Asheville Art Museum,, RootsTec 2023, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, October 11, 2022


WLOS: You can now view the works inside Asheville Art Museum from anywhere online. “Asheville Art Museum announced during the first week of October that it is well into the process of getting the museum’s collection onto a digital platform, so that anyone in the world from anywhere in the world can view the museum’s art online. To date, the curatorial team has digitized about 20% of the museum’s collection and uploaded it to the online database, which includes a diverse array of 20th and 21st-century American art.”

Washington Post: ‘Chat’ with Musk, Trump or Xi: Ex-Googlers want to give the public AI. “A new chatbot start-up from two top artificial intelligence talents lets anyone strike up a conversation with impersonations of Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Albert Einstein and Sherlock Holmes. Registered users type in messages and get responses. They can also create a chatbot of their own on, which has logged hundreds of thousands of user interactions in its first three weeks of beta-testing.”


Latter-Day Saints: Registration Now Open for RootsTech 2023. “RootsTech is scheduled for March 2–4, 2023, including an in-person event in Salt Lake City, Utah, to complement its extensive online conference. Millions of virtual and in-person attendees are expected to gather for inspiring learning opportunities that will help them connect to their family — past, present and future.”


Bing Blogs: Follow the Soccer Madness Anywhere with Bing Maps. “As the world gets ready to celebrate the most popular sport in the world, Bing has you covered. We’re providing you with a unique view into the world of ‘futbol’ right in Bing and Bing Maps.”

Google Blog: Made by Google, a new podcast about designing hardware. “Have you ever wondered what goes into the design of your phone camera? How to keep your personal information secure on your mobile device? Or what it means to build a sustainable tech device? Our new Made by Google podcast starts with questions like these to explore the latest thinking and design ideas behind Google devices.”


Greycoder: A List Of Text-Only News Sites (Updated 2022) . “Text-only websites are quite useful, especially today. Web pages are increasingly filled with ads, videos, and bandwidth-heavy content. Here is a list of text-only, clutter-free news sites.”


Diverse: N.C. A&T Psychology Professor Receives Grant to Study Effects of Social Media on Black Women’s Health. “Dr. Kalynda C. Smith, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) psychology professor, has received a $545,686 grant to study how social media affects Black women’s health.”


Complete Music Update: US appeal court upholds Wolfgang’s Vault copyright ruling, including the disappointing damages. “The Second Circuit Appeals Court in the US has upheld a copyright infringement ruling against concert streaming service Wolfgang’s Vault. Which you might think would please the music publishers that sued the digital outfit, but no. Because the appeals court also upheld the unusually low damages pay out that the music rights owners were awarded.”

Brussels Times: Justice: Federal judgements and rulings to be published in online Central Register . “The text passed through parliament in unanimity, minus abstentions from Les Engagés and DéFI. The bill was sponsored by the Federal Minister of Justice Vincent Van Quickenborne, providing for the establishment of a register which will be implemented in two stages. Initially, it will only contain final judgments in their entirety, which all lawyers, defendants, civil parties and experts will be able to consult digitally.”


WIRED: Hurricane Ian Destroyed Their Homes. Algorithms Sent Them Money. “WHEN Hurricane Ian churned over Florida in late September, it left a trail of destruction from high winds and flooding. But a week after the storm passed, some people in three of the worst-hit counties saw an unexpected beacon of hope. Nearly 3,500 residents of Collier, Charlotte, and Lee Counties received a push notification on their smartphones offering $700 cash assistance, no questions asked. A Google algorithm deployed in partnership with nonprofit GiveDirectly had estimated from satellite images that those people lived in badly damaged neighborhoods and needed some help.”

Duke Global Health Institute: Decolonizing Research Data: A Necessary New Normal. “In 15 years of working alongside health researchers in Kenya, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara has seen an all-too-familiar pattern: An outside organization comes in to collect health-related data in the country and then retains sole ownership of the data despite the collaboration of others involved, including the people who provided the data in the first place. When this occurs in the context of a historical power imbalance, the practice has become known as ‘data colonialism,’ and a growing contingent of global health researchers are speaking out against it.”

PsyPost: Cryptocurrency users with gambling affinity are more involved mentally and financially than non-gambling users. “Cryptocurrency users who also gamble tend to be more mentally involved compared to their non-gambling counterparts, according to new research published in Computers in Human Behavior. The new study provides insight into some of the psychological patterns that characterize heavy cryptocurrency users.” Good morning, Internet…

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