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The News and Observer | June 2, 2023
AI Presents ‘Risk of Extinction’: Duke Professors Join 400 Experts in Open Letter
Featuring Marc Sommer
BME Professor Marc Sommer added his name to an open letter saying guarding against human extinction from AI should be a global priority like pandemics or nuclear war. “It sounds like science fiction, but it is something to be concerned about.”
CNBC | May 30, 2023
We Need to Regulate Biometric Technologies, Professor Says
Featuring Cynthia Rudin
ECE/CS Professor Cynthia Rudin says it’s not just artificial intelligence text generation that could lead to “massive privacy violations,” but also biometric technologies like facial recognition.
Physics World | May 30, 2023
New Type of Quasiparticle Emerges to Tame Quantum Computing Errors
Featuring Chris Monroe
ECE/Physics Professor Chris Monroe says a new result about quantum simulations is a pretty interesting confluence of science and sociology.
Nature | May 24, 2023
Quantum Computers: What Are They Good For?
Featuring Jungsang Kim
ECE Professor Jungsang Kim explains how his group is partnering with Hyundai to use quantum computers to make machine learning algorithms that recognize road signs much more efficient.
Materials Today | May 24, 2023
New Electrolyte Material Identifies as Both Solid and Liquid
Featuring Olivier Delaire
MEMS Professor Olivier Delaire has helped uncover the atomic mechanisms that make a class of compounds called argyrodites attractive candidates for both solid-state battery electrolytes and thermoelectric energy converters.
STAT | May 23, 2023
In Its First Tough Test, Crispr Epigenome Editing Cuts Cholesterol Levels in Monkeys
Featuring Charles Gersbach
Tune Therapeutics, a company spun out of the laboratory of BME Professor Charles Gersbach, has demonstrated that its CRISPR-based technology can modulate gene regulation in monkeys to cut LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, by more than 50%.
STAT | May 12, 2023
Proposed Rules to Protect Health Data in an Era of Abortion Bans Fall Short
Featuring Jessilyn Dunn
BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn joins DCRI and Duke Medicine faculty in an opinion piece that argues a draft from the Biden administration for a new rule that places new prohibitions on certain disclosures of personal health information that may be used to punish care seekers and care providers in the conduct of lawful health care falls short of its mark.
Spectrum News 1 | May 10, 2023
Technology of the Future Features Fully Recyclable Electronics
Featuring Aaron Franklin
ECE Professor Aaron Franklin's laboratory is testing fully recyclable electronics made of biodegradable and recyclable carbons that use only water in the production and recycling process.
Communications of the ACM | May 9, 2023
Featuring Helen Li
ECE Professor and Chair Helen Li is profiled in the Communications of the ACM.
KDBC/The National Desk | May 5, 2023
Artificial Intelligence, Part 4: What's Next For AI? To Regulate, Or Not To Regulate?
Featuring Cynthia Rudin