Four short links: 14 July 2020
Misinfo, Datalog in Clojure, WASM on Arduino, and Mobile Manipulators
- Neutralizing Misinformation through Inoculation — We found that false-balance media coverage (giving contrarian views equal voice with climate scientists) lowered perceived consensus overall[..]. Likewise, misinformation that confuses people about the level of scientific agreement […] had a polarizing effect […]. However, we found that inoculating messages that (1) explain the flawed argumentation technique used in the misinformation or that (2) highlight the scientific consensus on climate change were effective in neutralizing those adverse effects of misinformation.
- Datascript — An immutable in-memory database and Datalog query engine in Clojure and ClojureScript. Datalog fascinates me — a declarative query language that’s a subset of Prolog.
- Mobile Manipulators — (IEEE Spectrum) Stretch has been relentlessly optimized to be the absolutely minimum robot to do mobile manipulation in a home or workplace environment.