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By Chris Stokel-Walker Online teaching can be difficult without feedbackNathan Stirk/Getty Images Microsoft has developed an artificial intelligence for its Teams videoconferencing software that aims to put people presenting a remote talk more at ease by highlighting the most positive audience reactions. The AI, named AffectiveSpotlight, identifies participants’ faces and uses a neural network to […]
By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A COVID-19 Temporary Restrictions sign seen in Old Compton Street, London. Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 6pm on 30 June England “on line to […]
By Adam Vaughan COP26 will be full of big names Alamy The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, starting 31 October, has been billed as a “turning point for humanity“, as the world wrestles to get climate change under control. Some big names will be in attendance at the two-week summit, and New Scientist has […]