Algorithms

D-wave 2000q Hands-on: Steep Learning Curve For Quantum Computing 

Enlarge / Algorithms, a complicated work in progress. (credit: Getty Images) Editor's note: I realize that I do not correctly calculate the Bragg transmission in either the classical or the quantum case, however, it is close enough to get an idea...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Facebook’s “meaningful Interaction” News Feed Change Is A Failure

Facebook’s engagement is through the roof, but it’s because we’re sharing stories that make us outraged like never before. A little more than a year ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced he was changing Facebook’s news feed...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg

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Ai Algorithms Are Now Shockingly Good At Doing Science

Whether probing the evolution of galaxies or discovering new chemical compounds, algorithms are detecting patterns no humans could have spotted.
Related topics: Space

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Researcher Warns: Algos Are "using And Even Controlling Us!"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, One researcher is warning everyone that  “we are setting ourselves up for technological domination.” Dionysios Demetis warned that algorithms are “using and even controlling” human beings. Humans...

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After New Zealand Massacre, Youtube's Algorithm Still Promotes Islamophobic Videos

The suspected shooter posted xenophobic YouTube videos online days before the attack.
Related topics: New Zealand, World Videos

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3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks To Watch In March

The artificial intelligence market is often cited as the next frontier for many tech companies, since AI algorithms can quickly crunch large amounts of data to automate decisions. However, AI is frequently tossed around as a buzzword, which makes it...

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Jpmorgan And Citigroup Just Closed Bond Desks For Smaller Trades In Favor Of Algorithms. It's...

Citi and JPMorgan in recent weeks closed down the teams on their corporate-bond trading desks that handle smaller sized bonds known as "odd lots."  The margins on trading these smaller bonds were too thin to substantiate specific teams dealing...
Related topics: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Citi

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Microsoft Open Sources Its Data Compression Algorithm

At the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit 2019, Microsoft yesterday announced that it is open sourcing Project Zipline, a data compression algorithm that offers up to 2X high compression ratios versus the commonly used Zlib-L4 64KB model....
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Microsoft Open Sources Its Data Compression Algorithm And Hardware For The Cloud

The amount of data that the big cloud computing providers now store is staggering, so it’s no surprise that most store all of this information as compressed data in some form or another — just like you used to zip your files back in the...
Related topics: Microsoft

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Ibm’s Latest Trick: Turning Noisy Quantum Bits Into Machine Learning Magic

IBM‘s figured out how to ignore noisy qubits and run machine learning algorithms in quantum feature spaces. Eureka-cadabra! The age of quantum algorithms is upon us. A team of IBM researchers created a pair of quantum classification algorithms and...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Qubits

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Researchers Use Algorithm From Netflix Challenge To Speed Up Biological Imaging

Researchers have repurposed an algorithm originally developed for Netflix's 2009 movie preference prediction competition to create a method for acquiring classical Raman spectroscopy images of biological tissues at unprecedented speeds. The advance...
Related topics: Netflix

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New Chrome Extension Aims To Make The Web Less Toxic

Jigsaw, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has released Tune, an experimental Chrome extension that lets users hide comments its algorithms identify as toxic. It is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and the Chrome OS. Tune builds on...
Related topics: Chrome, Google, Linux

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Eat Up! This Robot Is Built To Feed Dinner To People Who Can’t Feed Themselves

Engineers have developed a robot that can feed people dinner. Powered by an artificial intelligence algorithm, the system detects pieces of food on a plate, stabs them with a fork, and transports the morsels to a person’s mouth. The post Eat up!...
Related topics: Robots

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We Need An Algorithmic Bill Of Rights Before Algorithms Do Us Wrong

As corporations rapidly roll out advanced artificial intelligence, we need to develop strong safeguards capable of meeting the risks. Michael Kearns, a leading machine learning researcher, recently addressed a group of 60 esteemed scientists at the...

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Google’s Gboard Is About To Get A Lot Better At Speech Recognition

Google's Gboard is packed with features, including great ways to search for GIFs and images, and ways to make typing easier. Now, it's about to get even better due to Google bringing its speech-recognition algorithms into the phone. The post...
Related topics: Google

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Can Artificial Intelligence Solve The Mysteries Of Quantum Physics?

A new study has demonstrated mathematically that algorithms based on deep neural networks can be applied to better understand the world of quantum physics, as well.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Nypd Partners With A High-tech Detective: Algorithm Helps Spot Crime Patterns

The software transforms the hunt for patterns with the click of a button. It's much faster than the old method of analysts sifting through reports.        
Related topics: Police

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Ai Algorithms Could Allow Robots To Learn To Move Without Programming

Human babies are unique in the animal world in that they are born with no ability to care for themselves or walk. Other animal species have offspring that are ready to run with the herd within a very short time of being born. Animals like giraffe or...
Related topics: Robots

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The Dark Lesson Of A $24 Million Amazon Book

This is what happens when algorithms call the shots. I can still recall my surprise when a book by evolutionary biologist Peter Lawrence entitled The Making of a Fly came to be priced on Amazon at $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping). While my...
Related topics: Amazon

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People Want To Know About Algorithms—but Not Too Much

Let people look inside the black box of the algorithm, and their mistrust, hostility, and fear will gradually melt away. Right? Well, kinda.

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