The director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health calls for an end to all-male speaking panels: "Starting now, when I consider speaking invitations, I will expect a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities."
Accurate predictions of Earth’s warming require computers that are too expensive for any one country or institution. Instead a "CERN for climate modeling" is needed, writes Sabine Hossenfelder, a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.
Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint: Researchers performed a life-cycle assessment for training several common large AI models and found that the process can emit the equivalent of 626,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.
The algorithm, trained on 42,000 patient CT scans, outperformed six radiologists in determining whether patients had cancer. It detected 5 percent more cancers and cut false positives by 11 percent from reviewing a single scan.
John Urschel, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics and a former professional football player with the Baltimore Ravens, recalls how his love for logic and problem-solving never received the kind of motivational support his football coaches gave him.