“Candor, apparently, begat candor.” After stumbling upon the Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3, an AI trained to write like a human, Vauhini Vara sought its help writing a true story she had trouble telling: the death of her sister. Through nine versions of the same story — with each new one having more additions from her end — we see both the AI’s ability to weave poignant narratives and Vara’s emotions unfold.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here