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Facebook Used A Rape Threat To Advertise Instagram: Here's How That Happened

Facebook accidentally used an image of a rape threat to advertise Instagram. The horrible mistake is the result of depending too much on algorithms, and digs an ever deeper hole for the social network amid its recent gaffes.

Internet September 22, 2017

NASA Offers $15,000 Prize To Anyone Who Can Improve Performance Of Its Fluid Dynamics Software

NASA issues a challenge to speed up its supercomputer by 10 to 10,000 times its current speed. Qualified contestants can win up to $15,000 If successful.

Feature | Science May 5, 2017

Rice University Engineering Students Develop An Algorithm That Effectively Predicts And Prevents Seizures

A team of engineering students have designed an algorithm that is very good at predicting and stopping seizures in real time. The project could be a product in the next seven years.

Public Health April 29, 2017

App Store Changes In Top Grossing Charts Points To Bug Or New Algorithm That Favors Paid Apps

Either a bug or a testing of a new algorithm over the weekend resulted in the App Store’s Top Grossing chart to see the rise of paid apps and decline of subscription apps.

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Planning Algorithms Add Human Intuition, Get Performance Boost

Planning algorithms are on a level all their own when it comes to solving problems but MIT researchers have discovered that there’s still room for improvement when human intuition is added to the equation.

Robotics February 9, 2017

Researchers Use Google, Netflix Algorithm To Determine Stability In Distant Planetary Systems

New research employed a machine learning algorithm in order to analyze the stability of planetary systems. The new method is much faster and efficient than the previous ones.

Space December 4, 2016

Facebook Trending 9/11 Topic Dropped After A Hoax Story Was Promoted

Facebook took down a 9/11 topic from Trending Topics after an article talking about a 9/11 conspiracy theory surfaced as the leading link. Trending Topics' algorithm that replaced humans receives a lot of heat due to the incident.

Internet September 10, 2016

Here's Why Facebook Fired The Team Behind Trending Topics: It's Another Case Of Human vs Machine Intelligence

Facebook has fired the editorial team responsible for Trending Topics. The service, as always, will rely on a computer algorithm to vet the topics.

Feature | Tech August 27, 2016

This Machine Uses Your Instagram Photos To Diagnose Depression, Other Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can identify depression by analyzing Instagram photos. The system can be used for early and effective depression diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 20, 2016

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update: Bad News For Media Publishers?

Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm yet again to show posts from family and friends more frequently than those from Pages. The update could mean bad news for publishers.

Internet June 29, 2016

Machine Learns To Predict Human Behavior By Watching TV, YouTube

Humans can easily anticipate the next actions in a TV show or clip, but artificial intelligence systems can't. So what's the best way for them to learn? By binge-watching videos, of course.

Robotics June 23, 2016

Instagram Outs New Algorithm: Now See The Posts You Care About Most

Instagram announced on Thursday it will now start rolling out its new algorithm-based timeline that puts the posts users care about the most first.

Apps/Software June 4, 2016

How Difficult Can One Level In Super Mario Bros. Be?

'Super Mario Bros.' can be extremely hard. Researchers were able to prove this by creating a level with PSPACE-hard algorithms into the game in hopes of encouraging more students to take interest in mathematics.

June 2, 2016

The Art Of 'No Man's Sky': Breathtaking Scenes And The Magic Of Algorithms [Video]

‘No Man’s Sky’ is scheduled to roll out in a few months, and developers took the time to release another breathtaking video. In it, Hello Games explains how artistic algorithms are deployed to make the game’s Universe vast and unique.

Video Games April 23, 2016

Instagram Users Are Flipping Out With 'Turn On Notifications' Posts, But Instagram Is Not Yet Changing Your Feed

Instagram is being flooded with "turn on notifications" posts as accounts prepare for the planned change on how user feeds work for the service. Some posts say that the changes are coming as soon as tomorrow, which is untrue, according to Instagram.

Apps/Software March 29, 2016

Twitter's Algorithm Timeline Rolls Out To More Users, Forces Users To Now Opt-Out

Twitter continues to roll out its new timeline that displays the best tweets first, changing its policy to now have users opt-out instead of opting-in.

Internet March 18, 2016

As Instagram Tests Algorithm-Based Feed, The Internet Reacts

Instagram will change how the feed shows posts, going from the traditional chronological order to an algorithm-based one. As expected, the community is not happy, expressing their disdain with #RIPinstagram.

Internet March 17, 2016

Instagram Follows In Facebook's Footsteps By Evolving With These New Changes

Instagram announced it is testing the use of algorithms to display posts, much like it's parent company Facebook. Here are the other changes to the platform.

Apps/Software March 16, 2016

Scientists Develop Method To Identify Terrorists Based On V Signs

Current methods to identify terrorists are not easy or straightforward to perform. Now, scientists in Jordan have developed another method that could help recognize terrorists based on 'V for victory' signs.

Animals March 13, 2016

Robotic System May Streamline, Reduce Cost Of Drug Development

American scientists have developed an algorithm that can predict the effects of numerous individual drugs on a large number of target proteins. The robotic system can reduce necessary tests by 70 percent and make drug discovery faster, more efficient and inexpensive.

LIFE February 11, 2016

Taiwanese Students Write Code To Control Drone Using Wearable Device

The 'Internet of Things' is very much alive with Mark Ven and PVD+'s algorithm which allowed them to turn wearable devices into remote controls. Check out how the wearables control drones, toys and lights using only hand gestures.

Gadgets January 4, 2016

This Is How The Human Brain Manages Large Amounts Of Data

The human brain uses 0.15 percent of the original information to process data. Researchers developed an algorithm that explains how the human brain can process large amounts of data all at the same time.

