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New algorithm allows for potential 'brain-reading'

Rio De Janeiro - A new algorithm paves the way for potential 'brain-reading'. This is through machine learning technology which can identify musical pieces from fMRI scans of the listener.

Algorithm helps fight infection spread

Many global health authorities are fighting against the spread of infectious diseases thanks to computer software. A new algorithm has been devised to address the issue of non-diagnosed diseases.

Scientists create AI system to detect and locate earthquakes

The state of Oklahoma has seen a rise in the number of earthquakes, many of them believed to be caused by the fracking boom. Before 2009, earthquakes above magnitude 3.0 in the state went from fewer than three a year to as many as 903 in 2015.

Algorithm repairs corrupted digital images

Bethesda - University of Maryland researchers have devised a technique exploits the power of artificial neural networks to tackle multiple types of flaws and degradations in a single image in one go.

New algorithm speeds up 3D printing two-fold

Detroit - An algorithm has been developed with enables 3D printers to work at twice the current speed. This is without sacrificing the quality of the end-product.

The Grover algorithm: Fine tuning for quantum computing

Another step along the path towards quantum computers has been completed. This is a database search mechanism. The system has recently been tested for future quantum computers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Is it a ship or iceberg — Can you decide from space?

The Centre for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering (C-CORE) and Norwegian energy company Statoil have launched a competition to find a more effective method of spotting icebergs that pose a risk to ships and infrastructure.

Google 'Optometrist Algorithm' brings us closer to fusion power

Nuclear fusion, considered the holy grail of limitless energy production, may have moved a big step closer to becoming reality, thanks to a new computer algorithm.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

Algorithms: the managers of our digital lives

Paris - Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour.

Play Store saves your data by cutting app update file sizes

Google has developed a method of compressing app downloads made through its Play Store that will heavily reduce the size of app updates. The new algorithm saves you data and speeds up downloads by compressing new content in patches.

Facebook to emphasise friends above pages, harming publishers

Facebook has announced it is changing the algorithm used for News Feed posts once again, this time to place your friends' status updates above those of publishers and groups. It said it wants to make Facebook a more personal place, emphasising closeness.

Twitter launches algorithmic timeline — Despite denying it exists

Twitter has begun to roll out a new version of its timeline that displays tweets algorithmically instead of in the traditional reverse-chronological order. The feature will be disabled by default, to the relief of many vexed users.

Astrophysisist Rashied Amini can help people find love Special

The former NASA employee has lent his expertise to Nanaya, an app that can determine whether or not a person will find true love based on science and probability. Digital Journal found out more.

Rise of the robotic journalist: Welcome to the future Special

For reporters on the business or sports beat, some stories can be boring, monotonous, and stressful all at once. The stories can seem rather…robotic. As well they might, because some stories are being written by robots.

'Majority' of Google searches now processed by 'RankBrain' AI

Google has revealed it uses an artificial intelligence system to process a large majority of searches made through its website. Known as 'RankBrain', the AI helps with ambiguous questions never answered before.

Computer algorithm can create a masterpiece in one hour

There is now a computer algorithm that can recreate a Van Gogh or Picasso painting in just 60 minutes. The algorithm has been developed by German computer programmers.

MIT's new camera sensor could erradicate photo overexposure

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a new way of capturing light with camera sensors that could put an end to overexposure in photos without having to enable HDR or alter the shot in post-processing.

Spotify will now make you a new playlist to try every Monday

Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.

Google Photos mistakes African Americans for 'gorillas'

Google has had to issue an apology after the automated image recognition system in its new Photos app misidentified African Americans in photos, erroneously creating an album called "Gorillas" in a user's image collection.

Facebook's facial recognition can recognise you without your face

Facebook's facial recognition has become so accurate that it is now able to identify you in a photo even if you have your back to the camera. The system is not available on Facebook's public site but should be coming soon for any photo that you upload.

Computer solves 120-year-old mystery of worms in three days

A computer has solved a mystery that has been puzzling scientists for over 120 years in just three days. Using complex predictive simulation software, the system managed to explain how sliced-up worms turn into independent organisms.

Google algorithm glitch means repairman ranks higher than itself

Observant Internet users have noticed that an Egyptian electrician has inexplicably managed to appear at the top of the search results page when typing "Google" into Google. The interesting part is that nobody knows how.

New algorithm advances 3D printing

Burnaby - Professor Richard Zhang, of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, has developed a new algorithm for 3D printing. To demonstrate this, with seasonal flair, he has produced some remarkable Christmas trees.

Google algorithm update coming this week or early next week

Google's Matt Cutts, head of search spam, announced that new updates with Google's Penguin and Panda algorithms. The updates are likely going to take place this Friday (March 15) or Monday of next week (March 18).

World's 'luckiest woman' has won lottery four times

Bishop - Joan Ginther has been labeled the luckiest woman in the world after winning the Texas lottery on four separate occasions, winning more than $20 million. Skeptics are questioning whether lady luck is shining down upon her or if she is gaming the system.

Op-Ed: World ends - Google algorithm changes

Those who’ve seen the mindless management science of page rankings will get a laugh out of this. Google made a minor alteration to their algorithm for searches. The Adsense addicts were not thrilled. Classic case of “pay per cluck”.

Google looks to its algorithm magic to fill jobs

"Google has always wanted to hire people with straight-A report cards and double 800s on their SATs. Now, like an Ivy League school, it is starting to look for more well-rounded candidates, like those who have published books or started their own clubs."

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