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
7.23.19
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
Motherboard

This Video Game Made by AI Looks Fun as Hell

A computer created 'Killer Bounce' and 'Death Walls' after absorbing hours of video of humans playing classic games.
Matthew Gault
9.18.18
tech

AI Can Manipulate Video to Make Everybody Dance Now

AI is getting really good at making people do things they never could—or would—in real life.
Jordan Pearson
8.24.18
Facebook

Facebook flagged part of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech

The editor suspects it was the phrase “Indian Savages” that triggered the flag
Tess Owen
7.5.18
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
Vice News Tonight

How YouTube's algorithm prioritizes conspiracy theories

YouTube is programmed in a way that could lead to the promotion of conspiracy theories, a former engineer says.
William Turton
3.6.18
Real News

Facebook and Google are trying to dig local news out of the grave they put it in

Google and Facebook announced new initiatives to promote local media and get more “trusted” content in front of users.
Noah Kulwin
1.31.18
Facebook

Facebook legally can’t roll out its suicide prevention AI in Europe

David Gilbert
11.29.17
electric sheep

This Algorithm Can Tell What You've Learned Before Going to Sleep

An algorithm was able to tell whether subjects had studied a house or face before going to sleep based on electrical activity in their brain.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
algorithms

Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun

The once-theoretical problem of "adversarial objects" just got real.
Samantha Cole
11.2.17
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