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Babbage from The Economist

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Babbage from The Economist
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Babbage: The hunt for dark matter
Dark matter is thought to make up around a quarter o... more
Feb 21 2024 43m
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Babbage: Sam Altman and Satya Nadella's vision for AI
OpenAI and Microsoft are leaders in generative artif... more
Jan 24 2024 45m
The Next Stage for Generative AI
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Babbage: Science book club
Books are the original medium for communicating scie... more
Dec 20 2023 42m
Book Discussion
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Babbage: Fei-Fei Li on how to really think about the future of AI
A year ago, the public launch of ChatGPT took the wo... more
Nov 22 2023 38m
Public Release of Chat GPT
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Babbage: How to avoid a battery shortage
In the coming decades, electric vehicles will domina... more
Oct 25 2023 44m
Leveraging Demand to Meet Green Targets
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Babbage: The mystery of chronic pain
Chronic pain is thought to affect around a third of ... more
Oct 18 2023 43m
Understanding and Managing Pain
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Babbage: Deb Chachra on the value of great infrastructure
From roads to telecommunications, networks of infras... more
Oct 11 2023 38m
Economist Launches New Podcast Subscription
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Babbage: The 2023 Nobel prizes in science
This year’s Nobel prizes in science recognised the f... more
Oct 4 2023 37m
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Babbage: The scientific quest to conquer ageing
How ageing happens and whether it can be slowed has ... more
Sep 27 2023 39m
The Pursuit of Immortality
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Babbage: How AI promises to revolutionise science
Discussions about artificial intelligence tend to fo... more
Sep 20 2023 46m
Shifting Attitudes Towards AI in Science
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Babbage: Mustafa Suleyman on how to prepare for the age of AI
Artificial intelligence and biotechnology are at the... more
Sep 13 2023 44m
Potential of Large Language Models in AI
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Babbage: Sex differences and sport
Some sports use different rules and equipment in the... more
Sep 6 2023 39m
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Babbage: El Niño is back, and he looks angry
Extreme weather is constantly in the news, but a new... more
Aug 30 2023 39m
El Nino's Role in Climate Change
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Babbage: How to learn to love maths
While some people enjoy learning maths, the subject ... more
Aug 23 2023 34m
The Playful Nature of Mathematics
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Babbage: The race to the Moon’s South Pole
In the coming days, both Russia and India hope to la... more
Aug 16 2023 43m
Rush for Moon South Pole Players
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Babbage: Advances in healthcare technology
Attending a science festival or an exhibition can be... more
Aug 9 2023 38m
Exploring Science at the Summer Exhibition
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Babbage: Are auctioned dinosaur fossils lost to science?
Natural history auctions are on the rise and are gen... more
Aug 2 2023 43m
Controversy Surrounding Fossil Collecting
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Babbage: How good can weather forecasting get?
In recent weeks, extreme heat, floods and storms hav... more
Jul 26 2023 43m
Generative AI in Weather Forecasting
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Babbage: Summer science lessons
How much science do you remember from school? Do you... more
Jul 19 2023 37m
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Babbage: The debate over deep-sea mining
As the effects of climate change are increasingly be... more
Jul 12 2023 42m
Baseline Data in Mining
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Babbage: Vint Cerf on how to wisely regulate AI
Almost 50 years ago, Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn designed... more
Jul 5 2023 37m
Regulation and Accountability in Technology
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Babbage: Understanding same-sex attraction in people
Same-sex attraction is found in every major animal g... more
Jun 28 2023 46m
Genetic Correlation and Same-Sex Behavior
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Babbage: How to uncover the origin of the coronavirus
The Biden administration is expected to declassify s... more
Jun 21 2023 43m
Uncovering the Origins of COVID-19
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Babbage: How to farm fish on dry land
Fish are a vital source of protein and other nutrien... more
Jun 14 2023 43m
Problems With Fish Farming
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Babbage: How to save cities from sinking
Many of the world’s most important urban areas are o... more
Jun 7 2023 43m
Global Coastline Protection and Climate Migration
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