algorithm

TikTok

TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm

No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
Good internet

Watch a Computer Solve a Virtual Rubik’s Cube the Size of a Skyscraper

It took a YouTuber's computer 2,700 hours to solve a massive digital Rubik's cube that would be as tall as the Burj Khalifa in reality.
Matthew Gault
7.24.19
programming

Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline

An app that algorithmically 'undressed' images of women was taken down by its creator, citing server overload and potential harms.
Samantha Cole
6.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s Got a New Surveillance Camera That Can Spy on You from 45km Away

Through the use of laser ranging and an AI-powered algorithm, this system can cover larger distances than any camera has before.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
Art

A Teenager Used AI to Generate Bizarre, Surreal Nude Portraits

We're honestly not sure if Robbie Barrat's strange creations are NSFW.
Peter Slattery
3.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Amazon Is Reviewing an Algorithm That Grouped Bomb Ingredients Together

The website's "frequently bought together" feature directed customers to items that can be combined to produce crude explosives.
Drew Schwartz
9.21.17
robots

Robot Artists Compete for Thousands of Dollars at This Painting Competition​

In total, 38 teams from 10 countries submitted 200 different artworks.
Catherine Chapman
5.23.17
light art

Leo Villareal's Light Sculptures Have a Mind of Their Own

The artist gets a solo show at Pace Gallery before embarking on the world's largest public art installation.
Kara Weisenstein
5.9.17
Art Hacktivism

This Algorithm Reveals Trump’s Top Financiers in the Art World

Meet the anonymous coders leveraging "art hacktivism" for greater transparency into the political affiliations of monied collectors.
Jade Angeles Fitton
3.12.17
Art

Dance and Climb on a 17’ Tall Fractal Sculpture You Can Touch

Fractal Rock, which made its debut at Burning Man 2016, was designed out of complex mathematical algorithms.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.7.16
Art

Generative Portraits Made from Your Voice and Webcam Photos

Sergio Albiac's black-and-white portraits are also inspired by philosophy and literature.
Kevin Holmes
6.9.16
Art

How Memorable Is Your Image? Now There's an App for That

Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an algorithm that predicts the memorability of any picture.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.18.15
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