New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
It might look like an unfinished piece but it's the work of artificial intelligence, the first artwork of its kind to be sold at auction.
An algorithm based on commuting patterns makes new 'Greater Glasgow' the biggest local authority in the UK.
If you check a website multiple times for a flight on a specific date, the seller might assume this is the only date you're interested in and increase the price on offer.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Automated portfolio-allocation software can provide financial planning services that meet clients' financial situations and future goals. But can it help investors make more rational decisions?
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
AI can definitely help us monitor floods and could perhaps even deliver more accurate early-warning messages in the near future.
The Achilles' heel of law technologies: training. Only 10% of such initiatives are aimed at law students, so how should this issue be managed to win the AI race?
As Google turns 20, a look at how the company has grown – and what the next two decades might bring for the company.
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
Four major consumer electronics manufacturers, including Philips and Pioneer, have been fined $170 million by the European Commission for anti competitive conduct.
It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.
New research has uncovered a previously unknown weakness in smart city systems: devices that trust each other. That could lead to some pretty terrible traffic, among other problems.
Facebook and Google already face a legal complaint in the wake of the new data protection law, but the most precious data still isn't covered.
By 2022, people in developed countries may see more fake news than accurate information. Artificial intelligence may be to blame – but could also help people sort out the truth from lies.
Big data and algorithmic applications could transform how our legal institutions work, but the digital revolution must keep the needs of judges, attorneys and especially citizens at its heart.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
The report of the mathematician and deputy of Essonne Cédric Villani renders his report on artificial intelligence today.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.