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Altering a robot’s gender and social roles may be a screen change away

Source: Science Daily

Researchers at Penn State have found that most participants in a study identified robots as male when they were presented with no gender cues, but simple alterations on the robots’ screens could strengthen anthropomorphic personalities that humans tend to give computers.

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See Jewish Life Before the Holocaust Through a Newly Released Digital Archive

Source: Smithsonian

Russian-born Jew Roman Vishniac’s prints and negatives depicting Jewish life before the Holocaust are published for the first time in an online photo database. The hope is to gather information from the public, such as dates, locations, and identification of people from that time.