algorithms

tech-features

Credit Scores Could Soon Get Even Creepier and More Biased

Credit scores based on AI and non-traditional data such as your social media profile could usher in a whole new way for banks to discriminate.
Rose Eveleth
6.13.19
programming

It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces

Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos.
Samantha Cole
5.23.19
Hacking

Google Thought My Phone Number Was Facebook’s and It Ruined My Life

A quirk in Google’s search algorithm turned me into Facebook’s customer support.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.9.19
security

‘They Would Go Absolutely Nuts’: How a Mark Cuban-Backed Facial Recognition Firm Tried to Work With Cops

Suspect Technologies tried to convince police to hand over a database of driver license photos, and pitched a product that would scan for people of a certain ethnicity.
Joseph Cox
5.6.19
YouTube

Why Did YouTube Mass Recommend That People Watch News Footage of the 9/11 Attacks?

Thousands of people say that a years-old CNN news feed from the morning of the September 11th attacks has been resurfaced by YouTube's recommendation algorithm.
Rob Dozier
1.18.19
algorithms

An AI Analyzed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
9.21.18
Motherboard

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Yay, researchers trained an algorithm to turn your captions into (nightmarish) images.
Sarah Emerson
8.17.18
deepfakes

There Is No Tech Solution to Deepfakes

Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only puts a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.
Samantha Cole
8.14.18
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
anthropunk

Amazon Wants You to Shop at Amazon as Long as You Follow the Rules It Doesn't Tell You About

Amazon has swallowed retail, and now has begun banning and threatening to ban what it deems to be problematic customers.
S.A. Applin
5.29.18
Interviews

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Andrea Domanick
5.25.18
doomed

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.11.18
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