The Volunteer Honor Roll of Service (HRS) lists outstanding volunteers nominated by their peers. Among the newest HRS names is Bill Reenstra ‘72 (see “Riding to Reunion,” September/October 2007), recognized for his work in establishing the MIT Teacher Award Program. Other honorees revamped a financial record-keeping system, revitalized clubs and affinity groups, and improved Web communications. Learn about the honorees online at alum.mit.edu/gv/volunteer/recognition/vhr.html.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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