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“You never need the consent of someone who has died.”
What does the future of grief and loss look like? An AI company called You, Only Virtual is creating chatbots modeled after deceased loved ones, with its founder, Justin Harrison, She says, “Good morning, America.” He hopes people will not feel sad at all.
You, just Virtual scan the text messages, emails, and phone calls shared between the individual and the deceased person to create a chatbot that composes original written or audio responses that mimic the deceased person’s voice and model the relationship and relationship the two shared in life.
The company, which was founded in 2020, hopes to offer a video chat option later this year, “and eventually provide an augmented reality that allows interaction with 3D projection,” GMA reports.
Harrison, who used the technology to create a “virtual mother” after his mother’s death, rejected potential privacy concerns raised by using personal conversations to build a chatbot without the deceased’s consent.
He said, “You absolutely do not need the approval of someone who has died.” “My mom would have hated the idea, but it’s what I wanted while I was alive.”
The World Health Organization says cases of mosquito-borne diseases could reach near record levels, thanks to global warming.
The World Health Organization said Friday that cases of dengue fever could reach near record levels this year — thanks in part to global warming, which enables mosquitoes and the viruses they carry to multiply faster.
The World Health Organization warned earlier this year that dengue is the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease, and presents an “epidemic threat,” with about half of the world’s population now at risk.
Most cases are asymptomatic, however Dengue symptoms They may include a fever with nausea, rash, or soreness, which usually goes away within two to seven days. About 1 in 20 people infected with dengue develops severe dengue fever, which can lead to shock, internal bleeding and death – in less than 1% of people.
A genetic variant may be the reason why some test positive for the virus with no symptoms of COVID
Scientists participating in the study Posted on Wednesday I identified a gene that could explain why some people with COVID have no symptoms.
The study recruited 29,947 volunteer bone marrow donors — “because high-quality genetic data was already available for this group,” the Washington Post reported — and asked them to use smartphones to track their coronavirus infections and any symptoms over the course of nine years. months, including whether they have been tested for COVID each week. During the study period, of the patients who tested positive and reported no symptoms, 20% carried a variant of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene called HLA-B* 15:01. Participants carrying two copies of the variant “were more than eight times more likely to remain asymptomatic than those carrying other HLA variants.”
The researchers hope that this discovery will lead to more innovations in vaccines and treatments.
“As we all learned, preventing COVID infections is proving more difficult than we thought it would be,” said Jill Hollenbach, an immunologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a co-author of the study. If we can design a vaccine that probably doesn’t stop you from getting infected but can deal with infection so easily that you don’t have any symptoms, I would be very happy about that personally.”
A study says that the prolonged ‘brain fog’ caused by the Corona virus may lead to the aging of the brain by ten years
PA Media reports that the “brain fog” associated with prolonged COVID may be the cognitive equivalent of aging 10 years.
Participants in Study by King’s College London Tested on memory, attention, thinking, processing speed and motor control. The researchers found that those whose test scores were affected by the COVID virus were participants who had experienced COVID symptoms for 12 weeks or longer. And in that group, the virus’ effect on test accuracy was “comparable in magnitude to the effect of increasing age by 10 years.” When the second round of testing was conducted, roughly two years after the participants’ initial infection, there was no significant improvement in results.
“Our findings suggest that for people who had long-term symptoms after infection with COVID-19, the effects of the coronavirus on mental processes such as the ability to remember words and shapes are still detectable at a rate of about two years since then,” said the study author. The principal, Dr. Nathan Cheetham, said the primary infection.
“However, the finding that there was no effect of COVID on performance in our tests for people who felt fully recovered, even if they had had symptoms for several months and could be considered to have had COVID for a long time, was good news.”