DNA has been storing vast amounts of biological information for billions of years. Researchers are working to harness DNA for archiving data. A new method uses light to simplify the process.
The age of 'artificial intimacy' is upon us. What does it mean for the way we love, have sex and build friendships?
Many other public bodies have flawed and outdated computer systems. How long before something else goes wrong?
The Federal Trade Commission is rattling its saber at the technology industry over growing public concern about biased AI algorithms. Can the agency back up its threats?
The traveling salesperson problem is so difficult that practical solutions can never be perfect – only good enough. The challenge is coming up with the best approximations.
An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Music recommendation algorithms are more likely to suggest music by male than female artists.
While AI is intended to help us, it tempts us to abandon judgment and moral responsibility. And without a proper understanding of how it works, we cannot circumvent its negative effects.
Search engines, like social media algorithms, get you to click on links by learning what other people click on. Enticing misinformation often comes out on top.
Google's shift to 'profiling' is being billed as a privacy boon – but it's also a strategic pivot.
Twitter has permanently suspended the account of the U.S. president, saying Donald Trump's tweets glorified the violence of the siege on the Capitol.
Understanding how cells grow under a variety of conditions is necessary for diagnosing disease and developing treatments in the future.
Shielding people based on their individual risk profile has been proposed by some experts.
As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
Despite the exams algorithm fiasco, UK government bodies are making positive uses of the technology.
More choice and greater information can allow parents to make more informed decisions.
Without transparency, algorithms will erode trust in government decision making.
Government algorithms threaten our right to hold politicians to account.