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February 8, 2017

GOP searches for new way to cut Obama regs

The Hill – Republicans on several House and Senate committees are looking for new ways to meet President Trump’s goal of eliminating regulations that he says are holding back the U.S. economy.

February 7, 2017

A Heroic AI Will Let You Spy on Your Lawmakers’ Every Word

WIRED – Digital Democracy is like YouTube for local government hearings, bolstered with a splash of artificial intelligence. Bots create transcripts of lawmakers’ every official utterance at the state house and use face recognition software to keep track of who’s speaking.

February 7, 2017

5 global problems that AI could help us solve

World Economic Forum – There’s a great deal of concern over artificial intelligence. But current research projects show that artificial intelligence can also be used for the greater good. Here are five global problems that machine learning could help us solve.

February 7, 2017

How Psychologists Determine Whether Someone Is Faking Insanity

New York – Welcome to malingering, a fancy word for faking illness in order to gain an advantage. It’s an area of psychological study that highlights the counterintuitive orderliness of insanity and also reveals that many people have no idea what it’s like to have a genuine mental disorder.