Algorithms

Algorithms Can Be Pretty Crude Toward Women

My friend Michael Harris, a fellow mathematician and author, recently sent me his psychological profile as compiled by Apply Magic Sauce, an algorithm operated by the Cambridge University Psychometrics Centre. This is a cousin of an algorithm that profiles people via access to their Facebook …

Gender

Music Hackspace announces new location and 2017 programme

Music Hackspace has announced it has moved location from Bethnal Green to become resident within the artist community at Somerset House Studios in …

Makerspaces

Will AI Create as Many Jobs as It Eliminates?

A new global study finds several new categories of human jobs emerging, requiring skills and training that will take many companies by surprise.<p>The …

Machine Learning

[Premiere] Algorithmic Filmmaking Experiment Creates a New Music Video Every Time You Play It - Creators

In the world of the internet, 60 seconds is a long time. On YouTube alone there are hundreds of hours of video uploaded every minute. A new "experiment in algorithmic filmmaking" taps into these vast swaths of video content, and turns them into an ever-changing music video for Manchester band …

Music

I’m an MIT professor who used math to help treat diabetes

When people ask me why I, an applied mathematician, study diabetes, I tell them that I am motivated for both scientific and human reasons.<p>Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. My grandfather died of complications related to the condition. My mother was diagnosed with the disease when I was 10 years …

Diabetes

The one thing Instagram bloggers are doing to beat the algorithm

Is this the answer to increased engagement?<p>When Instagram introduced a new algorithm last July, people were <i>pissed</i>. Users were complaining about the lack of new content on their feed, photos they *actually* wanted to see not appearing on their timelines and, arguably the most important bit, a big …

Instagram

LinkedIn Adds "Trending" Topics Feed

• Re/code, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:20 PM<p>Following Facebook’s lead, LinkedIn just added a “Trending” topics feed. With it, “Users can find a …

Facebook

Lip-reading program more accurate than humans could help hearing-impaired

Technology might also improve speech recognition and ultimately Siri, Alexa or Google Now<p>Lip-reading is a notoriously tricky task. But researchers at …

Artificial Intelligence

Sequential Programming Considered Harmful?

<b>Over 350 computer science students</b> take Russ Miller’s Discrete Structures course every fall semester. About 90 percent are freshmen. By week five, …

Education

Guest post: the age of algorithms

Artie has kindly allowed me to post his thoughtful email to me regarding my NYU conversation with Julia Angwin last month.<i>This is a guest post by</i> …

Programming

Breaking The Algorithm

Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer.<p>But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated …

Social Media

AI Commerce Is The Future Of Ecommerce Business

Artificial Intelligence touches many facets of our daily lives. It is changing the way our world communicates as well as changing the way we shop. …

eCommerce

Zocdoc’s new AI-powered search knows what you mean when you search ‘hemroids’

Why it matters to you<p>Medical jargon can be intimidating. That's why Zocdoc has engineered a system that makes sense of it.<p>It’s not easy finding a new …

Machine Learning

The Unlikely Way Algorithmic Design Could Transform Suburbia | Co.Design

Design

Algorithms run your life, but you know almost nothing about how they work

Your life is dominated by algorithms and you know next-to-nothing about how they work or what consequences they have.With Facebook's news feed …

Machine Learning

AI Can Now Identify Racist Code Words on Social Media - Motherboard

Racists are locked in a linguistic arms race with software designed to trawl the web and pick out hateful keywords.<p>When Alphabet imprint Jigsaw released an algorithm last year to pick out known slurs and other hateful messages online, racists responded with a campaign that replaced racial epithets …

Technology

Machine Learning, NLP Help with Physician Skill Benchmarking

March 20, 2017 - Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) tools may be able to aid and improve the process of benchmarking the …

Machine Learning

New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma

Like a potter shaping clay as it spins on a wheel, physicists use magnetic fields and powerful particle beams to control and shape the plasma as it …

Physics

The future is algorithms, not code

The current ‘big data’ era is not new. There have been other periods in human civilisation where we have been overwhelmed by data. By looking at …

Machine Learning

Google shrinks JPEGs by 35% with Guetzli algorithm

Google is shrinking JPEG image files by 35% to help boost online page load times.Google researchers have developed an algorithm dubbed Guetzli — …

Web Development

Researchers are using Darwin’s theories to evolve AI, so only the strongest algorithms survive

Modern artificial intelligence is built to mimic nature—the field’s main pursuit is replicating in a computer the same decision-making prowess that humankind creates biologically.<p>For the better part of three decades, most of AI’s brain-inspired development has surrounded “neural networks,” a term …

Machine Learning

Take A Look At How An Algorithm And Artificial Intelligence Are Evolving Machine Communications

Scientists say human language developed around 50,000 years ago.<p>Looking at machine language, you can go back to the mid-1800s to the daughter of the poet, Lord Bryon. Ada Lovelace, the Countess of Lovelace, was a mathematician known for her work on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine. She’s …

Artificial Intelligence

I Am A Number. Am I Prime?

On the search for an efficient algorithm to tell if a number is prime.

Bachelor's Degree

The hidden human labour behind search engine algorithms

Everybody knows that search engines use algorithms, but few know how these work and who builds them. Paško Bilić, Research Associate at the Institute …

Google

Is Evolution Yielding to Newer "Algorithmic Forces"?

1. “The 21st century will be dominated by algorithms,” says Yuval Harari. That makes “‘algorithm’ arguably the single most important concept in our …

Evolution

How Your Personality Shifts When You Start Dating Someone - Tonic

Much has been written about Donald Trump's enthusiasm for Twitter, a category of analysis now basically its own genre. Mostly we focus on what his tweets tell us about his impulse control, or what they tell us about his disregard for the truth, or what they tell us about actual developments in …

Social Media

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Fred Update Analyzed, Google Targets Fake & Hateful Content & Google Home Ads

This week in search, I dug deeper into the Google Fred update and discovered it targeted low value sites monetized via ads, affiliates and lead …

Google

Five news aggregator apps to watch out for

<b>In the world of tech, disruption is always just around the corner.</b><p>For the publishing industry, 2016 saw the rise of news aggregators – …

Machine Learning

Algorithm automatically searches for a child's most probable parents and generates family trees

Aalto University doctoral student Eric Malmi has developed a family tree algorithm called AncestryAI. The algorithm looks for links between 5 million …

Programming

Google launches new effort to flag upsetting or offensive content in search

Using data from human "quality raters," Google hopes to teach its algorithms how to better spot offensive and often factually incorrect …

Google