Algorithms

Rethinking Spin Chemistry From A Quantum Perspective

Researchers at Osaka City University use quantum superposition states and Bayesian inference to create a quantum algorithm, easily executable on quantum computers, that accurately and directly calculates energy differences between the electronic...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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This Ai Can Explain How It Solves Rubik’s Cube—and That’s A Big Deal

Understanding how algorithms solve simple problems can help us tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges. The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has created computers that can drive cars, synthesize chemical compounds, fold proteins,...

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Stanford Scientist Can Tell If You're A Liberal Just By Looking At Your Face

Stanford Scientist Can Tell If You're A Liberal Just By Looking At Your Face Since the beginning of the 21st century, the surveillance state has utilized technology derived from Silicon Valley, such as facial recognition algorithms, to...
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Tiktok's Algorithms Knew I Was Bi Before I Did. I'm Not The Only One.

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet. Here's a shortlist of those who realized that I — a...

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How Algorithm-based Hiring Tools Can Increase Disability Discrimination

More employers are using algorithm-based hiring tools for remote candidates. But a new report shows that a reliance on these tools can exacerbate inequities. As businesses have embraced remote work, more and more jobs have become accessible to...

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Parler's Ceo Promises That When It Comes Back... It'll Moderate Content... With An Algorithm

Parler, Parler, Parler, Parler. Back in June of last year when Parler was getting lots of attention for being the new kid on the social media scene with a weird (and legally nonsensical) claim that it would only moderate "based on the 1st Amendment...
Related topics: Social Media

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Tetris Is No Longer Just A Game, But An Algorithm That Ensures Maximum Hotel Room Occupancy

To achieve full occupancy, hotels used to rely exclusively on experience, concentration and human abilities. Then came online booking, which made the reservation collection process faster, but did not solve the risk of turning down long stays...

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Feces And Algorithms: Artificial Intelligence To Map Our Intestinal Bacteria

The intestines and their bacteria are sometimes called our 'second brain', but studying these bacteria in their natural environment is difficult. Now researchers have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence to map intestinal bacteria...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Borrowing From Birds, Experts Reduce Search Times For Novel High-entropy Alloys To Seconds

Computational materials science experts have enhanced an algorithm that borrows its approach from the nesting habits of cuckoo birds, reducing the search time for new high-tech alloys from weeks to mere seconds.

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The Cancer Microbiome Reveals Which Bacteria Live In Tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs in both healthy and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Microbiome, Bacteria, Medical Research, Genetics

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How New York's Largest Hospital System Is Predicting Covid-19 Spikes

The machine-learning algorithm works by analyzing the online behavior of visitors to the Northwell Health website and comparing that data to future COVID-19 hospitalizations.The tool, which uses anonymized data, has so far predicted hospitalizations...

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An Algorithm Is Helping A Community Detect Lead Pipes

The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while incorporating more public input.

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Scientists Figured Out How To Stop Time Using Quantum Algorithms

Everyone’s always talking about traveling through time, but if you ask me the ultimate temporal vacation would be just to pause the clock for a bit. Who among us couldn’t use a five or six month break after 2020 before we commit to an entire new...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Macos Big Sur’s Battery Optimization: You Can’t Do Much To Tweak Laptop Settings

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple brought the first part of the existing iOS/iPadOS battery-charging optimization algorithm to Mac laptops with Thunderbolt 3 capability. Instead of always charging your laptop battery to 100 percent and then topping it...
Related topics: Laptops, Apple, Ios, Thunderbolt

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Privacy Pilfering Project Punished By Ftc Purge Penalty: Ai Upstart Told To Delete Data And...

Face-recognition biz hammered after harvesting people's pics, videos without permission A California-based facial recognition biz has been directed by the US Federal Trade Commission to delete the AI models and algorithms that it developed by...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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Containment Algorithms Won’t Stop Super-intelligent Ai, Scientists Warn

A team of computer scientists has used theoretical calculations to argue that algorithms could not control a super-intelligent AI. Their study addresses what Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom calls the control problem: how do we ensure...

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Ftc Settlement With Ever Orders Data And Ais Deleted After Facial Recognition Pivot

The maker of a defunct cloud photo storage app that pivoted to selling facial recognition services has been ordered to delete user data and any algorithms trained on it, under the terms of an FTC settlement. The regulator investigated complaints the...
Related topics: Tech Photos

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Alphabeats Changes Music Into Medicine To Relax Your Brain

By subtly manipulating your music, AlphaBeats' clever algorithm can train your brain to relax. The startup's CEO explains in an interview how the tech works.
Related topics: Startup

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Youtube Rival Rumble Is Suing Google For At Least $2 Billion, Saying The Search Giant Abuses Its...

Rumble has become popular with conservatives, who say they are suppressed by Big Tech. Business Insider Canadian video-sharing platform Rumble is suing Google over claims the tech giant is "unfairly rigging its search algorithm" to preference...
Related topics: Google, World Videos

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Lululab's Lumini Pm Is Smart Mirror That Offers Skincare Suggestions

Back in 2018, a startup called Lululab brought a device called the Lumini to CES. It was a system that used a multispectral camera to capture and analyze the features of your face. An AI-powered algorithm would then use that information to diagnose...
Related topics: Startup

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