"This is where humans still excel over AI: If you feed an opaque AI system conflicted information, when it gives you an answer you won't know why that answer came about," says Dartmouth's Eugene Santos Jr.
In a column, the writer discusses current political clashes, and points to research by Dartmouth's Sean Westwood and a colleague that found, in part, that "hostile feelings for the opposing party are ingrained or automatic in voters' minds."
Dartmouth's Marcelo Gleiser contributed an essay to the latest issue of the "Whitefish Review," founded by Brian Schott '93. The professor is in good company: Joyce Carol Oates and other acclaimed writers also contributed essays.
"We can anticipate increasing tie-ins among different categories of 'smart' devices," says Dartmouth's David Kotz in a story about Amazon's new partnership with AT&T, which allows callers to link their phones to the Alexa voice system.
In a story about biofuels and the climate crisis, Grist talks with Dartmouth's Lee Lynd, who led a study on biofuels. "Skeptics argue that we should keep this genie in the bottle. I believe that we rebut these claims conclusively," he says.
In a story about masks and recognition, Dartmouth's Brad Duchaine says that "since many people with face blindness don't rely as heavily on the face, face coverings may have less of an effect on them than people with normal face recognition."
Dartmouth's Jesse Casana and colleagues have found evidence on a Kansas cattle ranch of buried remnants left some 400 years ago by ancestors of today's Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, reports Science News.
"The FDA conveying to the public that it knows what it's doing and that it's doing things consistent with its expertise … is really important," Dartmouth's Herschel Nachlis says in a story about political pressures on the vaccine development.
On Aug. 5, Eli Boardman '22 finished climbing all 36 peaks in Wyoming above 13,000 feet. He reached his goal, becoming the first to climb all 13,000-foot peaks in one year, the youngest person to do so, and the fourth to summit all 36 peaks.
The FDA's approval and subsequent revocation of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 shows that the agency's emergency use drug authorization process should be reformed, Dartmouth's Herschel Nachlis tells Pharmacy Times.
The magazine writes that in his poetry collection Owed, Dartmouth's Joshua Bennett "covers immense territory in precise and nimble lines." He discusses his writing process, what he's reading now, what he admires in editors, and more.
Jennifer King, an offensive assistant for Dartmouth's football team last year and now a coaching intern for the NFL's Washington Football Team, tells NBC, "I'm excited to be part of it and to see what the future holds for our organization."
NHPR talks to Dartmouth's Lee Lynd about a study he led on bioenergy and how it could be a key factor in addressing climate change. "The blessing and the curse of bioenergy is that it's kind of connected to everything," Lynd tells the station.
Shinzō Abe's resignation creates uncertainty about Japan's security alliance with the U.S., write Dartmouth's Charles Crabtree and a co-author. "Abe's strategy of dealing with President Trump … has yielded mixed results," they write.
Savannah Miller '21 was chosen to participate in the Young Playwrights' Theater's 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress new-play development program, reports American Theatre magazine, and will receive script advising and other support.
Kaya Thomas '17 talks about her love of books and how she created the app We Read Too, which focuses on literature by authors of color. She also talks about how staying happy and successful in her field, coding, begins with a love of learning.
Should the U.S. formally apologize to Japan for the bombing? In a story about this question, Dartmouth's Jennifer Lind says that "acknowledgement is vital, apologies are not," and adds that apologies can sometimes do more harm than good.
In a story about the standoff between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Dartmouth's Linda Fowler says, "It's unique in the sense that it has not been customary for secretaries of state to ignore subpoenas."
In a conversation between Dartmouth's Alexander Chee and the writer Makenna Goodman about her debut novel, Chee says, "The structure feels both assured and free—free of so many of the anxieties I've seen in so many debuts over the years."
At the top of corporate America, there's still a glaring lack of diversity, notes the newspaper, which turns for comment to Dartmouth's Ella Bell Smith. "The reality is that we have to get past the talking" and take action, she says.