Fairness, trust and transparency are qualities we usually associate with organisations or individuals. Today, these attributes might also apply to algorithms. As machine learning systems become more complex and pervasive, Cambridge researchers believe it’s time for new thinking about new technology. Dr Jat Singh is familiar with breaking new ground and working across disciplines. Even …

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Clickbaits are made to lure you in. They are so attractive and yet usually misleading. This kind of headlines has been extensively exploited to the point that bots are being used to generate headlines. From the standpoint of readers who want to get information or moderators who want to uphold the integrity of their site’s …

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Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can  trust them. There would always be a first death in a driverless car and it happened in May 2016. …

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Depression is a mental health condition of multiple faces. Those who are depressed may exhibit their symptoms in different ways. They could become apathetic, sad, or agitated. They could also experience distorted sleeping and eating patterns. These are only a few of the ways that this condition can be exhibited. Some experiencing depression might actually …

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The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers’ ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn. For example, by using machine learning, scientists are working to develop algorithms that will help them make decisions about cancer treatment. They hope that computers will …

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MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals. The autonomous boats — rectangular hulls equipped with sensors, thrusters, microcontrollers, GPS modules, cameras, and other hardware — are being developed as part of the …

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MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain. In the future, this robotic thread may be paired with existing endovascular technologies, enabling doctors to remotely guide the robot through a patient’s brain vessels to quickly treat blockages and …

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With the huge torrent of content coming to life in social media each second, moderation is quite the challenge. Right now, there are means to automate this process using artificial intelligence (AI) with humans manually screening the content. Makes you wonder if there will ever be a time where humans will be completely out of …

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Outliers in data are the weird ones in a set. Their values are way off the rest of the values of the sample. They can really ruin your analysis, especially if you are using methods which are sensitive to the presence of outliers. Given this, a lot are inclined to remove these observations. While this …

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As technology continues to progress, the possibility of an abundant future seems more likely. Artificial intelligence is expected to drive down the cost of labor, infrastructure, and transport. Alternative energy systems are reducing the cost of a wide variety of goods. Poverty rates are falling around the world as more people are able to make …

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