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11.12.2019
Alexa and Google Home Assistant are just a first step. Since voice is not enough on its own, scientists are working to create virtual beings that can communicate through gestures and facial...
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10.23.2019
Distrust of certain vaccines may reflect much broader problems, such as confidence in the French healthcare system. That is the view of the sociologist Jeremy Ward, who has looked at the reasons for...
Opinion
10.04.2019
The geographer Ludivine Eloy offers her interpretation of the intensifying fires in Amazonia, and identifies avenues for combatting the deforestation that is weakening the world’s largest forest.
Opinion
09.18.2019
In April 2019, the European Parliament passed new legislation providing greater protection for whistleblowers. What will be the concrete effects of this law called for by the UN and European civil...
Opinion
06.27.2019
Frédéric Épaud, a specialist on medieval frameworks, discusses the falsehoods that circulated after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame on April 15.
Opinion
05.14.2019
Artificial intelligence algorithms are often seen as "black boxes" whose rules remain inaccessible. We must therefore create a new scientific discipline to understand the behaviour of the...
Opinion
05.10.2019
Would an antimatter orange have fallen on Newton's head like an apple? Physicists have not provided a serious answer to this question, for lack of being able to test it.
Opinion
04.26.2019
The CNRS celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Throughout 2019, our chronicler Denis Guthleben will be recounting its history. This first episode takes us back to the inception of our...
Opinion
04.04.2019
The factor that unites both of these pathologies: memory. The recently-demonstrated ability to modify reactivated memories paves the way for potential new treatments. Pascale Gisquet-Verrier and...
Opinion
02.05.2019
It is now (almost) possible to be embodied in realistic fashion within a virtual body. Although this reality could pave the way for new therapies, it also raises certain questions. The computer...
Opinion
12.07.2018
Adopted on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year. How has the anti-human rights discourse become so prevalent today? Dominique Rousseau, director of the...