Day: May 24, 2020

The haunting of Girlstown

The story of a strange outbreak at a Catholic school in Mexico in 2006. Girls reported pain in their legs, nausea, and fever. When the cases spread to hundreds of pupils, the government sent a psychiatrist specialised in adolescents experiencing psychosomatic illnesses to investigate. The story is currently being turned into a film.

Google Research

Google has created a compulsively addictive word game built on an AI trained on “billions of conversations from the internet”, with the goal of better predicting what words will come next in a conversation (for anyone feeling competitive the current Journal high score is just over 6000).