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Billy Steele
May 23, 2020
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A lab coat is seen on a chair at a workstation in the lab at Sorrento Therapeutics in San Diego, California on May 22, 2020. - Last Friday researchers announced that the antibody,ST1-1499, it had been developing proved to be  effective in blocking the COVID-19 virus in laboratory experiments. Sorrento Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that researches human therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, metabolic, and infectious diseases. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolution

Kai-Fu Lee, Wired

The coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it may also expedite the use of artificial intelligence in health care. Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee explains how the revolution has already begun, and how things like diagnosis, drug discovery and even robot delivery will progress due to current global health conditions.

The secret lives of perfect social distancers

Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic

Not everyone has the mental capacity to self-isolate for weeks during a pandemic. Some people are just lonely. Others choose to spend time with friends and family while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Either way, you’ll likely face backlash if you post about any of these activities on social media. So what’s the happy medium? “We’ll probably have to come out of digital hiding, unless we end up with an uncarriable pile of secrets 18 months from now,” Tiffany writes.

How to buy the best record player and stereo system for any budget

Marc Hogan, Pitchfork

If investing in a new stereo setup is something you’ve considered while staying home, this guide from Pitchfork is worth a read. It covers the basics and includes recommendations for turntables, cartridges, receivers/amplifiers, speakers and more.

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