University of Cambridge

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Online hate speech could be contained like a computer virus

Researchers are developing new artificial intelligence technology that can "quarantine" hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters. The AI, which is currently 80% accurate at identifying hate speech, will offer a new way to control exposure to negative content without resorting to censorship.... Read More...
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Prenatal parental stress linked to behavior problems in toddlers

The prenatal wellbeing of first-time mothers has a direct effect on the behavior of children at 24 months. Mothers who experienced stress and anxiety while pregnant were more likely to have children who displayed behavioral problems, such as temper tantrums, spitefulness and restlessness. The children also exhibited emotional problems, including being clingy, tearfulness and unhappiness. Emotional problems were exacerbated if their parents experienced relationship problems during early pregnancy.... Read More...