Jean Sibelius, Equitable Biking Access, Opioid Response Planning, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, May 24, 2023


National Library of Finland: The new website of the Jean Sibelius Works project. “The renewed trilingual website of the complete critical edition of Jean Sibelius’s works (JSW) contains information about this large-scale collaborative project involving the National Library, the Sibelius Society, and the German publishing house Breitkopf & Härtel, its activities and publications.”

People for Bikes: A New Tool for Equitable Bike Planning. “This interactive web application helps identify historically underserved communities based on a variety of factors…The tool also assesses climate, disaster, and environmental burdens, providing decision-makers with the necessary information to construct resilient bike infrastructure in the face of climate change and natural disasters.”

PR Newswire: New Tool Aims to Help Local Leaders Curb Opioid Crisis at Community Level (PRESS RELEASE). “The tool provides geographic-specific information on the potential need for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and recovery services and the locality’s capacity to meet that demand.”


AFP: Climate scientists flee Twitter as hostility surges. “Scientists suffering insults and mass-spam are abandoning Twitter for alternative social networks as hostile climate-change denialism surges on the platform following Elon Musk’s takeover.”


PetaPixel: Photographer Creates Lifelike Social Media Influencer Using Only AI. “A photographer whose work has transitioned to being ‘80% AI’ has generated a lifelike social media influencer using artificial intelligence (AI). Antti Karppinen did not use his camera at all during his latest project for Finnish energy giant Helen where he created a children’s character called Ellen.”

News24: Unknown individual renames Eskom HQ as ‘MegaGravy Train Park’ on Google Maps . “Eskom’s famous headquarters, Megawatt Park in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, has been renamed Eskom MegaGravy Train Park on Google Maps. The renaming of the headquarters by an unknown individual pokes fun at the embattled power utility.”


FTC: Scammers are hijacking job ads. Here’s how to spot the fakes. “Scammers are taking outdated ads from real employers, changing them, and posting them on employment websites and career-oriented platforms like Indeed or LinkedIn. The modified ads seem to be real job offers with legitimate companies. They’re not. In fact, their goal is to trick you into sharing personal information. So how do you know if you’re dealing with a scammer?”

Bleeping Computer: Google launches bug bounty program for its Android applications. “Google has launched the Mobile Vulnerability Rewards Program (Mobile VRP), a new bug bounty program that will pay security researchers for flaws found in the company’s Android applications.”

Search Engine Journal: Vulnerability in WordPress Google Analytics Plugin Hits +3 Million Websites. “The National Vulnerability Database announced that a popular Google Analytics WordPress plugin installed in over 3 million was discovered to contain a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.”


Stanford University: Assessing Political Bias in Language Models. “…new research from Stanford University has quantified exactly how well (or, actually, how poorly) [Large Language Models] align with opinions of U.S. demographic groups, showing that language models have a decided bias on hot-button topics that may be out of step with general popular sentiment.”

Medical XPress: AI tool outperforms human emergency call handlers in identifying stroke, new study shows. “A team of researchers from Denmark has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) framework to address the number of strokes that go unrecognized by human emergency call handlers. The framework outperformed emergency call handlers in recognizing stroke for both sexes and across all age groups studied, indicating its potential as a supplementary tool for early and precise stroke identification in the future.”

STAT News: Social media risks for youth mental health highlighted in new surgeon general report. “Amid what he called the worst youth mental health crisis in recent memory, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory Tuesday warning about social media’s impact on developing young brains.” Good morning, Internet…

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