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Stories by Meghan McDonough

Nature Can Help Us Prepare for the Next Pandemic

In March 2020 Ruth DeFries finished a manuscript more than five years in the making. It turned out to be both prescient and prophetic. In this document, the Columbia University professor argued that global crises are now inevitable because of the complexity and interconnectedness of our modern civilization...

April 8, 2021 — Meghan McDonough

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Shockingly Good at Sounding Human

Synthetic voices have become ubiquitous. They feed us directions in the morning, shepherd us through phone calls by day and broadcast the news on smart speakers at night. And as the technology used to make them improves, these voices are becoming more and more human-sounding...

December 9, 2020 — Meghan McDonough
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