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Here's why Easter Is bad for bunnies

National Geographic

Sixteen baby bunnies sit in three open pens, all for sale. Two teenage girls reach into a pen, scoop one up, and plop down on the floor, squealing over its cuteness: "I need it!" The rabbits are all very young. No adult rabbits are for sale here. "What happens to the babies who grow up before they're sold?" "The breeder picks them up," he says.


Here's why Easter Is bad for bunnies

National Geographic

Sixteen baby bunnies sit in three open pens, all for sale. Two teenage girls reach into a pen, scoop one up, and plop down on the floor, squealing over its cuteness: "I need it!" The rabbits are all very young. No adult rabbits are for sale here. "What happens to the babies who grow up before they're sold?" "The breeder picks them up," he says.


The Rabbit Outbreak

The New Yorker

Most rabbits have, in their skill set, the ability to pretend that they're healthy even when they're quite sick. It's sort of the inverse of playing possum, but done for the same purpose, namely, to deflect attention from predators, who would consider a sick rabbit easy pickings. As a result of this playacting, rabbits often die suddenly--or what appears to be suddenly--when, in fact, they've been sick for a while. This past February, a pet rabbit being boarded overnight at Manhattan's Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine, the busiest rabbit veterinary practice in New York City, died. The fact that the rabbit had seemed fine and then expired without warning was chalked up to the rabbit habit of feigning good health.


Meta AI Introduces A New AI Technology Called 'Few-Shot Learner (FSL)' To Tackle Harmful Content

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For the training of AI models, a massive number of labeled data points or examples are required. Typically, the number of samples needed is tens of thousands to millions. Collection and labeling of these data can take several months. This manual collection and labeling delay the deployment of AI systems that can detect new types of harmful content over different social media platforms. To handle this issue, Meta has deployed a relatively new AI model called "Few-Shot Learner" (FSL) such that harmful contents can be detected even if enough labeled data is not available.


2021 is a banner year for AI Natural Language Processing

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Universities have been facing challenges with evaluating their students remotely. The practical difficulties in organising remote examinations have resulted in some interesting alternatives such as open book exams and research-based essay writing. The quality of submissions will likely improve if students look up books for references. The same applies to Artificial Intelligence. If an AI system can look up a memory bank for reference instead of memorising our languages, its output could be better.