On today’s podcast, Dan Novak and Ashley Thompson host the show, and Dan tells listeners what they will hear on the show.
01:00 Then, Dan Friedell has a story on today’s announcement of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Three U.S.-based scientists were honored for the discovery and development of quantum dots, a technology used in displays, TVs and LED lights. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized Moungi Bawendi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Louis Brus of Columbia University in New York, and Alexei Ekimov of Nanocrystals Technology.
05:33 Then Gena Bennett has a story about a training program in Pakistan helps Afghan women become financially independent. The program provides choices for women to learn skills. When they complete the program, many women begin their own business.
09:39 After that, Bryan Lynn has the Technology Report. Bryan reports on a new experiment that found that AI tools can greatly help worker performance. The research suggests AI tools like ChatGPT can improve worker productivity. But it found the performance dropped in tasks that AI was not good at.
16:37 That is followed by a discussion between Bryan and Dan on what the AI systems were good at and what they were not good at.
18:59 Finally, on Lesson of the Day, Jill Robbins and Andrew Smith talk about “good news and bad news” in Let’s Learn English. Then Dan and Ashley sign off.
Read the stories here on our website:
Three Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Quantum Dots Discovery
Training Program in Pakistan Helps Afghan Women
Study Finds AI Tools Help but also Hurt Worker Performance
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