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Having a person speak a chatbot's answers changes people's perceptions of the AI.
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"Christianity isn’t a political party, dependent on crafting ideologies to suit the masses."
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A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
video  mathematics  cool  history 
Inbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000: A Unified Theory
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article  kindness  theatlantic  socialresearch  wisdom  marriage  culture  * 
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fiction  future  healthcare  technology  culture 
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article  editorial  worldview  culture  politics  iran  russia  turkey  us 
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article  advertising  technology  publishing  economics  editorial  mondaynote 
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Top 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.
article  editorial  economist  basicincome  economics 
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article  newrepublic  editorial  warondrugs 
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article  nytimes  flight  culture 
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