algorithms

AI Doing Art
AI Doing Art

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Yay, researchers trained an algorithm to turn your captions into (nightmarish) images.
Sarah Emerson
21 hours ago
deepfakes
deepfakes

There Is No Tech Solution to Deepfakes

Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only puts a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.
Samantha Cole
4 days ago
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
anthropunk
anthropunk

Amazon Wants You to Shop at Amazon as Long as You Follow the Rules It Doesn't Tell You About

Amazon has swallowed retail, and now has begun banning and threatening to ban what it deems to be problematic customers.
S.A. Applin
5.29.18
doomed
doomed

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.11.18
Opinion
Opinion

We Need Bug Bounties for Bad Algorithms

In the age of algorithmic decision-making, we need to incentivize algorithmic auditors to become our new immune system.
Amit Elazari Bar On
5.3.18
graph theory
graph theory

How to Hide Within a Social Network

New graph theory research offers good news for privacy advocates, bad news for the FBI.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
Algorithmic Bias
Algorithmic Bias

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
Roshan Abraham
12.19.17
algorithms
algorithms

Watch an Algorithm Turn Winter Into Summer in Any Video

Nvidia researchers developed a way to turn snowy roads into summer, and day into night.
Samantha Cole
12.5.17
algorithms
algorithms

Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun

The once-theoretical problem of "adversarial objects" just got real.
Samantha Cole
11.2.17
algorithms
algorithms

Copyright Law Makes Artificial Intelligence Bias Worse

But it could be used to help fix the problem too.
Louise Matsakis
10.31.17
"What Do You Do For a Living?"
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs
10.12.17