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Why stargazing beats GPS

The fear that technology is robbing humans of essential skills is causing a resurgence of skills training that goes back to manual tasks, like plotting one's way by looking at the stars.

Google's latest technology that analyses mammograms has outperformed radiologists in identifying breast cancer, in the latest development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

In AI, machines take over tasks requiring mental processing that are normally performed by humans.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Why stargazing beats GPS'. Print Edition | Subscribe