algorithms

"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
algorithms

Physicists Designed a Quantum Graph Search Technique That Matches Google

Researchers describe a fast new way of exploring complex data structures.
Michael Byrne
10.12.17
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

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

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

MIT Researchers Offer Algorithm for Picking 'Winning' Startups

Their method beats top IRL venture capitalists.
Michael Byrne
6.29.17
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 Surveillance Is Class Warfare

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

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

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

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