algorithms

algorithms
algorithms

How to Harness Data Science for Experimental Creative Writing

NYU professor Allison Parrish describes a new frontier in marrying textual analysis and poetry.
Michael Byrne
10.4.17
Rise of the Machines
Rise of the Machines

Modular Robot Self-Heals and Even Redesigns Itself for New Tasks

The thing before the thing before the thing before the Terminator.
Michael Byrne
9.12.17
computer science
computer science

200 Terabyte Proof Demonstrates the Potential of Brute-Force Math

Automated verification finds renewed potential for making algorithms safe.
Michael Byrne
7.30.17
machine learning
machine learning

MIT Researchers Offer Algorithm for Picking 'Winning' Startups

Their method beats top IRL venture capitalists.
Michael Byrne
6.29.17
The Written Word
The Written Word

This Algorithm Creates Its Own Alien Alphabets

The magic of mathematics makes a mysterious glyph that would make Tolkien or Klingon fans proud.
John Wenz
6.21.17
digital divide
digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
algorithms
algorithms

Machine Learning Will Save India's Cows from Bad Drivers

A road construction explosion in India is pitting heifers against highways.
Michael Byrne
4.8.17
the taking economy
the taking economy

It’s Time to Force Uber to Tell the Government How It Works

Experts say the potential for manipulation is rife in the gig economy.
Jordan Pearson
3.15.17
suicide prevention
suicide prevention

Facebook’s New Algorithm Combs Posts to Identify Potentially Suicidal Users

The site needs to strike a delicate balance between privacy and safety, but experts say it’s the right move.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.3.17
algorithms
algorithms

An Algorithm Is Replacing Bail Hearings in New Jersey

The state is trying to fix the biased bail system—but do reform efforts go far enough?
Sarah Kramer
2.23.17
Instagram
Instagram

Why 2016 Was the Year of the Algorithmic Timeline

2016 was the year that the likes of Instagram and Twitter decided they knew better than you what content you wanted to see in your feeds.
Roisin Kiberd
12.25.16
psychology
psychology

Neuroscientists Develop AI-Based Method for Hacking Fear

As it turns out, your fear of spiders looks a whole lot like my fear of spiders.
Michael Byrne
11.26.16