0 Health & Fitness As Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could impact the Tampa Bay area. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from BayCare Health System: September 26, 2022 As Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge could impact the Tampa Bay area and other parts of Florida. While Ian’s exact path still remains unclear, it’s important that you stay prepared to protect yourself, your family, pets and your home. Below is some important information you should consider as the region braces for Hurricane Ian. Emergency and Shelter Information BayCare hospitals and outpatient facilities are not community shelters. To help us focus on patient care, we are unable to provide shelter to the general public before, during or after a storm. We encourage you to … [Read more...] about BayCare Health System: How To Prepare For Hurricane Ian
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Artificial intelligence has a racism problem. Look no further than the bots that go on racist rants , or the facial recognition tech that refuses to see Black people , or discriminatory HR bots that won’t hire people of color . It’s a pernicious issue plaguing the world of neural networks and machine learning that not only strengthens existing biases and racist thinking, but also worsens the effects of racist behavior towards communities of color everywhere. And when it’s coupled with the existing racism in the medical world , it can be a recipe for disaster. That’s what’s so concerning about a new study published in The Lancet last week by a team of researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School, which created an AI that could accurately identify a patient’s self-reported race based on medical images like X-rays alone. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, the researchers behind the model don’t know how it’s reaching its conclusions. “ Marzyeh Ghassemi, … [Read more...] about This Bot Can Accurately Predict Your Race Using an X-Ray. Scientists Have No Idea How It Works.
Fortified by warmer-than-average ocean temperatures and a vortex of high winds, Hurricane Ian struck Florida Wednesday with greater force than nearly any storm in recent memory, approaching Category 5 status as it barreled down on the state’s populous western coastline. “The hurricane is historic not only for its intensity, but also for the area it is covering,” said Chronicle staff meteorologist Gerry Díaz. “Florida’s west coast is usually spared the strongest impacts.” Ian was predicted to lash the Fort Myers and Tampa Bay metropolitan areas Wednesday afternoon, with flood waters expected to rise as high as 16 feet above sea level by the night’s end. A storm surge of that magnitude would displace thousands and could unleash historic property damage, Díaz said. “A rush of water that moves onto the coast and sits there for the duration of the storm,” Díaz said. “It is very intense.” Storm surges of 3 to 5 feet are typical during most hurricanes, Díaz said, meaning Ian’s … [Read more...] about Why Hurricane Ian will have ‘major repercussions’ in years to come
(Courtesy Desiree Fortin) NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! As any mother would agree, pregnancy can alter the body in more ways than one, and sometimes, those changes are permanent and conventionally unwanted. But for Desiree Fortin, of Encinitas, California, an unexpected comment caused a shift in perspective for the new mom of three. In late January, Fortin wrote a viral post on her blog about two strangers who congratulated her within a week on her nonexistent pregnancy. Fortin, 30, had given birth nearly a year and a half prior and had excess skin from carrying her triplets, but she neither lashed out nor corrected the strangers for their mistake. Rather, she began reflecting on her changed midsection and what it symbolized. “I felt self-conscious, but I also thought, ‘Do these hope wounds mean something to me?’” Fortin, 30, told Fox News. Online, Fortin has posted several photos of her “hope wounds” — the term she uses to … [Read more...] about Mom makes powerful statement by posting photo of triplet pregnancy scar
10 Community Corner NASA sends Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft on unmanned suicide mission testing ability to knock near-Earth objects off course. Beth Dalbey , Patch Staff Replies ACROSS AMERICA — A NASA spacecraft rammed into an asteroid the size of a five-story building Monday in a dress rehearsal for the day one that size menaces Earth. The $325 million mission took aim at Dimorphos, a harmless, 525-foot asteroid 7 million miles away, with the goal of altering its orbit. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, hit the asteroid at the blistering speed of 14,000 miles per hour. Telescopes from around the world captured the spectacle. Although NASA scientists know they hit their target, it will be days or weeks before it can be determined how much the asteroid’s path was changed. “Now is when the science starts,” said NASA’s Lori Glaze, planetary science division director. “Now we’re going … [Read more...] about NASA Crashes Spacecraft Into Asteroid The Size Of Building
With roosters crowing in the background as he speaks from the crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh that's been his home since 2017, Maung Sawyeddollah, 21, describes what happened when violent hate speech and disinformation targeting the Rohingya minority in Myanmar began to spread on Facebook. “We were good with most of the people there. But some very narrow minded and very nationalist types escalated hate against Rohingya on Facebook,” he said. “And the people who were good, in close communication with Rohingya. changed their mind against Rohingya and it turned to hate.” For years, Facebook, now called Meta Platforms Inc., pushed the narrative that it was a neutral platform in Myanmar that was misused by malicious people, and that despite its efforts to remove violent and hateful material, it unfortunately fell short. That narrative echoes its response to the role it has played in other conflicts around the world, whether the 2020 election in the U.S. or hate speech in India. … [Read more...] about Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre