Miscellaneous Links #37

AI, Robotics, CogSci, Tech & More

AI

New GitHub Copilot Research Finds ‘Downward Pressure on Code Quality’

VisualWebArena: Evaluating Multimodal Agents on Realistic Visual Web Tasks

RAPTOR: Recursive Abstractive Processing for Tree-Organized Retrieval

Strengthening LLM Trust Boundaries: A Survey of Prompt Injection Attacks

FCC Makes AI-Generated Voices In Robocalls Illegal

Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI

Horse rides Astronaut, redux

GenAI image prompted by me (inspired by Gary Marcus’s essay)

Robotics

Robotic Tongue Licks Gecko Gripper Clean

Autonomous robots are cutting grass in this Southern California town

3D Printing a Robotic Hand with Bones, Ligaments, and Tendons

Bionic Snail Robot Enhanced by Poroelastic Foams Crawls Using Direct and Retrograde Waves

CogSci

The Alien Hand of the Technosphere. Kurt Goldstein and the Trauma of Intelligent Machines

Standard Causes of Human Misjudgment

Tech

The Apple Vision Pro: A Review

Vergence–accommodation conflicts hinder visual performance and cause visual fatigue

How many megapixels equivalent does the eye have?

JPEG XL Art

VHS-Decode

Energy

The Misguided Push Toward Electric Construction Equipment – and Why Hybrids are the Better Alternative

Zero-emission truck deployments reach every state, surge over 200%

Medicine

‘It’s all gone’: CAR-T therapy forces autoimmune diseases into remission

The First Crispr Medicine Is Now Approved in the US

Animals

Road kill seagulls ‘drunk’ on flying ant acid (2013)

Jet-Black Eggs Found In The Pacific Abyss Reveal A New Wormy World Record

Dolphin with thumbs discovered in the ocean

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Washes Up on a California Beach

More

Over 2 Miles Thick Water Ice Buried Beneath Mar’s Equator Discovered, Enough to Cover the Entire Planet in a Shallow Ocean If Melted

Why L.A. Has Clashing Street Grids

History of mystery booms

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