Science and Technology links (December 26th 2020)

  1. Researchers used a viral vector to manipulate eye cells genetically to improve the vision of human beings.
  2. Seemingly independently, researchers have reported significant progress regarding the solution of the Schrödinger equation using deep learning: Puppin et al., Hermann et al.
  3. The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real. I am becoming quite upset with respect to the many effects in psychology that fail to be independently verified. And I’d feel better if it were only a problem in psychology.
  4. Can the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines lead to other breakthroughs?

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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