Twin Cities Business: ChatGPT Took U of M Law School Exams. It Got a C+

Twin Cities Business: ChatGPT Took U of M Law School Exams. It Got a C+. “The paper, titled ‘ChatGPT Goes to Law School,’ compared the chatbot’s performance on law exams to actual students’ scores. The exams included both essay questions and multiple-choice questions. Instructors who graded the exams weren’t told which responses were written by the chatbot and which were written by students. The upshot? ChatGPT received a C+, ‘achieving a low but passing grade in all four courses,’ according to the paper.”

Leiden University: Citizen scientists discover more than 1,000 new burial mounds

Leiden University: Citizen scientists discover more than 1,000 new burial mounds. “In total, over 6,500 people worked on the project and identified thousands of potential archaeological objects, such as burial mounds (c. 2,800-500 BC), Celtic fields (prehistoric field complexes dating from 1,100 to 200 BC), charcoal kilns (places where wood was burned to make charcoal) and cart tracks.”

Government of Australia: National Cultural Policy launched

Government of Australia: National Cultural Policy launched. “The policy will stimulate new employment and training opportunities, ensure creative workers can access fair remuneration and safe work environments, and that intellectual property rights of our creators are protected. It also recognises the crucial place of First Nations stories and the importance of self-determination.”

BusinessWire: Encord Launches Open Source Active Learning Toolkit to Speed Up Real-World Applications of Computer Vision (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Encord Launches Open Source Active Learning Toolkit to Speed Up Real-World Applications of Computer Vision (PRESS RELEASE). “Encord, the platform for data-centric computer vision, has released Encord Active, a free open source industry agnostic toolkit that enables machine learning (ML) engineers and data scientists to understand and improve their training data quality and help boost model performance.”

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Royal Northern College of Museum’s archive project make thousands of recordings public

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Royal Northern College of Museum’s archive project make thousands of recordings public. “The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced a new archive project, Throwing Open the Concert Doors, which is set to conserve and digitise thousands of RNCM recordings, making them publicly available online and via a new interactive heritage booth installed at the College. Recordings of performances from student recitals to full scale opera productions dating back to 1973 will be conserved and digitised, some from magnetic reel and tape.”

Lifehacker: This App Turns the World Into a Wikipedia Scavenger Hunt

Lifehacker: This App Turns the World Into a Wikipedia Scavenger Hunt. “You might think your know your hometown pretty well, but I’m willing to bet there’s a lot you don’t know—something noteworthy that happened in a spot you walk or drive past every day without thinking about, like the building that’s been there forever, or the park you relax in every now and then. Well, there’s an easy way to learn all about your neighborhood, or any neighborhood in the world, in a way that almost feels like playing Pokémon Go, but for real life.”

Illinois Courts: New online reporting system will take statewide court data to the next level

Illinois Courts: New online reporting system will take statewide court data to the next level. “Following integration, every court will be given access to custom dashboards, allowing them to assess the current landscape, identify any trends, and make well-informed court management decisions. Eventually, the Supreme Court and the [Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts] will no longer need to rely on manual submission from counties and will be able to provide judges and justice partners more detailed insight into Illinois Judicial Branch operations.”

University of Copenhagen: Nuggets mined from thousands of tweets can persuade us to eat more climate-friendly

University of Copenhagen: Nuggets mined from thousands of tweets can persuade us to eat more climate-friendly. “University of Copenhagen researchers demonstrate that natural language algorithms make it possible to identify people’s attitudes on social media towards sustainable food. It’s a step forward that can enlighten politicians and public agencies with regards to how to nudge society in the right direction.”

Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant

Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant. “The Alliance Heritage Center will use a new grant to create a public digital database of its collection documenting the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Historical Commission recently awarded more than $300,000 to 14 organizations to explore under-represented history in the state, including $24,500 to the Alliance Heritage Center at Stockton University.”

San Diego Union-Tribune: To reunite lost pets with their owners, the San Diego Humane Society turns to texting

San Diego Union-Tribune: To reunite lost pets with their owners, the San Diego Humane Society turns to texting. “To help reunite thousands of pets who are lost each year with their owners, the San Diego Humane Society launched a new cell phone texting program Tuesday to give San Diegans tips on how to find their missing pets sooner. Lost2Found, a one-way communication system, provides automated texts with step-by-step instructions over a two-month period to help people know what to do as they search.”