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Transforming document understanding and insights with generative AI

At some point over the last two decades, productivity applications enabled humans (and machines!) to create information at the speed of digital—faster than any person could possibly consume or understand it. Modern inboxes and document folders are filled with information: digital haystacks with needles of insight that too often remain undiscovered....

Tue Feb 20, 2024 19:25
I went for a walk with Gary Marcus, AI’s loudest critic

Gary Marcus meets me outside the post office of Vancouver’s Granville Island wearing neon-coral sneakers and a blue Arc’teryx jacket. I’m in town for a family thing, and Marcus has lived in the city since 2018, after 20 years in New York City. “I just find it to be paradise,” he tells me, as I join him on his daily walk around Granville Island and nearby...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 17:25
The Download: hunting for new matter, and Gary Marcus’ AI critiques

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Inside the hunt for new physics at the world’s largest particle collider In 2012, using data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, researchers discovered a particle called the Higgs boson. In the...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 16:25
Inside the hunt for new physics at the world’s largest particle collider

In 1977, Ray and Charles Eames released a remarkable film that, over the course of just nine minutes, spanned the limits of human knowledge. Powers of Ten begins with an overhead shot of a man on a picnic blanket inside a one-square-­meter frame. The camera pans out: 10, then 100 meters, then a kilometer, and eventually all the way to the then-known...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:27
The Download: missions to Jupiter’s moon Europa, and Uruguay’s screwworm gene drive

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The search for extraterrestrial life is targeting Jupiter’s icy moon Europa Europa, Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon, is nothing like ours. Its surface is a vast saltwater ocean, encased in a blanket...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 15:34
The search for extraterrestrial life is targeting Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

We’ve known of Europa’s existence for more than four centuries, but for most of that time, Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon was just a pinprick of light in our telescopes—a bright and curious companion to the solar system’s resident giant. Over the last few decades, however, as astronomers have scrutinized it through telescopes and six spacecraft...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 12:35

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