In the not too distant future, we might be able to get real-time, automated fact checks during political events. Squash, Duke University’s automated fact-checking platform, is certainly a step in the right direction; it’s able to listen to politicians’ claims, check their accuracy, and show its findings to viewers in seconds. However, it’s not without its faults. Its voice-to-text translations can be quite questionable; it once got the phrase “armpit sweat” from a statement about an Iowan storm.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here