We’ve heard of “left-brainedness” and “right-brainedness” at least once in our lives, but how factual is it to claim this influences us in a meaningful way? Research suggests that there could be some truth to this after all, at least in problem solving. People who tend to have “aha!” moments during problem solving are said to have more active right hemispheres, while analytical people have more active left hemispheres.
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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