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Smarter Than You Think – Computers Learn to Listen, and Some Talk Back – NYTimes.com

EverestuncensoredThe number of American doctors using speech software to record and transcribe accounts of patient visits and treatments has more than tripled in the past three years to 150,000. The progress is striking. A few years ago, supraspinatus (a rotator cuff muscle) got translated as “fish banana.” Today, the software transcribes all kinds of medical terminology letter perfect, doctors say. It has more trouble with other words and grammar, requiring wording changes in about one of every four sentences, doctors say.

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Warren Buffett’s son preaches values as wealth – Yahoo! News

“Entitlement is the worst thing ever and I see entitlement coming in many guises,” he said. “Anybody who acts like they deserve something ‘just because,’, is a disaster.” After studying at Stanford University, he moved to San Francisco and lived in a studio apartment with just enough room for his musical instruments. “I am my […]

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The Year in Style – Fashion Bloggers Horn In on Elle and Vogue – NYTimes.com

Her feet, in designer stockings, did not quite touch the ground.

Sure, magazines and newspapers have started their own blogs and tweets, but reading them, you often sense a generational disconnect, something like the queasy feeling of getting a “friend” request from your mother on Facebook. (From Glamour.com: “Dating Tips: Why It’s Important to Get That Number.”)