The State Prize this year was awarded to - among others - Alisa Freindlich, Jacques Chirac, Andrey Zaliznyak, and an unnamed physicist.
It seems to be one of the rare occasions where a linguist's contribution has been acknowledged, with the balance always being tilted towards hardcore science. Now the balance is promising to be restored, although hopefully not reversed.
Another issue here is that person whose identity could not be revealed because he works at some top secret institution or on top secret projects, or more likely - both.
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An experiment with echoing Echos - Henry Cooke (aka "prehensile" on GitHub) has hatched a fascinating techno-artistic experiment. He set up two Amazon Echos to talk back and forth, each repe...
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