Health Equity Data Dashboard, AI For the Classroom, Periscope, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 11, 2023


Health IT Analytics: Researchers Develop Health Equity Data Dashboard for Medicare Plans. “Researchers have developed a dashboard that shows how equitably Medicare Advantage plans are serving their enrollees in an effort to advance health equity.”


Larry Ferlazzo: This Week’s Free & Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools For The Classroom. “At least, for now, I’m going to make this a weekly feature which will highlight additions to THE BEST NEW – & FREE – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS THAT COULD BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM.”


XDA Developers: Twitter’s Periscope video archive is going away, download your broadcasts while you can. “If you’ve opened up Twitter over the past few days, chances are, you’ve seen a warning message pop up for your archived Periscope videos. A new message has also been pinned to the Periscope FAQ page, directing users to download their videos before they’re gone forever. Unfortunately, Twitter isn’t exactly being clear about when the files will be removed, and is now just ‘encouraging’ users to download them or ‘risk losing them.'”

Lifehacker: ChatGPT Created Its Own Puzzle Game, and You Can Play It Right Now. “ChatGPT’s new game is the result of a back-and-forth between the AI and one Daniel Tait, who was interested in seeing if the ChatGPT could recommend him a puzzle like Sodoku. ChatGPT responded with a list of five alternatives, all of which Tait had tried already. So, he upped the ante, asking ChatGPT to invent a Sodoku-like puzzle that didn’t already exist.” More context: it appears that the game created was not entirely original.


CBC: MPs denounce Google for blocking news sites as executives testify before committee. “Executives from Google Canada were in the Commons committee hot seat Friday after the company decided last month to block some Canadian users from viewing news content on its site in response to the government’s proposed Online News Act.”

TechCrunch: UK closes ‘Jedi Blue’ antitrust collusion case against Google and Meta. “The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) won’t be pursuing an anticompetition collusion case against Google and Facebook’s parent Meta, following a similar decision made by its counterparts in the Europe Union. However, Google will remain under the CMA’s spotlight, with parts of the Google-Meta case now being bundled with a separate ongoing antitrust against Google.”

Ars Technica: The time has come: GitHub expands 2FA requirement rollout March 13. “Software development tool GitHub will require more accounts to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) starting on March 13. That mandate will extend to all developers who contribute code on by the end of 2023.”


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Using a standard RGB camera and AI to obtain vegetation data. “[Aerial imagery] Images are typically obtained with an expensive multispectral camera attached to a drone. But a new study from the University of Illinois and Mississippi State University (MSU) shows that pictures from a standard red-green-blue (RGB) camera combined with AI deep learning can provide equivalent crop prediction tools for a fraction of the cost.”

University of Sheffield: Toxic Twitter abuse could skew UK wildlife law. “Scientists from the University of Sheffield and the University of Reading analysed hundreds of tweets about trophy hunting and found that seven per cent were abusive. This is a similar proportion to content on partisan topics on social media platforms known to highlight extreme viewpoints.”


Engadget: Raspberry Pi lets you have your own global shutter camera for $50. “Global shutter sensors with no skew or distortion have been promised as the future of cameras for years now, but so far only a handful of products with that tech have made it to market. Now, Raspberry Pi is offering a 1.6-megapixel global shutter camera module to hobbyists for $50, providing a platform for machine vision, hobbyist shooting and more.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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