EurekAlert: Researchers launch website on firearm deaths & injuries among children. “Based at the University of Michigan, with more than two dozen researchers from 12 universities and health systems, FACTS aims to fill a knowledge gap about firearms and young people, and make up for a ‘lost generation’ of research on the issue. The effort is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health.”
ABC News (Australia): Grave enthusiasts unearth the forgotten history of Indonesia for Instagram community. “Ms [Ruri] Hargiyono is part of a new Instagram-based community in Jakarta, called Indonesia Graveyard, dedicated to exploring the nation’s past through its dead. She explores historical landmarks in and around the capital with her friend Deni Priya Prasetia, whom she met at a history club in Jakarta. Sharing each other’s passion for history and photography, they started documenting the untold stories of the city’s burial places and founded the Indonesian Graveyard group in 2016.”
NPR: Watch 3 Rare Prince Videos For ‘Endorphinmachine,’ ‘Rock And Roll Is Alive,’ ‘Dolphin’. “The Prince Estate has announced that it will be digitally uploading videos from the artist’s visual archive on a weekly basis, honing in on his 1995-2010 catalog. To kick off the series, they’ve posted seven videos from his albums The Gold Experience and Chaos And Disorder, which were released in 1995 and 1996, respectively.”
MIT Technology Review: Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from. “In 2014 researchers at the MIT Media Lab designed an experiment called Moral Machine. The idea was to create a game-like platform that would crowdsource people’s decisions on how self-driving cars should prioritize lives in different variations of the ‘trolley problem.’ In the process, the data generated would provide insight into the collective ethical priorities of different cultures. The researchers never predicted the experiment’s viral reception.”
MIT Technology Review: Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever. “Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could serve as a virtual ‘consultant’ when the actual CEO is gone.”
CNET: Facebook apologizes for showing baby product ads to woman who lost her child. “Facebook has apologized after a British woman who lost her child continued to see baby product ads after changing her advertising preference on the site. Anna England-Kerr found that her feed ‘was filled with ads for baby things’ despite using the social media site to share the news that her daughter had been stillborn and changing her settings to avoid such advertising, she wrote in an open letter to the company.”
Children & Young People Now: National child death database to launch next year. “A new national database recording all child deaths is to launch in April next year in a bid to improve information sharing which will help prevent future deaths, the government has announced.” This is the UK.