The Mount Agung volcano spews smoke, as seen from Karangasem, Bali.
Robots, like drones, are filtering the natural world through algorithms and turning the world into data.
Should we be afraid of robo-justice?
Automated tools could help encourage access to justice in areas such as divorce, owners corporation disputes and small value contracts.
Will marking algorithms really reward good writing?
High grades might be awarded to papers that show the structural features of highly persuasive writing -- papers that follow the “persuasion script”, so to speak.
Sport algorithms aren’t working for business.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
We need to build algorithms that act ethically.
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
Trust in me.
We prefer to go with our guts.
All those neurones: if only a machine could really think like a human.
Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
How can we ensure technology brings prosperity to us all?
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
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Expressing music into mathematical formulae can help us understand why some pieces and performances can send shivers down your spine.
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Interview with the scientist Claude Berrou, inventor of the turbocodes that protect the data of the connected objects. Today, he is exploring the neurosciences.
Image of a five-knot tori algorithmically.
Today algorithms are ubiquitous, yet often misunderstood. Rather than mysterious entities, they're closer to recipes, and the quality of the output depends on the input – in their case, data.
Methods stemming from decades of research on disordered materials are used to describe algorithmic phase transitions, and to design new algorithms in machine-learning problems.
Use of data-driven risk assessments in sentencing may be heard by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
With the right algorithm, scientists can detect how you feel through your Facebook posts.
Advertisers want to know how you feel online through a process known as sentiment analysis, but it still has its limitations.
A man was recently sent to prison for six years at least in part by the recommendation of a private company’s secret proprietary software.
How does bad data affect predictive policing algorithms?
Crime data reflect only what crimes are identified by the police – not all the crimes that occur. So decisions based on crime data are necessarily biased and incompletely informed.
Australians should be able to do more than just access and transfer their own consumer data.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
Facebook still needs humans after all.
Facebook wants to stop violent videos appearing in its feeds, but we must ensure human moderators don't suffer.