LIFE December 29, 2015

Are Your Holiday Photos Cool Or Boring? MIT Researchers Predict How Memorable An Image Is

Want to know if the selfies you post on social media leave a strong impact on viewers that make them easily recognizable? Researchers claim they have created an algorithm that can successfully predict an image’s memorability rate.

Internet December 28, 2015

MIT Scientists Make An Algorithm To Help You Post Better Selfies

MIT researchers have devised an algorithm that can tell you if an image is memorable enough to grab attention. Their target is to understand human memory for future programs and applications but there's no stopping people from checking their selfies' memorability using the program.

Internet Culture December 18, 2015

A Computer Algorithm Correctly Predicted Which Songs Were The Biggest Hits Of 2015

Looks like the music industry isn't called a hit factory for nothing. It appears a computer algorithm could correctly predict which tunes were the top 10 blow-out pop hits in the year when fed a song for testing.

Computers December 17, 2015

What Makes A Memorable Photo? Computers Can Predict Almost As Well As Humans Can

Artificial intelligence allows computers to look at a photo and predict how memorable people will find it. A 'deep learning' algorithm mimics what the human brain does, researchers say.

Computers December 17, 2015

NYU Scientists Develop Algorithm That Teaches Machines To Learn Like Humans

Researchers at the New York University have developed a new algorithm that enables machines to learn without having to be fed thousands of examples. In fact, after only one example, the algorithm was able to provide almost identical to those provided by humans.

Animals December 14, 2015

Microsoft's Cortana Gets Down To Business With New Power BI Integration

Microsoft’s Cortana becomes integrated with Power BI, allowing users to get their answers directly from their business data. Cortana will intelligently reason over Power BI data in order to provide users with ‘data-driven answers’ to their business-focused questions.

Apps/Software December 3, 2015

This Algorithm Can Predict Relationship Success Based On Voice Tone

Researchers at the University of Utah's USC Viterbi School of Engineering have created an algorithm that can predict the success of a relationship better than your horoscope.

Apps/Software November 30, 2015

Teforia Is A Tea Brewing Robot That Uses Algorithms To Pour The Perfect Cup

Teforia is the at-home tea-brewing machine that uses algorithms to master your perfect cup of exotic blends.

Gadgets October 29, 2015

This Software Can Read Your Mind -- In A Good Way!

New software could help stroke patients and others to correct movements.

Robotics October 8, 2015

Scientists Create Algorithm So Your Smartphone Could Tell You When You're Bored

A group of experts have just developed a boredom-sensing algorithm for smartphones. A test reveals almost 83 percent accuracy of the algorithm.

Apps/Software September 8, 2015

Want To Know If You Can Be A Fashion Model? There's A Machine-Learning Algorithm For That

Hot or not? This algorithm sweeps through your social media and delivers the verdict. It’s nothing personal, only math, data mining and advanced sampling.

Apps/Software September 4, 2015

Study Suggests That Google Algorithms Discriminate Against Women

The results of a study conducted at Carnegie Mellon University propose that Google algorithms tend to discriminate against female job-seekers.

Internet Culture July 9, 2015

Algorithm Inspired By Process In Kids’ Brains Could Improve Wireless Networks

A phenomenon key to the development of young brains could be applied to some engineered networks to make them more robust and efficient. Researchers suggest that the neuroscience-based algorithm could be particularly useful for optimizing wireless networks.

July 9, 2015

Look More Fashionable On Instagram With Some Help From This Algorithm

You might look at fashion blogs or see what your favorite celebrities are wearing for style inspiration. However, finding out what's fashionable on social media is actually a science.

Apps/Software June 20, 2015

Google Algorithm Changes Will Not Be Panda, Penguin, Or HTTPS

Google has clarified an update made to its core search algorithm. The change is not Panda, Penguin or HTTPS.

Internet June 20, 2015

Future Robots Would Have Eyes As Powerful As Insect Eyes

A new algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia allows robots to detect and track small targets as efficiently as dragonflies despite distractions from their environment.

FUTURE TECH June 12, 2015

New Algorithm May Help Robots Divide Tasks Among Themselves [Video]

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received two nominations for best paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation for designing a new algorithm that can potentially reduce robot teams' planning time significantly.

FEATURE May 29, 2015

Google Maps To Introduce Algorithmic Changes To Avoid Showing Results For Offensive Searches

The Google Maps team, after again issuing an apology for the recent offensive search results on the service, stated that they have started to introduce algorithmic changes to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

Apps/Software May 23, 2015

No More Annoying Window Reflection In Your Photos, Thanks To MIT Algorithm

Researchers develop a technique to exorcise ghosting from photos. The new algorithm cleans up blemished in photos that are shot through windows and other glass.

Apps/Software May 12, 2015

Google Funds Algorithm That Targets Internet Trolls For Banning

Google recently funded a study by Stanford and Cornell scientists that resulted in an algorithm that can identify and target Internet trolls for banning with an 80 percent accuracy rate.

Internet Culture April 22, 2015

France Armtwists Google Into Revealing Its Secret Sauce Recipe: Search Engine Algorithm

French senators have passed an amendment to a bill that will force search engines, such as Google, to link to competitors and even to reveal their algorithms for search.

Geek April 18, 2015

MIT Cracks Algorithm for Robot Object Recognition: Will It Usher in Era of Household Robots?

Helping robots recognize common objects may bring household robot help one step closer. MIT researchers develop computer algorithm that can help such a robot quickly identify objects it would need to manipulate.

Robotics January 14, 2015

The app that screens newborns for jaundice: Smartphones get medical

Scientists have found a way to detect newborn jaundice, a potentially fatal condition in newborns. Newborn jaundice is the result of excessive bilirubin in an infant’s blood.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 29, 2014

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