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Fear Is the Key to Convincing Residents to Evacuate before a Storm

Emergency officials have long pondered how to convince the public to follow evacuation orders. Now they have an answer. Use fear. Bombard the public with images of blazing wildfires and crashing waves. Warn that people who stay home will have no electricity, water or emergency rescue. Remind everyone of the most recent disaster to hit…

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This AI Can Generate Convincing Text—and Anyone Can Use It

Some of the most dazzling recent advances in artificial intelligence have come thanks to resources only available at big tech companies, where thousands of powerful computers and terabytes of data can be as copious as free granola bars and nap pods.A new project aims to show this needn’t be the case, by cobbling together the…