Social and Behavior Change, Clinton-Russia Relations, Bing, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 8, 2023


Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs: New Online Learning Platform on Social and Behavior Change Launches. “SBC Learning Central, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Breakthrough ACTION project, is designed to provide public health professionals with foundational knowledge and skills to incorporate new social and behavior change methodologies into their work. It is also meant to raise the visibility of the SBC field among more donors, ministries and implementing partners.”

National Security Archive: The First Six Months of Clinton-Russian Relations: Summits with Yeltsin at Vancouver and Tokyo, 1993. “Declassified highest-level records from the first six months of the Clinton administration’s relations with the Russian Federation in 1993 reveal a remarkable array of cooperative diplomatic initiatives and Bill Clinton’s direct personal support for Boris Yeltsin in the latter’s growing conflict with his own elected parliament over radical economic reforms known as ‘shock therapy.'”


Search Engine Land: Bing Chat increases chat turns, adds visuals to travel queries and expands Bing Image Creator. “Microsoft Bing has released a number of improvements to Bing Chat this week, including more chat turns, more visuals and expanding Bing Image Creator.”

WordPress: Introducing Jetpack AI Assistant in “Imagine being able to quickly generate all types of content—headlines, entire posts, even translations—with the click of a button. Imagine significantly reducing your effort and time spent staring at a blank screen. Say hello to Jetpack AI Assistant.” I’m sure this will not damage the overall quality of the Internet’s information AT ALL, she said sarcastically.


The Verge: Microsoft has no shame: Bing spit on my ‘Chrome’ search with a fake AI answer. “It was time to download Google Chrome on a new Windows 11 computer. I typed ‘Chrome’ into the Microsoft Edge search bar. I was greeted with a full-screen Microsoft Bing AI chatbot window, which promptly told me it was searching for… Bing features.”

Ars Technica: Redditor creates working anime QR codes using Stable Diffusion. “On Tuesday, a Reddit user named ‘nhciao’ posted a series of artistic QR codes created using the Stable Diffusion AI image-synthesis model that can still be read as functional QR codes by smartphone camera apps. The functional pieces reflect artistic styles in anime and Asian art.”


How-To Geek: Toyota’s New Data Breach Affects 260,000 Car Owners. “It’s been a wild few weeks for Toyota owners. If you happen to own a Toyota, you might want to keep reading, as the company has identified a data breach that affects hundreds of thousands of owners.”

Kyiv Post: Russian Radio Stations Hacked, Fake Putin Message Announcing Invasion of Russia Broadcast. “Several Russian radio stations were hacked and played a fake President Vladimir Putin speech announcing an invasion from Kyiv’s troops and emergency measures in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said Monday.”


Stanford Law School: Who counts as an inventor?. “New research, undertaken by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford Law and Stanford Medicine students, looks at the overlap between biomedical research paper authors and those authors who go on to be named inventors of their research on patents. Among the findings is a gender discrepancy between male and female authors, with male authors receiving patents more frequently. The team created a comprehensive patent-to-publication citation map that includes 430,000 biomedical inventor-research teams.”

The Mainichi: Japan, US universities partner with IBM, Google in quantum field . “The University of Tokyo has partnered with the University of Chicago, IBM Corp. and Google LLC to enhance research and development in next-generation quantum computing to tackle global-scale challenges including climate change.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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