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( The Next Frontier: Humanoid Robots in Space
Dec 31st 2023, 10:17

Source: ( Google News - HealthStanding at 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighing 300 pounds, NASA's humanoid robot Valkyrie is an imposing figure. Valkyrie, named after a female figure in Norse mythology and being tested at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is designed to operate in "degraded or damaged human-engineered environments," like areas hit by natural disasters, according to NASA. But robots like her could also one day operate in space.


( "Making Waves" Washes Away Stigma Around Men's Mental Health Struggles
Dec 31st 2023, 10:17

Source: ( BBC News - UK NewsFor many people, it's not New Year's Day without a dip in the sea. It's a popular choice for those hoping to step into the new year with a fresh start. That's the philosophy of three young men in Northern Ireland who are aiming to turn the tide on issues concerning men's mental health. The three set up Making Waves—a group that wants to help men of all ages open up and break the stigma around mental struggles.


( GPT-4 May Perpetuate Racial, Gender Biases in Clinical Decision Making
Dec 31st 2023, 10:16

Source: ( Science Daily - Top SocietyGPT-4, an artificial intelligence model, may be biased with respect to race and gender in clinical decision making, according to a study published in The Lancet Digital Health. The study assessed GPT-4's performance in four clinical domains: generating clinical vignettes, diagnostic reasoning, clinical plan generation, and subjective patient assessments. For example, GPT-4 exaggerated known racial and gender disparities in 89% of diseases.


( Judge Blocks Enforcement of Iowa's "Don't Say Gay"' Law in Classrooms
Dec 30th 2023, 04:09

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsA U.S. federal judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking Iowa officials from enforcing a new state law aiming to remove books discussing gender identity or sexuality from classrooms. U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Iowa Stephen Locher ruled Friday that aspects of Senate File 496 were too broad, enjoining state officials from enforcing them when they were set to come into law on January 1.


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