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What AI could tell us about language evolution

If you’ve ever read the work of William Shakespeare, you should be fairly familiar with the phenomenon of language change. Now, a recent study published in Cognition shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can help us better understand — and even predict — changes to a given language.

Pearson to Replace Problematic Language

After receiving a letter from an engineering student, publishing giant Pearson agreed to replace “master-slave” terminology in textbooks. The move signals progress in the...