“There’s just no other way to do it.” Arik Kershenbaum speculates that extra-terrestrial life will likely be remarkably similar to Earth organisms because there’s not much wiggle room for life to innovate. So, extra-terrestrial birds likely fly similarly to how Earth birds do due to physics; they will likely also form (perhaps unconventional) social groups, because cooperation is a good evolutionary strategy.
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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