead of just links, Andi gives you answers – like chatting with a smart friend.

  • Answer questions
  • Find, summarize and explain information
  • Navigate and search the web

Andi cuts through the clutter to get you straight to the knowledge you need. We try our best to give you simple, factually-correct answers that you can trust, with accurate attribution. Andi explains and summarizes key information combined from the best sources. It shows search results next to each answer in a visual feed that’s easy to read and easy to understand. Use Read to see articles in a clean ad-free viewer without popups or paywalls. Use Summarize to save time by getting to the point. Use Explain to understand complex pages simply. We try to keep you safe and productive when you search, by fighting spam and bad content, and protecting you from ad tech, tracking and distraction.”

Holding Trump Accountable Has Not Threatened American Democracy

Source – Polarization Research Lab – Holding Trump Accountable Has Not Threatened American Democracy PhysOrg: “With a Fulton County indictment of former President Donald Trump possible at any time, law enforcement in Atlanta is bracing for potential violence, with orange barricades restricting access to the entrance of the county courthouse. With the anticipation of each… Continue Reading

Clothed in chemicals: A new book sheds light on the toxic substances we wear daily

Grist, Joseph Winters – A Q&A on the fashion industry’s toxic chemicals problem — and how we can protect ourselves. “Modern clothing is a technological marvel — it’s brighter than ever, more flame-resistant, more water-repellent. It’s also often toxic. The properties we’ve come to know and expect stem from fossil fuel-derived chemicals that, according to… Continue Reading

Record-breaking heat: visualizing the effects of the climate crisis

Flourish: “We explored rising temperatures and their impact through interactive data visualizations.Summer has only just started and the world’s warmest day since records began was hit last week, the UK has recorded the hottest June in history, several countries in Asia saw some of the highest temperatures to date and wildfires are raging across Canada.… Continue Reading

Justice in a Generative AI World

Grossman, Maura and Grimm, Paul and Brown, Dan and Xu, Molly, The GPTJudge: Justice in a Generative AI World (May 23, 2023). Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2023, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2023-30, Available at SSRN: “Generative AI (“GenAI”) systems such as ChatGPT recently… Continue Reading

Cory Doctorow is a Bestselling Author, but Audible Won’t Carry his Audiobooks

Editorial by Cory Doctorow: “Audible is a monopolist. The audiobook giant – a division of Amazon – controls more than 90 percent of the audiobook market in most commercially significant categories. Audible built that monopoly the old-fashioned way: by cheating. Audible is part of the Amazon conglomerate. Like all tech giants, Amazon’s growth strategy was… Continue Reading

Belts and Suspenders: Analysis of Large Bank Capital Standards

CRS Report – Belts and Suspenders: Analysis of Large Bank Capital Standards, July 26, 2023: ” One way regulators ensure that banks operate in a safe and sound manner is by establishing capital requirements that banks must meet. Bank capital serves as a layer of protection against losses, and in doing so it promotes public… Continue Reading

How Hedge Fund Managers Are Using ChatGPT

The Rise of AI Assistants: Hedge Fund Managers and ChatGPT: “A flash survey by the Capital Introduction team provides insight into the use and impact of ChatGPT within the asset management sector. BNP Paribas’ Capital Introduction team flash surveyed its’ manager community regarding the use and impact of Artificial Intelligence through ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained… Continue Reading

NASA Launches Beta Site; On-Demand Streaming, App Update Coming Soon

“NASA is elevating its digital platforms for the benefit of all by revamping its flagship and science websites, adding its first on-demand streaming service, and upgrading the NASA app. With these changes, everyone will have access to a new world of content from the space agency. Users can access the early, in-progress preview of the… Continue Reading

EPA Posts Pesticide Incident Data Publicly

“Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a major step to increase transparency by posting 10 years of pesticide incident data on its website. Sharing this information advances EPA’s commitment to environmental justice and aligns with EPA’s Equity Action Plan by expanding the availability of data and capacity so the public and community organizations… Continue Reading