Strengthening trust in machine-learning models

Associate Professor Tamara Broderick and colleagues build a “taxonomy of trust” to identify where in data analysis processes confidence in its results might break down.

Madeleine Turner | MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
March 28, 2023 ~9 min

Room-temperature superconductors could revolutionize electronics – an electrical engineer explains the materials' potential

Superconductors make highly efficient electronics, but the ultralow temperatures and ultrahigh pressures make them costly and difficult to use. Room-temperature superconductors promise to change that.

Massoud Pedram, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California • conversation
March 28, 2023 ~8 min

College women in STEM may face higher sexual assault risk

College women majoring in STEM fields are more frequently victims of sexual assault than their non-STEM counterparts, new research suggests.

Sam Fahmy-Georgia State • futurity
March 27, 2023 ~5 min

Watermarking ChatGPT, DALL-E and other generative AIs could help protect against fraud and misinformation

In a world of increasingly convincing AI-generated text, photos and videos, it’s more important than ever to be able to distinguish authentic media from fakes and imitations. The challenge is how.

Hany Farid, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 27, 2023 ~9 min

ChatGPT struggles with Wordle puzzles, which says a lot about how it works

The AI chatbot ChatGPT can do many things, but its inability to solve Wordle explains parts of its programming.

Michael G. Madden, Established Professor of Computer Science, University of Galway • conversation
March 27, 2023 ~7 min

New Evidence Suggests Venus Is Volcanically Active

VOA Learning English • voa
March 26, 2023 ~5 min

Oldest Remains of Large Sea Reptile Found on Norwegian Island

VOA Learning English • voa
March 26, 2023 ~4 min

Scientists Find Elements of Life on an Asteroid

VOA Learning English • voa
March 24, 2023 ~4 min

A novel combination therapy for treating vancomycin-resistant bacterial infections

Developed at SMART, the therapy stimulates the host immune system to more effectively clear bacterial infections and accelerate infected wound healing.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 24, 2023 ~5 min

Methane-tracking satellite may be fastest way to slow climate change

Steven Wofsy explains how the satellite will spot global sources of methane emissions, which in many cases can be halted with relatively simple fixes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 24, 2023 ~17 min