One Cool Thing: AI Exposes Greenwashing

One Cool Thing: AI Exposes Greenwashing

A team of experts from University College Dublin is using artificial intelligence to help consumers find out the truth about their favorite brands’ sustainability efforts. The project, called GreenWatch, is fighting back against “greenwashing,” which happens when companies mislead consumers to seem more environmentally friendly than they truly are. GreenWatch’s AI scans the media statements and websites of 700 global companies […]

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For the Conservation Movement, It’s Almost Heaven, West Virginia

For the Conservation Movement, It’s Almost Heaven, West Virginia

By Monica Medina, Founder and CEO of Our Daily Planet And now, for those of you who need a break from a long week of impeachmentpalooza, take a trip with us to Shepherdstown, West Virginia — a small town, nestled at the northeastern edge of the Shenandoah Valley, practically an exurb of Washington, D.C. It […]

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One funny thing: neural network candy hearts

One funny thing: neural network candy hearts

1. 2. 3. 4. Janelle Shane is a research scientist in optics and recently conducted a very funny Valentines’s Day experiment. As she explained in her Tumblr post, “I collected all the genuine heart messages I could find, and then gave them to a learning algorithm called a neural network. Given a set of data, […]

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