Category: Insight

The Place of Revenge in Jewish Culture

Shachar Pinsker at Aeon: Since 7 October 2023, nekama (‘vengeance’ or ‘revenge’ in Hebrew) has…

Human ‘Bias’ and AI ‘Noise’

Human Differences in Judgment Lead to Problems for AI by Mayank Kejriwal at Singularity Hub:…

A Toxic Substance Found in Beethoven’s Hair May Solve an Enduring Mystery

For 200 years, Ludwig van Beethoven’s deafness has puzzled experts and fans. But a recent…

Google and Harvard Map a Tiny Piece of the Human Brain With Extreme Precision

Our brains are like a jungle, writes Shelly Fan at Singularity Hub: Fan reports that…

Teaching the Science of Happiness

“In order to help improve my students’ mental health, I offered a course on the…

Astronomers Discover 27,500 New Asteroids Lurking in Archival Images

By Jason Dorrier at Singularity Hub: In tandem with Google Cloud, the Asteroid Institute recently…

AI’s Next Big Step: Detecting Human Emotion and Expression

Alex Kantrowitz at The Big Technology: The AI field has made remarkable progress with incomplete…

Build a Thriving Workforce to Defend Against Disruption

Generative AI has begun to reshape jobs; leaders have an opportunity to reimagine work, the…

My Word of the Year: Hostages

By Anatoly Liberman at OUP: The Hebrew word “hostages” can be translated into English as…

For a Dollar, For a Battle

by John Allen Paulos at 3 Quarks Daily: An abstract paradox discussed by Yale economist…

Why Did Our Ancestors Make Startling Art in Dark, Firelit Caves?

‘Why do you think they drew these stags here?’ Eduardo Palacio-Pérez, the conservator of the…

Why Science Needs Metaphor

Tasneem Zehra Husain in New Humanist: If science has a native tongue, it is mathematics. Equations…