They thought loved ones were calling for help. It was an AI scam. The man calling Ruth Card sounded just like her grandson Brandon. So when he said he was in jail, with no wallet or cellphone, and needed cash for bail, Card scrambled to do whatever she could to help. “It was definitely this feeling of… (Pranshu Verma / Washington Post)
Twitter can't protect you from trolls any more, insiders say. She suggested a tweet that she would have expected to trigger a nudge. 'Twitter employees are lazy losers, jump off the Golden Gate bridge and die.' I shared it on a private profile in response to one of her tweets, but to Ms Jennings Young's… (Marianna Spring / BBC)
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The Vindication of Ask Jeeves. It was a simpler time. A friend introduced us, pulling up a static yellow webpage using a shaky dial-up modem. A man stood forth, dressed in a dapper black pinstriped suit with a red-accented tie. He held one hand out, as if carrying an imaginary… (Charlie Warzel via The Atlantic)
Using A.I. to Detect Breast Cancer That Doctors Miss. Inside a dark room at Bács-Kiskun County Hospital outside Budapest, Dr. Éva Ambrózay, a radiologist with more than two decades of experience, peered at a computer monitor showing a patient's mammogram. Two radiologists had… (Adam Satariano / The New York Times)
This Algorithm Could Ruin Your Life. It was October 2021, and Imane, a 44-year-old mother of three, was still in pain from the abdominal surgery she had undergone a few weeks earlier. She certainly did not want to be where she was: sitting in a small cubicle in a building near the… (Matt Burgess / WIRED)
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