Algorithms

Major Russian Bank Accidently Offers Client To 'cry, Kill Jews' In Sms Advertisement

The bank explained that the mishap happened due to a "purely accidental" glitch in a fully automatic algorithm generating passphrases for special offers for clients. It has vowed to review how the mechanism works to avoid similar incidents in the...
Related topics: Banking

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Bringing Faster 3-d Imaging For Biomedical Researches

By combining a compressive sensing algorithm with a digital holographic microscope, Prof. Shih-Chi Chen of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his research...
Related topics: Microscopes

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Are Hiring Algorithms Fair? They're Too Opaque To Tell, Study Finds

New research raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them: How unbiased is the automated screening process? How are the algorithms built? And by whom, toward what end, and with what data?

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Nyc’s Algorithm Task Force Was ‘a Waste,’ Member Says

New York City has released its long-awaited report on government algorithms, but not everyone is happy with the result. “This is a sad precedent.” In 2017, the city passed a local law to national fanfare. The legislation, Local Law 49,...

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Nasa Applying Ai Technologies To Problems In Space Science

Could the same computer algorithms that teach autonomous cars to drive safely help identify nearby asteroids or discover life in the universe? NASA scientists are trying to figure that out by partnering with pioneers in artificial intelligence...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Asteroids, Scientific Discoveries

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Google Partners With Publishers To Bring Audio News Feeds To The Assistant - Cnet

The search giant will use its algorithms to tell you the news.
Related topics: Google

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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Can Learn The Laws Of Quantum Mechanics

Artificial intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. This innovative AI method could be used to speed-up the design of drug molecules or new materials.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Mit Is Teaching Self-driving Cars How To Psychoanalyze Humans On The Road

MIT has developed an algorithm which helps self-driving cars predict human drivers' personalities, deciding if they're selfless or selfish. Here's why they think it could help reduce accidents.

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The Apple Card Didn't 'see' Gender—and That's The Problem

The way its algorithm determines credit lines makes the risk of bias more acute.
Related topics: Apple, Credit Cards

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The Rise Of Tech Totalitarianism

The Rise Of Tech Totalitarianism Authored by James Kirkpatrick, The Wall Street Journal just published a shocking expose, How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results, [by Kirsten Grind, Sam Schechner,...
Related topics: Google

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Algorithm May Improve Brain-controlled Prostheses And Exoskeletons

A team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab has devised an algorithm that promises to vastly improve the simultaneous tracking of any number of magnets. This has significant implications for prostheses, augmented reality, robotics, and other...
Related topics: Robots

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Ai Could Transform How We Monitor The Structural Health Of Civil Infrastructure

Scientists have developed a new machine learning algorithm (AI) that could transform the way we monitor major infrastructure - such as dams and bridges.

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How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms And Changes Your Results, Bombshell Wsj Report

How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms And Changes Your Results, Bombshell WSJ Report Authored by Jerri-Lynn Scofield via NakedCapitalism.com, The WSJ published a comprehensive investigation Friday, How Google Interferes...
Related topics: Google

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Socially Aware Algorithms Are Ready To Help

Better coding, not just laws and regulations, is the solution for tech’s failure to address the needs of actual humans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Blockbuster Wsj Investigation: How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms And Changes Your...

WSJ publishes results documenting how Google tweaks its search algorithms and adjusts your search results, to privilege large over small, and muddled middle perspectives.
Related topics: Google

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"the Business Model Of Social Media Companies, Of Pure Advertising, Is Problematic. It Turns...

Said Jimmy Wales, quoted in "Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales launches Twitter and Facebook rival/Wikipedia co-founder says WT:Social is effort to combat ‘clickbait’" (Financial Times).While Facebook and Twitter’s algorithms ensure that the...
Related topics: Social Media, Wikipedia, Twitter (business), Facebook

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Bias-busting Algorithms: Can Ai Help Vcs Diversify Their Deals?

Studies show that gender bias in the venture capital (VC) industry hurts both female founders and has negative financial consequences for VC firms. Darden Professors Morela Hernandez and Roshni Raveendhran show how algorithm-aided, data-driven...

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Ai Is Changing Cybersecurity—but When It’s Biased, It’s Dangerous

Faulty algorithms, skewed data, and spotty collaboration can put your company’s security measures at risk. Here’s how to identify problems before disaster strikes. Biases exist everywhere. But it’s not easy to detect them in the...

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Going With The Floe: Sea Ice Movements Trace Dynamics Transforming The New Arctic

Scientists have used MODIS satellite imagery to understand long-term ocean movements from sea ice dynamics. The engineers used image-processing algorithms to remove clouds, sharpen details, and separate individual floes. Image analysis algorithms...
Related topics: Arctic, Satellites, Space

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A.i. Can Remove Distortions From Underwater Photos, Streamlining Ocean Research

Finding Nemo in your snorkeling pictures could be easier with this algorithm on hand. Sea-Thru is an A.I. program that removes the haze and color casts caused by taking photographs underwater.
Related topics: Science Photos

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