This and That

Apple introduced a service allowing book publishers to use human-sounding A.I. narrators, which could displace hundreds of voice actors who make a living performing audiobooks. [NYT 4/29/23]

Over a few decades in the mid-19th century, more visitors reportedly paid the 25-cent admission fee to P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in Lower Manhattan than there were people in the United States. [NYT 4/30/23]

There are roughly 4.7 million long-term care workers in the U.S. – around 26 million. 650,000 work in residential care facilities, 470,000 work in nursing homes, and close to 1,000,000 work in other settings like hospitals.

An overwhelming majority of voters, 78%, are either current, past, or future family caregivers; that’s nearly 4 in 5 voters. More than 70% of voters across the political spectrum say they would be more likely to support a candidate who backed proposals to support family caregivers. [AARP 4/18/23 – 5/8/23]