When asked about critics’ concerns that Feigl-Ding’s tweets are often misleading or lack nuance, he suggests there’s a trade-off. “Whenever you want to get information out in a rapid way, in a succinct way, and in a way that really resonates with people—and you really want to grab their attention,” Nouri said, “you can’t do that effectively and at the same time have a caveat and an explanation for everything that you’re trying to convey.” Getting information out there is “a bigger value to public health,” he added, “than the fact that some aspect of the tweet may have been misrepresented.” … [Read more...] about Inside the controversial rise of a top Twitter COVID-19 influencer
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It’s one upside during the pandemic, and something Rosen says other cities with large homeless populations should consider. Though homeless shelters and supportive housing can run up against neighborhood opposition, Rosen says the Brooklyn project was developed in conjunction with the local community and gained strong support. “We definitely think that this is a replicable model,” she says. “Finding properties that don’t need to be completely gutted and rebuilt and transforming them into supportive housing is not something that is only New York specific.” … [Read more...] about The affordable housing solution hiding in plain sight
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“When I was seeing these bars wobbling on my screen, sliders shaking back and forth, I felt like this is an experience I never had before,” says McDonald. “I realized this kind of analysis happens behind the scenes so often, out of our sight, and we never have a chance to get an intuitive feeling of what face analysis is doing. We’re told it’s bad. Facebook is doing it, or Google is developing new technology. But we never get to feel it.” … [Read more...] about Can you trick this AI into thinking you’re someone you’re not?