Shake shake shake!

“Shake shake shake, shake your”— boxes?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever shake a box and try to guess what’s inside it? Of course. But how are we able to make reasonable guesses about these complete unknowns? When we mess around with our environment

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Horse-Power

Beep, boop, does not compute.   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   From food delivery to companionship, robots are now part of our daily lives. But they’re far from perfect. So how can we make them better partners?   University of Florida robotics expert

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ChatMD

Chat GPT? More like Chat MD!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Seeing patients, analyzing test results, writing reports – doctors are busy! Could artificial intelligence websites like Chat GPT help lighten the load?   Enter John Ayers from the University of San

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Clouded Checkmate

Is a good chess move all in the … lungs?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Air pollution is hard on our bodies, particularly our lungs and heart. But can indoor air quality also CLOUD our thinking? Steffen Künn and an international team of researchers

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Smart Cough

Hand holding an smartphone

Ring ring! It’s your health care calling! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Thanks to telehealth, you can now get a diagnosis in your PJs — IF your phone is nearby! But what about a COVID test? Could you screen for infections from the comfort

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Self-Driving Safety

With great autonomous vehicles, comes great autonomous responsibility! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. As we age, our reaction time slows and driving gets trickier. The solution? Self-driving cars! However, most autonomous cars require alert drivers ready to take control in an emergency. What if

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I Spy AI!

I spy with my little eye….A-I? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Human intelligence can easily tell elbows from oboes. But ARTIFICIAL intelligence networks are TAUGHT using thousands of pictures. This deep learning technique has achieved extraordinary success at teaching A-I to see and identify

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Race for the Cure

Computers always beat me at chess! What ELSE are they better at? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pathologists discover two hundred thousand cases of lung cancer each year. Diagnosis requires time-consuming lab tests and a trained eye for pictures of lung tissue. Is there

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Caveman Cartoons

What do you picture when you hear… “WILMAAA!!?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When describing a scene, humans create a visual image of it in their mind’s eye. Could computers do the same? Meet Tanmay Gupta and researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Zoom and Enhance!

Step aside kids, who’s playing cops and robbers now? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…computers, that’s who! Artificial Intelligences aren’t just fighting for our attention with Facebook ads, now they’re battling each other! It’s Cops versus Counterfeiters. Christian Ledig and colleagues at Twitter are

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