Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tom Simonite

The Government Wants to Boost Its Tech—Starting With Workers

Robin Carnahan, head of the agency that manages the federal government's offices and IT, is revamping job descriptions and pushing remote work. The General Services Administration is among the lesser-known arms of US government, but it has surprising reach. It...

A True Story About Bogus Photos of People Making Fake News

A photographer set out to capture the misinformation producers in a small town in Macedonia. He wound up revealing uncomfortable truths about his own profession.The photographic elite gathered in Perpignan, France, on September 1 at the annual Visa Pour...

A New Formula May Help Black Patients’ Access to Kidney Care

The prior algorithm adjusted calculations for Black patients—making it harder for them to qualify for transplants and other treatments.For decades, doctors and hospitals saw kidney patients differently based on their race. A standard equation for estimating kidney function applied...

These Deepfake Voices Can Help Trans Gamers

Players of online games can be harassed when their voices don't match their gender identity. New AI-fueled software may help.Fred, a trans man, clicked his mouse, and his tenorful tones suddenly sank deeper. He’d switched on voice-changing algorithms that...

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