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Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind
long-reads

Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind

For each of our physical bodies, intimacies and experiences, we have several data bodies, too. Ranging from the websites we visit to the CCTV footage we meander into, these digital bodies are not simply extractive data points, but extensions of our very selves. They paint complex portraits of who we are — or at least, who companies believe us to be.

Toby Walsh on why machines should become smarter than us, and why 'tech is not destiny'
News & Analysis

Toby Walsh on why machines should become smarter than us, and why 'tech is not destiny'

We should celebrate when machines execute and take over dull, repetitive jobs, Toby Walsh says. In this conversation, he speaks about the inherent biases in algorithms, holding tech companies accountable and how the fear about losing jobs to machines is misplaced

AI is making the fashion industry more intelligent — and expressions of style less individualistic
Fashion & Trends

AI is making the fashion industry more intelligent — and expressions of style less individualistic

No amount of AI can create a Frida Kahlo or Lady Gaga; fashion delights us with its element of surprise, or when it cracks open a space for people’s own quirks to shine. An algorithm can do many things, but it can’t be you.

Draft e-commerce policy: Survey reveals reservation on govt's data handling prowess, bats for splitting up policy into two
India

Draft e-commerce policy: Survey reveals reservation on govt's data handling prowess, bats for splitting up policy into two

Around 30 percent of the respondents said that they had no confidence at all in the government's capability in protecting their data

Transparent algorithms won't solve the 'AI bias problem', you need to understand how data is used
News & Analysis

Transparent algorithms won't solve the 'AI bias problem', you need to understand how data is used

What we need is to send the Algorithms to the data, make them open, decentralize and democratize.

Facebook crisis management in tailspin too, Zuckerberg silence is making things worse
World

Facebook crisis management in tailspin too, Zuckerberg silence is making things worse

The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, assume responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say Facebook is 0-for-4.

Facebook data whistleblower: 'fake news to the next level'
World

Facebook data whistleblower: 'fake news to the next level'

A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.

Facebook's algorithms come under scrutiny for failure to check fake news; security chief defends algorithms
News & Analysis

Facebook's algorithms come under scrutiny for failure to check fake news; security chief defends algorithms

Facebook uses algorithms to determine everything from what you see and do not see in News Feed, to finding and removing other content like hate speech.

Microsoft researchers at Redmond and Benguluru are developing tiny chips embedded with AI
News & Analysis

Microsoft researchers at Redmond and Benguluru are developing tiny chips embedded with AI

A team of 30 researchers at Microsoft labs in Redmond and Benguluru are busy developing a new class of machine-learning software embedded on tiny devices.

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos
Life

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos

Oxford University Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system; the system uses a person's image and audio clip to create fake videos of the person.

Amazon's technological superiority is helping it dominate the e-commerce sector
News & Analysis

Amazon's technological superiority is helping it dominate the e-commerce sector

The incident offers a case study in how Amazon's technological prowess is helping it dominate the retail competition.

Facebook is testing a second news feed with 'Rocket' icon; show users content that may interest them
News & Analysis

Facebook is testing a second news feed with 'Rocket' icon; show users content that may interest them

Facebook often secretly tests out potential new features on a selected number of users and the button appears to be part of such a test.

Indian startups bet on Artifical Intelligence in 2017: PwC-Assocham Report
Business

Indian startups bet on Artifical Intelligence in 2017: PwC-Assocham Report

Researchers and paralegals are increasingly being replaced by systems that can extract facts and conclusions from over a billion text documents a second.

Algorithms help us manage our digital lives and influence us at the same time
News & Analysis

Algorithms help us manage our digital lives and influence us at the same time

Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour.

Suggesting new Facebook friends to detecting skin cancers, here's how algorithms secretly run the show
News & Analysis

Suggesting new Facebook friends to detecting skin cancers, here's how algorithms secretly run the show

Algorithms are being used -- experimentally -- to write news articles from raw data, while Donald Trump's presidential campaign was helped by behavioral marketers who used an algorithm to locate the highest concentrations of "persuadable voters."

The rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence
News & Analysis

The rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence

Artificial intelligence or AI, has become pervasive in business in every industry where decision making is being fundamentally transformed by Thinking Machines.

Facebook Trending topics show algorithms still have a long way to go before replacing human editors
News & Analysis

Facebook Trending topics show algorithms still have a long way to go before replacing human editors

Algorithms and bots are great at number crunching, but understanding a nuance in a news story - that's an altogether different skill.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning may improve detection of lung diseases
News & Analysis

Artificial intelligence and machine learning may improve detection of lung diseases

Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning can be used to help improve the accuracy of the diagnosis in lung diseases, finds a study. Machine learning utilises algorithms that can learn from and perform predictive data analysis.

Tracking tattoos: A new frontier for FBI
News & Analysis

Tracking tattoos: A new frontier for FBI

A research undertaken by Electronic Frontier Foundation has many civil liberty groups and human rights and privacy groups fuming in USA.

Algorithms review: Inspiring story of three blind chess players and their blind coach
Entertainment

Algorithms review: Inspiring story of three blind chess players and their blind coach

Algorithms covers the story of Darpan Inani, Sai Krishna and Anant Kumar – the three extremely 'fluent' protagonists of the movie - over three years of them playing blind chess.