The future of artificial intelligence is more practical than science fiction By Kennedy Lamb “Smilebot, make me smile.” The machine process the command and decides that the most efficient way to make you smile is to tell a joke. You smile at first, but soon enough you are no longer unamused. Smilebot then decides to… Continue reading It’s not like the movies: understanding the future of artificial intelligence
A new male contraceptive gel tested in rhesus monkeys could prove to be a reversible alternative to vasectomy By Kennedy Lamb A new contraceptive gel is highly effective in preventing pregnancy in female partners of treated males, according to a study published in early February 2017 in the journal of Basic and Clinical Andrology. The… Continue reading Male contraceptive gel shown effective in primates
Animal research scientist notes the need to bridge the gap between scientists and the public By Kennedy Lamb In an age when science literacy is at an all time low, reliable science writing is badly needed said Joanne Zurlo, Director of Science Strategy for the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing in a talk at… Continue reading The Importance of Science Writing in a New Era
Senior scientist makes a life’s work investigating visual ecology By Kennedy Lamb Typing away on his computer, Thomas Cronin, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, writes an email to a colleague in Australia about new findings of peculiar color vision of mantis shrimp. He turns away for a moment, coffee cup in… Continue reading Cronin’s lifelong love of mantis shrimp
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