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Computers have got much better at translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis, says Lane Greene. But they still don’t understand the meaning of language.
In rich countries half of cancers are now survivable. And better understanding means that more cures are coming, says Natasha Loder.
But they do help improve public health
An economy based on attention is easily gamed