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Cathy O'Neil Answers Questions About Mathematics

Quora | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Innovation in News Media World Report 2016: A Roadmap

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Daring to Print." So headlines Eric Fottorino, Editor of Le 1, and former editor of French daily Le Monde, in his foreword to what has become a ref...

Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.

Why is Reinforcement Learning so Curious?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2016 | Technology

Why is reinforcement learning so curious? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peop...

How Contextual Algorithms are Redefining Businesses

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Technology has come so far in such a short time, and business have reaped many benefits because of it.

Here Come The Robots To Financial Services: Ready, Set...

April Rudin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Machines. They are capable of inspiring both awe and fear. Especially when it comes to machines with a mind of their own, otherwise known as artificia...

Great Challenges Raised in Entrusting Data with Ethical Questions

Mariya Parodi | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Mariya Parodi

Can we see data as essential, even vital, to human rights protections? How informed is data and how informed can data-informed policing truly be? Can ...

Public Trust in the Internet of Things Will Grow with Device Audits

Philip N. Howard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

The Internet has gone through a major demographic transition: in the year 2015, the number of devices connected by the Internet surpassed the number o...

The Most Fascinating Work Facebook Is Doing In Machine Learning

Quora | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology

What are the most interesting things Facebook is doing in ML research? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

When it Comes to Reputation, Judgment Trumps Algorithms

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Komisarjevsky

Reputation defies a formulaic approach. Protecting, rebuilding or mitigating risk to reputation -- whether a proactive initiative or one following a crisis -- does not come in a neat, data-driven box, with a clear-cut solution, mapped out for all to see.

How Facebook and Google's Algorithms Are Affecting Our Political Viewpoints

Megan Anderle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Now that the 2016 presidential election is a regular part of the news cycle and users are sharing their opinions daily, let's dive into all the ways, subtle and overt, that the most-used social network and the most-used search engine affect our political beliefs.

How to Best Use Writing and Proofreading Tools

Ruth Starkman | Posted 09.20.2016 | College
Ruth Starkman

You've long known your word processor's spell and grammar checker offered only so much help. Likewise, the newer, heavily-hyped writing tools also remain inadequate to proofread your writing. No tool can completely "fix" your writing and none advertises perfection.

Facebook Study Says Users Control What They See, But Critics Disagree

The Huffington Post | Alexander B. Howard | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology

In the end, the slant of the news you see may be the slant of the news you seek.

Leveraging Behavioral Intelligence

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Perhaps you linger, click slowly, scroll a bit. Automatic algorithms will use your lurk behavior, even your mouse click speeds, to estimate ever more accurately whether you're a serious shopper or just a window viewer.

Intraday Risk and Portfolio Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

At this point in financial innovation, no savvy portfolio manager can afford to ignore intraday risk, and, instead, needs to make it an integral part of his portfolio selection model.

Back to the Future in 2015: Five Predictions for Advertising Agencies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The perception that marketing professionals can be divided into so-called traditionalists and cool digital kids has taken root. To remain relevant, we lunge at the latest data mining technique or augmented reality app without thinking of strategic imperatives.

Webbmedia Group's "2015 (Tech) Trend Report" Sets The Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

What irony within a fortnight! Stephen Hawking rings alarms about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) with machines outsmarting humanity, co...

Can An Algorithm Actually Be Creative? (NEW BOOK)

Luke Dormehl | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Luke Dormehl

Forget Facebook manipulating our timelines as a mass social experiment, or Google mining our personal emails for advertising keywords. When it comes to algorithms, nothing gets the blood boiling more than the subject of creativity.

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

How Advertisers Can Use Your Personal Information To Make You Pay Higher Prices

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What is at stake isn't purely a matter of annoying ads or nosy companies -- it's a deep set of customer protections that have taken decades of hard work to secure.

Google Hosts 'Take Your Parents To Work Day'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty

Everyone's heard of "Take Your Children To Work Day," right? Well, at Google, you're nearly as likely to spot an endangered red wolf as you are anyone...

Automate This: Categorizing Humankind

Christopher Steiner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Christopher Steiner

All of us have a personality type. What if there existed a set of algorithms that could identify our character, know our weaknesses, determine our thoughts, and predict our actions? What if we created a machine that could read our minds?