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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
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Needs to Fix Its Censorship Double Standards

As Facebook admits its algorithmic downfalls, hate speech still grows.
Ben Sullivan
10.24.16
machines
machines

Computer Scientist Publishes Manifesto for Expressive Algorithmic Music

A new five-year research project aims to understand how humans compute music.
Michael Byrne
10.9.16
short circuit
short circuit

How One Visual Search Startup Plans to One-Up TinEye

Early tests with Clarifai's visual search show promise compared to better known tools like TinEye and Google Image Search.
David Bixenspan
10.3.16