Policy & Ethics
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (BKI) announced today a new $10 million commitment at The Johns Hopkins University to fund novel work and advance immunotherapy research to provide lifesaving breakthroughs to people with cancer.
In a paper published this week in Nature Climate Change, a team of experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted relationship of AI with greenhouse gas emissions, and suggest ways to better align AI with climate change goals.
- Nature Climate Change
The researchers are combining techniques from digital content forensics analysis, watermarking and artificial intelligence
A $3 million NSF grant will help the CUNY Graduate Center prepare diverse Ph.D. students for new workforce opportunities in biotech, clean energy, and other areas that are benefiting from bio-inspired nanoscience. The new program is focused on diversifying STEM and helping students gain experience in cross-disciplinary team research and collaboration to address urgent societal challenges related to environmental instabilities and health crises.
- National Science Foundation
For a long time, climate scientists have struggled to link extreme weather events to climate change. This has changed. The science of weather event attribution is now beginning to show the true costs and impacts that human-caused climate change is having today. This fast-growing body of research aims to disentangle the various drivers of extreme weather events from human-induced climate change and the best assessments can provide valuable information in insuring against loss and damage, funding adaptation measures, and litigating against polluters.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the University of Florida have analysed the characteristics contributing the effectiveness of the “Keep Singapore Clean” campaign, which started in 1968, and its various yearly reiterations. The team of researchers analysed the campaign’s communication modes, such as the use of text, colour, images, and humour, and found that the use of comics for humour and visual-verbal interplay, informality, a simple narrative plot, and exaggerated personalities were the key factors in the campaign’s enduring success.
- Discourse Context & Media