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More incredible scientific advances

AI has been rapidly accelerating human capabilities so quickly that many people--sometimes myself included!--think we might be living in a computer simulation. It's dizzyingly fast and sometimes overwhelming, but also incredibly exciting, especially when you hear news like this. Scientists are using artificial intelligence to decipher the noises that babies make!

This is the fodder of comedic films come to life. Imagine a world where we can tell what babies (and even our pets) are thinking or saying by using a universal translator! If you look at the project, you'll see that it's definitely not perfect; neonatal nurses are used to "translate" the sounds made, which is relying completely on guesswork at this point, but who knows what researchers will be able to accomplish within the next few years?

Have you read any other cool or freaky science news this week? Share it in the chat!

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