Social Media 

Facebook eyes a future beyond social media

Editor’s note (July 28th 2021): This story has been updated since it was first published

FACEBOOK HAS always had two faces. One is the grimace of a firm that many people, in particular politicians, love to hate. President Joe Biden recently accused the social-media giant of “killing people” by spreading misinformation about vaccines against covid-19. (He later rowed back a bit after Facebook pointed out it does quite a lot to stop the spread of such content and to promote legitimate vaccine advice.)

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Technology 

Facebook stops funding for mind examining computer system interface

The UCSF workforce manufactured some astonishing development and now is reporting in the New England Journal of Medication that it made use of those electrode pads to decode speech in actual time. The subject was a 36-12 months-old male the scientists refer to as “Bravo-1,” who soon after a severe stroke has dropped his capacity to type intelligible terms and can only grunt or moan. In their report, Chang’s group suggests with the electrodes on the surface of his mind, Bravo-1 has been in a position to kind sentences on a computer system at a rate of about 15 text

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