Latin American Monographs, Climate Change Funding, Emerging Drugs Iowa, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, June 3, 2023


Penn Libraries News: Diversity in the Stacks: The Open Access Pilot for Latin American Monographs. “This project provides universal free access to over 300 scholarly monographs published by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales or CLACSO), a research institution with headquarters in Argentina.”

Reuters: Search our database of questionable climate funding. “Wealthy countries have pledged to contribute a combined $100 billion a year to help developing nations manage climate change. A Reuters review turned up at least $3 billion toward those efforts that was spent not on solar panels or wind farms but on coal-fired power, airports, crime-fighting or other programs that do little or nothing to ease the effects of climate change.”

Iowa’s News Now: New Resource for Iowans to Learn about Emerging Drugs. “The Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) unveiled a new website to educate Iowans about emerging substances for which there may be little or no regulation, such as Xylazine and Kratom. The new online resource also highlights the dangers of evolving illicit substances like fentanyl, counterfeit pills, and highly potent marijuana products.”


KDnuggets: OpenAI’s Whisper API for Transcription and Translation. “This article will show you how to use OpenAI’s Whisper API to transcribe audio into text. It will also show you how to use it in your own projects and how to integrate it into your data science projects.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Online Directories of AI Tools to Discover or Search for the Best AI App. “The rapid rate at which these AI tools are being released makes it hard to keep track of them all, and to find the right app quickly when you need it. A few fans of the technology are making this easier with AI app directories. Some build it themselves, others crowd-source it, and some even shun websites for simple Notion databases. No matter what, it’s easier than before to find an AI tool with these free directories.”


Futurism: Google’s Top Result for “Johannes Vermeer” Is an AI Knockoff of “Girl With a Pearl Earring”. “Earlier this May, we reported that when Google users searched for the iconic American realist artist ‘Edward Hopper,’ the search engine’s top result was an AI-generated knockoff in the style of the American painter. Google fixed the issue — but not before the phony Hopper had become the featured image in its overview of the artist and his work. Now, just a few weeks later, it’s happened again with a different artist.”


WTOP: Maryland expands digital licenses, becoming 1st state to offer them in Google Wallet. “Maryland is now the first state in the nation to offer a digital driver’s license and ID for Google Wallet — and the first to offer a digital ID on both major mobile operating systems. Last May, Maryland launched the mobile ID option for Apple Wallet, which is available on iPhones.”

Techdirt: The Supreme Court May Not Have Read Our Brief About The First Amendment And Copyright, But You Can . “Technically we’ve posted this analysis before, when we posted our entire amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in the Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith case, along with a summary of what we had written in it. But that summary also included other arguments, and a very condensed version of this one, that the First Amendment requires copyright law to be interpreted in a way that doesn’t harm future free expression. It is an idea important enough to be worth more attention – especially given that it seems the Supreme Court itself overlooked it.”

Bleeping Computer: Google triples rewards for Chrome sandbox escape chain exploits. “Google announced today that bug bounty hunters who report sandbox escape chain exploits targeting its Chrome web browser are now eligible for triple the standard reward until December 1st, 2023.”


The National: Sudan’s warring sides use online manipulation extensively, disinformation group says . “Sudan’s warring sides are extensively engaging in ‘manipulative activity’ online, a disinformation monitoring group told The National, after it had scrolled through more than 30,000 tweets from accounts posting in favour of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the army (SAF) and former regime Islamists.”

Mashable: Memes are a love language, Hinge says . “In the modern era, much more than physical touch and gifts can count as love languages. New data from dating app Hinge shows that memes are emerging as a way to show your affection. Daters’ number one preferred way to flirt before and after a first date is sending memes, according to a Hinge survey of 2,000 users.”


Purdue University: Independence Science and ViewPlus Technologies partner to create science access tools for students who experience blindness or low vision. “Leaders at Independence Science and ViewPlus Technologies have announced a collaboration to develop new science access tools for people who experience blindness or low vision.” Good morning, Internet…

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