Viruses, VisiCalc, and Artificial Olfaction: Lux Recommends #185

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Jun 21 · 2 min read

Welcome to Lux Recommends #185, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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: “These fish turn up in many surprising location, but this was one place scientists didn’t expect to find them.” — Adam G

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: “Scientists are listening in on the ways viruses communicate and cooperate. Decoding what the microbes are saying could be a boon to human health.” — Adam G

: “From the emergence of a spiky growth at the back of some people’s skulls to the enigmatic finding that our elbows are getting narrower, our bones are changing in surprising ways” — Adam K

: “Hint: They don’t just get ‘dad bods.’” — Adam K

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: “Scientists are trying to crack the code of how smell works — and create robots that can sniff out the world’s secrets like a dog” — friend of Lux Anuj Mathur

: “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, and we, as machine learning experts, may wonder how we can help. Here we describe how machine learning can be a powerful tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping society adapt to a changing climate. From smart grids to disaster management, we identify high impact problems where existing gaps can be filled by machine learning, in collaboration with other fields. Our recommendations encompass exciting research questions as well as promising business opportunities. We call on the machine learning community to join the global effort against climate change.” — Sam

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