Are artificial intelligence voice assistants reinforcing gender bias?

Artificial intelligence voice assistants like Siri and Alexa are reflecting, reinforcing, and spreading gender bias, a recent United Nations report suggested. The UNESCO report, entitled “I’d Blush if I Could”, explores the consequences of the spread of smart speakers and voice assistants, particularly the presentation of many of these platforms as female. “With many AI […]

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A gutsy connection in autism?

Image Description: Drawing of a stomach.  While almost 90% of people with autism suffer from gut problems, such as abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea, the cause of these issue has remained largely unknown. Now, a genetic mutation that affects both the gut and the brain is a likely culprit. The study, conducted by Elisa Hill-Yardin […]

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Is RNAi the future of medicine?

From enzymes to muscle tissue, the DNA held within the nucleus of cells contains instructions for the production of every protein in your body. Mutations in these genomic blueprints, whether inherited or induced by damaging environmental agents (e.g toxins, UV radiation), can result in proteins becoming malformed and dysfunctional and ultimately give rise to disease. […]

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