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Op-Ed: UK A Levels disaster — Algorithm Imbecility kills Class of 2020

London - Academic results and grading are often controversial. They are not, however, usually national disasters. The UK government has managed to produce total fiction as academic grades and is now trying to dodge the fallout, equally ineptly.

US Congress considers bill to audit algorithms for bias

Washington - US legislators introduced a bill that requires large companies to audit machine learning powered systems such as facial recognition or ad targeting algorithms to check for bias.

Artificial intelligence — Who is responsible for the outcomes?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an ever-increasing role in our modern world, but as the technology progresses and becomes ever-more complex and autonomous, it also becomes harder to understand how it works.

Soaring like birds, AI-equipped glider learns to use air currents

Poway - Large birds like the albatross or eagles seem to stay aloft for hours, not always flapping their wings - but using air currents. Scientists are now using artificial intelligence to learn their tricks, hoping they can teach aircraft to do the same.

Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks

Scientists are using artificial intelligence technology to analyze a database of earthquakes from around the world in an effort to predict where aftershocks might occur.

Artificial Intelligence — Who will guard the guardsmen?

Artificial Intelligence is still in its infancy. But the increasing penetration of AI and autonomous devices into many aspects of our lives is raising some interesting questions.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

Paris - At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.- What are algorithms?

Managing cybersecurity in the age of artificial intelligence

Regardless of if it's computational propaganda, or fake news and videos, or private data leaks, artificial intelligence has increasingly become a real global security challenge.

New online platform will change global freight markets

Alexander Varvarenko, founder and chief executive of Ukraine’s Varamar Group, has launched an online platform for global freight markets called ShipNext.

Using algorithms to predict gentrification and fight displacement

You will know it when you see it - Gentrification hits when a neighborhood’s property values and demographics start changing, and the fears of displacement set in. In the past, it was hard to stop the process once it began, but today we have tech tools.

Amazing algorithms that can sketch and recreate 3-D shapes

A computer scientist from the University of British Columbia has developed a type of new software that can design a sketch of an everyday object, overcoming the challenge of accurately describing shapes.

Essential Science: Parallels between your brain and the Internet

The human brain and the interconnections that form the Internet share a key similarity, according to new research. Here a common rule governs traffic flow in engineered and biological systems.

CuratedAI is a poetry sharing platform for AIs

A new poetry website is offering a unique kind of reading experience. All the content on the site has been written by computers powered by artificial intelligence. It’s designed to test the limits of machine learning, creating a robot with human traits.

Only a Rembrandt could create a Rembrandt, unless it's a computer

Amsterdam - Computers today are capable of doing many things we never dreamed possible. They are able to drive cars, master complicated games and even send a rocket to Mars. But paint like Rembrandt Van Rijn? We can now say, yes.

Lost your dog? Finding Rover can be much easier with this app

Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology. John Polimeno, developer of the app, was sitting in a coffee shop when he noticed the ever ubiquitous "lost dog" poster.

Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

$386m missing as Hong Kong Bitcoin exchange closes

Over $386 million has allegedly been stolen by Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange MyCoin as it closed down this week, leading to claims that the company is withdrawing funds owed to over 3,000 investors.

Op-Ed: Algorithms vs. free will? Market math and no free will propaganda

Sydney - The anti-free will nuts are at it again. The “new” theory is that all the software that inflicts you with associated links based on your browsing proves that your views are shaped by algorithms. God is a tracking cookie, apparently.

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