Edward Tian’s App Combats Misuse of ChatGPT

The useful, intelligent AI tool ChatGPT can answer questions, tell stories, compose emails and even write essays. While versatile, the machine-learning technology has opened up avenues for misuse and plagiarism, and drawn criticism for discouraging human writing. These drawbacks spurred Edward Tian, a 22-year-old college student at Princeton University, to create GPTZero, an app built from GitHub Co-Pilot that scans text to determine whether another …

Flighty Makes Air Travel Less Stressful

This app provides super-fast notifications and an abundance of information

Ideal for frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts alike, Flighty launched a few years ago and we’ve been using it ever since to prepare for and navigate our travels. The app is free to download and to use in order to track basic flight information, but there’s much more—from inbound flight-tracking to taxi wait times at airports. Their delay predictions are especially thorough, as they automatically …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pulling water from the air, sending art to the moon, raising funds for people in Ukraine and more

New Low-Cost Material Can Pull Buckets of Drinking Water from the Air Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin developed a low-cost gel film that can pull multiple liters of drinking water from the air—even in arid conditions—and release it easily. The material is made up of two common and inexpensive ingredients: konjac gum and cellulose. The gum’s porous structure attracts water from the …