algorithms

9.18.19

Algorithms Have Nearly Mastered Human Language. Why Can’t They Stop Being Sexist?

To fight gender bias, researchers are training language-processing algorithms to envision a world where it doesn’t exist.

8.20.19

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found

8.19.19

This Program Makes It Even Easier to Make Deepfakes

Unlike previous deepfake methods, FSGAN can generate face swaps in real time, with zero training.

8.15.19

This Hacker Made Clothes That Can Confuse Automatic License Plate Readers​

Designer Kate Rose presented her "adversarial fashion" line of clothing, which introduces garbage data into license plate reader systems, at DEF CON 27.

8.6.19

Trump Wants to Make It Basically Impossible to Sue for Algorithmic Discrimination

A new rule would make it easier for businesses to discriminate without consequence. That’s the point.

8.2.19

At Cannabis Shops, Face Recognition Is Already a Thing

Dispensaries are adopting in-store surveillance systems to protect profits. Experts warn it's a 'slippery slope' to discrimination.

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6.13.19

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.

5.23.19

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.

5.9.19

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.

5.6.19

‘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.

1.18.19

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.

9.21.18

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.

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