The Story of 'Teenage Dirtbag' by Wheatus
"Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus is often seen as capturing the quintessential American high school experience, but for its writer Brendan Brown, the song represents a fantasy adolescence that he never had due to a murder in his home town. And despite the origins of the song, it was overlooked by American audiences when it was released, but received a surprising reception overseas.
Will there be another pandemic in your lifetime?
Pandemics are often thought of as rare events, but in reality, disease outbreaks are quite common. In fact, the longest period without a documented outbreak in the past 400 years was just four years. This raises the question: what is the probability of experiencing another global pandemic in your lifetime? This article examines the likelihood of future pandemics and discusses the steps that can be taken to reduce their impact.
Filling the internet with AI-created images will harm future AIs
The performance of AI systems that generate images may suffer when they are trained using images that were previously created by other AI systems. This can be a problem given the increasing number of images generated by AI, and may lead to decreased performance of these systems.