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August 26, 2023

Will AI Cause Chaos in Classrooms & Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
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Will AI Cause Chaos in Classrooms?
As the new academic year gets underway, some are predicting chaos in college classrooms as few universities are offering clear guidelines and professors grapple with students using and abusing artificial intelligence. Anna Mills, textbook author and member of a joint Artificial Intelligence task force with the Modern Language Association and College Conference on Composition and Communication, explains why there is such great concern.
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Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
Surveys show that most adults see the value in testing to detect cognitive decline. But a majority of seniors have never been tested. J. Scott Roberts, PhD, from the University of Michigan, explains the results of a recent poll. The poll also found very low awareness of blood tests that can help detect Alzheimer’s disease.
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How Do You Plant a BILLION Trees?
The US Forest Service has been given taxpayer funding to plant more than a billion trees across the country in the next nine years. Peter Clark, Applied Forest Ecologist at University of Vermont, explains a troubling bottleneck that could threaten these efforts, and what can be done.
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