Computer algorithms can involve complicated math, but the concept of an algorithm is simple.
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A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Text generators like GPT-3 can produce remarkably convincing writing, but they can’t do away with human supervision just yet.
A-level students protest the use of algorithms to determine their grades.
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Problems in the underlying data mean we can’t leave algorithms to decide things on their own.
Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.
Artificial systems use reams of data to get a better profiles of individuals.
Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.
AI can help doctors tackle new problems.
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Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
Artificial intelligence can do what humans can’t – connect the dots across the majority of coronavirus research.
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The scientific community is churning out vast quantities of research about the coronavirus pandemic – far too much for researchers to absorb. An AI system aims to do the heavy lifting for them.
There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web.
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Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion of a more monolithic web, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
Job ads are 12% lower than expected this year.
LiDAR helps an autonomous vehicle ‘visualize’ what’s around it.
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Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They’re vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into ‘seeing’ things that aren’t there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.
Connecting the dots.
Machine learning technology was first to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus. Its success illustrates how AI is boosting epidemiology.
We created a reading-machine that finds poetry hidden in plain sight in popular books. In doing so, we are exploring Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and reading in a digitised world.
Social media platforms are increasingly offering mental health support tools to users. The jury is still out on whether it will do any good
Going for a run… with big data.
The use of online health platforms is on the rise, allowing us to track and share our personal data. While such platforms have promise, significant scientific, ethical and privacy questions remains.
Automated algorithms – not humans – are increasingly making decisions about who’s eligible for welfare benefits.
States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs – despite little evidence of actual fraud.
Understanding how the computations in the brain go wrong could help scientists develop treatments for neurological disorders.
The knowledge produced in designing and developing artificial neural networks may provide new insights into how our brains work.
Wonders of the world.
Machines mostly innovate on narrow dataset, which limits their creativity.
Advancements in data analytics can prevent food wastage and save farmers from significant losses along the fresh produce value chain.
Traditional companies need to embrace high-quality data gathering to avoid being left behind by the next industrial revolution.
When algorithms make decisions with real-world consequences, they need to be fair.
A machine learning expert predicts a new balance between human and machine intelligence is on the horizon. For that to be good news, researchers need to figure out how to design algorithms that are fair.