Chai-Shai Bytes: Picking a Career, De-aging and the New Era of Storytelling...

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Dear Readers,  

As we gear up for Feb 2023, we bring you the fourth edition of our newsletter, comprising the fight back by fact-checkers against disinformation, a puzzling conjecture, and a secret to de-aging.

3 Reading Recommendations

  • Fact-checkers worldwide face a challenge in verifying information due to the proliferation of online disinformation and propaganda. The recent advent of chatbots using large language models, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, which can generate natural-sounding text at the click of a button, has further complicated the task of fact-checking. In response, fact-checking organizations are developing their own AI-driven tools to help automate and accelerate their work. For example, Madrid-based media company Newtral has developed its multilingual AI language model ClaimHunter, which automatically detects political claims made on Twitter and identifies statements that can be proved or disproven. Read more about how fact-checking firms are fighting back | Fact-Checkers Are Scrambling to Fight Disinformation With AI
  • It is tough to find a career that brings you satisfaction and quality of life simultaneously, and choosing one is a humongous task. Tim Urban has spent hours writing a piece that might bring some objective perspective on how to go about choosing a career that suits you. This thought-provoking read takes you on a journey of self-discovery and career exploration. Drawing from Tim's signature wit and insightful anecdotes, you will learn how to identify your strengths, passions, and values and how to match them to a career that brings you joy and fulfillment. With practical exercises and real-life examples, it is the ultimate guide to finding a career that truly fits you. | How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You) (Long read)
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  • These two young fish are swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How is the water?” And the two young fish swims on for a bit. Then eventually, one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?” - This is but only the beginning of the talk David Foster Wallace gave to the graduating class at Kenyon College, forcing students to take a step back and think critically about the way they see the world and to consider the power of perspective in shaping our experiences. With its profound messages and insightful commentary, “This is Water” remains a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of their own psyche | This is Water by David Foster Wallace

1 Mathematical Concept to Ponder Upon

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The Collatz conjecture is like an addictive video game that is as frustrating as it is fun. It was raised by Lothar Collatz in 1937, and after several decades, there is no solution to it. The correctness of this conjecture has been checked up to 2^68 by the computer, but there is still no evidence for it. Get to know more about this conjecture. | The Simple Math Problem We Still Can’t Solve.

1 Crazy Idea Picking Up Steam 
From the days of Cleopatra taking bath in donkey milk to preserve her youth, the obsession with one’s youth/age has not been lost on humankind. With the advancement in technology and a better understanding of genetics, a group of researchers has figured out a key element that can allow reversal and speeding up of age – at least in mice for now! This groundbreaking research can also support the treatment of heart diseases and disorders like Alzheimer's. | Scientist Discovers Aging Clock to Speed and Reverse Aging

1 Tech in Pop-Culture
The evolution of technology is poised to transform storytelling, making it more personal and engaging. Integrating data, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and interactivity will significantly impact the media industry. Get insights into the future of storytelling and the role of technology in shaping the media landscape. | The Future of Storytelling Media: Changing the Game and the Implications.

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