How can someone even be impeached twice? When you hear the word “impeached,” just think “indicted.” With a U.S. president, it just means that the House voted for him to face a Senate trial, which will determine whether he is guilty as charged. If convicted, Trump faces two consequences: Removal from office (moot after Inauguration Day) and a ban from holding future office. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
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“Unfortunately our business does well when bad things happen,” says ZeroEyes CEO Mike Lahiff. Lahiff, an ex-Navy SEAL, says he started the business after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. “I went into my kids’ school and I saw all these cameras around and asked what they were doing with them,” he says. A school official told him there were used mainly to identify students who’d stole something from a locker or been in a fight. “I thought, why not use those cameras to detect guns?” Lahiff explains. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
Enter Immi. The newly launched startup is on a mission to create a healthy version of instant ramen. The noodles are packed with 31 grams of plant protein from pumpkin seeds and fava beans (compared to 6 grams in traditional ramen), only 9 grams of carbs, and seasonings made from natural spices. But at $7 per serving, Immi’s noodles are about 10 times the price of the competition. Will lovers of instant ramen bite? (Or rather, slurp?) … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
“We need to understand these differences because we can wring our hands, and we can blame and shame, but in a way it doesn’t matter,” said coauthor Nick Papageorge, an economist at Johns Hopkins University, in a news release. “Policymakers just need to recognize who is going to socially distance, for how long, why and under what circumstances to give us accurate predictions of how the disease will spread and help us establish policies that will be useful.” … [Read more...] about It’s not your imagination: Wealthy people really do practice more social distancing
Thankfully, luck was on my side. In 2012, a colleague introduced me to Arnie Milstein, a Stanford Medical School professor and member of the National Academy of Medicine with an interest in both the policy and the technology that drives healthcare. Our first real conversation on the topic turned a casual lunch at a Vietnamese pho restaurant into an impromptu, hours-long brainstorming session. The exuberance of that day never wore off, as we convened a coalition of researchers to explore the automated tracking of surgical tools during operations, privacy-preserving monitors that ensure the safety of high-risk patients and vulnerable seniors, and networks of smart sensors that help hospital staff maintain hand hygiene throughout their shifts. Finally, in September, after years of experimentation, refinements, and presentations at conferences all over the world, our research was published in Nature. And now, with the help of legal scholars, bioethicists, and even a philosopher, … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility