Apparently, most of what’s taught to us about genetics in school is wrong. Most human traits that are used to demonstrate recessive and dominant traits aren’t appropriate to use, John McDonald finds, as they’re more complex than how textbooks make them out to be and potentially inflict trauma on children. He doesn’t use human traits to teach simple genetics to his class. Instead, he uses cats, whose genetics are much simpler, well-documented, and trauma-free.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here