Algorithms

Research Shows Gmail’s Auto Email Categorization Is A Hot Mess For Political Campaigns

For years now, Google has been using an algorithm to automatically sort through the influx of Gmail emails and categorize them according to their purpose. Google can tell emails apart. That's why some of them go to spam, some of them are identified...
Related topics: Google, Spam

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Wearable Sensor Predicts Worsening Heart Failure

]]>(MedPage Today) -- A wearable multisensor patch detected signals of patients' heart failure (HF) exacerbations days before hospital readmission, according to the LINK-HF study. Continuous 24-hour monitoring analyzed by a machine learning...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Algorithm Inspired By Slime Mold Foraging

Nature has provided a great deal of inspiration for computer scientists developing search algorithms and ways to solve complicated problems with as little computing power as possible. Ant colonies, beehives, bat hunting, and now slime mold foraging...

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Gmail Got An Awesome New Feature You Might Never Notice, But You’ll Love Anyway

Gmail just got an awesome new security feature that we’ll probably never see at work and one that we should have had for years. However, it may have not been possible before, as this feature relies on deep learning algorithms to enhance user...
Related topics: Gmail

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3 Questions: Ron Rivest On Trusting Electronic Voting Systems

Ron Rivest is an MIT Institute Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He’s an authority on algorithms and an inventor of the RSA public-key cryptosystem, one of the most widely used algorithms to securely...

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Scientists Develop Algorithm For Researching Evolutionary History Of Species With Whole-genome...

An international team of scientists from ITMO University and George Washington University (U.S.) created an algorithm for studying the evolutionary history of species with whole-genome duplications, chiefly yeast and plants.
Related topics: Genetics

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'i Give Fusion Power A Higher Chance Of Succeeding Than Quantum Computing' Says The R In The Rsa...

Expert panel sesh turns heated on infosec conference's opening day RSA  As they do every year, the names behind the RSA crypto-system took the stage in San Francisco for the RSA Conference's crypto panel, sharing their thoughts on the pressing...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Artificial Intelligence Finds Compound That Can Destroy Superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ are a growing concern, spurring efforts to develop new types of treatments that can eradicate these bacteria. Here to help is a machine-learning algorithm developed by researchers with MIT; it identified...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Bacteria, Medical Research

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How To Reduce Bias In Ai? Selective Amnesia

Imagine if the next time you apply for a loan, a computer algorithm determines you need to pay a higher rate based primarily on your race, gender or zip code. Now, imagine it was possible to train an AI deep learning model to analyze that...

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Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions, Traffic Jams

Researchers have developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee and validated it on a swarm of 100 autonomous robots in the lab.
Related topics: Robots

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How Earthquakes Deform Gravity

Researchers have developed an algorithm that for the first time can describe a gravitational signal caused by earthquakes with high accuracy. Tests with data from the 2011 earthquake near Fukushima show that the procedure could help to improve...
Related topics: Earthquakes

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Computation In Service Of Poetry

An algorithm calculates powers of 2 from a classical Sanskrit math text -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Mathematics

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Algorithm Targets Marijuana Convictions Eligible To Be Cleared

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with program director Alia Toran-Burrell of Code for America about clearing the records of thousands of people's marijuana convictions in California.

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Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Does Digital Socialism Have A Future?

No, not a good future, according to Jesús Fernández-Villaverde: Can artificial intelligence, in particular, machine learning algorithms, replace the idea of simple rules, such as first possession and voluntary exchange in free markets, as a...

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Coding For Uncertainty Increases Security

Researchers develop algorithm to protect against poaching and other “green” security challenges Right now, drones are flying over wildlife parks in South Africa, equipped with thermal infrared cameras and smart automatic detection...
Related topics: Drones

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At 25, Craigslist Is A Survivor Of The More Democratic Web We Lost

Over its first quarter-century, the person-to-person commerce site has barely changed. It still works. And maybe the rest of the internet can learn from it. Fake news. Online surveillance. Phishing scams. Biased algorithms.Read Full Story
Related topics: Craigslist

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Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Exploring A Genome's 3-d Organization Through A Social Network Lens

Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins are interconnected into communities within the cell nucleus.
Related topics: Genetics, Social Media, Facebook, DNA, Proteins

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Computers Scour Satellite Imagery To Unveil Madagascar's Mysteries

Scientists may be a step closer to solving some of anthropology's biggest mysteries thanks to a machine learning algorithm that can scour through remote sensing data, such as satellite imagery, looking for signs of human settlements, according to an...

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