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  • ‘A.I. Nation,’ Episode 5, ‘Echo Chambers,’ now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
    by Princeton University

    In the fifth and final episode of “A.I. Nation,” a podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley investigate the role of AI in social media and the polarizing effects these algorithms have on us, whether we realize it or not.

  • 'A.I. Nation,' Episode 3, 'The Next Pandemic,' now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
    by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

    AI is being used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in new and innovative ways, making advancements in healthcare that can be used to curb future pandemics. But at what cost to our privacy?

    In the third episode of A.I. Nation, a new podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley explore the ways AI has improved our response to the pandemic, particularly in the instrumental advances it has made in solving the protein folding problem.

  • COVID-19 reduces access to opioid dependency treatment for new patients

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
    by Aimee Bronfeld, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

    COVID-19 has been associated with increases in opioid overdose deaths, which may be in part because the pandemic limited access to buprenorphine, a treatment used for opioid dependency, according to a new study led by Princeton University researchers.

  • “Think like an expert”: Brain scans watch learning in action

    Friday, Mar 26, 2021
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    What does learning look like inside the brain?

    Can a brain scan reveal if a student is learning a tough curriculum or falling behind?

    These and other questions prompted a team of Princeton neuroscientists to launch an ambitious experiment, scanning 24 students’ brains six times during the 2018 spring semester to quite literally watch them learn.

  • Princeton's tech policy clinic builds ‘virtuous loop’ of real-world research and learning

    Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    Wikipedia’s wealth of cited information comes from a global community of more than 250,000 editors who contribute content each month. Upholding community standards and fostering diversity and inclusion are major goals for the Wikimedia Foundation — goals that depend on creating software that reflects and reinforces the community’s values.

  • Princeton team discovers new organelle involved in cancer metastasis

    Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Some of Princeton’s leading cancer researchers were startled to discover that what they thought was a straightforward investigation into how cancer spreads through the body — metastasis — turned up evidence of liquid-liquid phase separations: the new field of biology research that investigates how liquid blobs of living materials merge into each other, similar to the movements seen in a lava lamp or in liquid mercury.

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