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What if a chatbot comes across as a friend? What if a chatbot extended what could be perceived as intimate feelings for another? Could chatbots, if used maliciously, pose a real threat to society? Santu Karmaker, an assistant professor in computer science and software engineering in Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, took a deep dive into the subject.


The “sudden” failure of Silicon Valley Bank earlier this month is a stark example of untethered risk-taking without a formal and effective risk management framework in place, according to an Auburn University Harbert College of Business faculty member who states that the bank’s vulnerabilities for failure should have been flagged and remedied years earlier through straightforward risk management measures. 


Big health management changes are coming this summer for Alabama’s livestock producers. On June 11, the United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, will implement its directive, “Guidance for the Industry #263,” which states over-the-counter antibiotics used for livestock health will no longer be available without a prescription from a licensed veterinarian. This is being done to combat antimicrobial resistance within the industry.


With the arrival of spring break travel season, travelers should be aware of increasing cases of norovirus in Alabama and around the country. Infectious disease experts from the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Auburn University, including the Harrison College of Pharmacy’s Marilyn Bulloch, want to warn people and provide tips as they travel during this season.


An expert panel with the United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, recently recommended that Narcan, a brand of naloxone, be sold over the counter.