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A better way to search through scientific papers

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is not just for playing games. It also has important practical uses. One such is in Semantic Scholar, a system developed by researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in Seattle, for the purpose of ferreting out the scientific papers most relevant to a particular problem. …

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WHO Director-General rescinds Mugabe appointment

The World Health Organisation has rescinded the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mr Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting on chronic diseases, attended by both …

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