Cal. Voters Say Yes to Stem Cells
In science and technology news from yesterday’s election, California’s Proposition 71–the stem cell initiative–passed handily, 59-41 percent. Those moving trucks you’ll be seeing are the relocations of every stem cell scientist on the planet moving to stem cell mecca, and it sets up an interesting dynamic between California and the Bush administration on the issue. Bans on genetically modified crops were defeated in 3 out of 4 California counties, passing only in suburban Marin County just across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco. GM opponents aren’t likely to give up, though, on their quixotic if misguided attempt to ban the crops.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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