Opera Browser, School Apps For Neurodivergent Kids, LinkedIn, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 1, 2023


SlashGear: Opera Browser Gets Its Own ChatGPT-Powered AI Sidebar App . “Microsoft is not the only player in the game integrating generative AI into web browsers. Opera has announced that its eponymous web browser now has its own chatty AI companion called Aria. This isn’t Opera’s first foray in the segment, as the company also added a sidebar in the browser dedicated to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.”


PC Magazine: The Best Apps and Tools to Help Kids Organize Schoolwork. “Most families have aspirations of starting a new school year organized and prepared for academic success. For many, that simply involves a basic paper planner or digital calendar. For school-aged kids who have trouble with executive functions—whether they’re neurodivergent with a diagnosis of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or something else—it can be harder to set them up for success. In an increasingly digitized world, it can be difficult to find the right tools to help kids thrive, especially if they struggle with planning or follow-through.”

WIRED: How to Polish Your LinkedIn Profile. “IF YOU’RE LOOKING to get hired, giving your LinkedIn profile some love should be on your to-do list. It’s likely that potential recruiters are going to find it and form impressions of you based on what it looks like, and what’s listed.”

New York Times: Create a Private Social Space, Far From the Maddening Crowd. “Facebook and other sites do offer the ability to make private groups. But if you’re looking for a change, you can set up your own personal ad-free space with an exclusive membership elsewhere. Here’s what you can do.”


New York University: “Hidden Legacies” Project to Collect, Archive Links Between Slavery and Contemporary Institutions. “Led by NYU Journalism Professor Rachel Swarns, research will provide understanding of the role slavery played in building today’s educational, financial, and religious institutions.”

Politico: The 2024 social media race has started. “The 2024 presidential campaign may barely have started, but we’re already getting a preview of just how online, free-wheeling and disorienting it’s likely to be. That’s thanks to AI, Elon Musk and digital-forward presidential campaigns.”


Tap Into Bordentown: State Database of Available Business Space Possible Under Proposed Law. “Legislation that would create a statewide database of available commercial space that small businesses could buy or rent is now under consideration by Governor Phil Murphy.”

Infosecurity Magazine: Retailer Database Error Leaks Over One Million Customer Records. “A database configuration error at a popular automotive retailer led to the exposure of 1TB of records, including customers’ personal information, according to WebsitePlanet. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler reported the incident to the web-builder site, having traced the records to Philadelphia-based business SimpleTire.”


Search Engine Land: How Google’s Search Generative Experience compares to ChatGPT, Bard, Bing Chat. “I’ve had access to Google’s new Search Generative Experience (SGE) for about a week now. I decided to ‘formally’ put it to the test using the same 30 queries from my March mini-study comparing the top generative AI solutions. Those queries were designed to push the limits of each platform. In this article, I’ll share some qualitative feedback on SGE and quick findings from my 30-query test.”

North Carolina State University: How Linked Data, Artificial Intelligence Could Help Animals. “In a new paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, two researchers suggest artificial intelligence and the growing body of information online, which they call the ‘internet of animals,’ could empower scientists to make real-time predictions about the future of species amid climate change, diseases and more.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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