Outrage over Facebook’s “emotional contagion” experiment shows a general misunderstanding of what Facebook is and how it works.
Vermont got it wrong on GMOs. Its mistake will affect people far beyond its borders.
Location-based social networks are allowing scientists to study the way human patterns of behavior change in time and space, a technique that should eventually lead to deeper insights into the nature of society.
It’s too easy to be led astray by the lure of big data.
Engineers have built a powerful microscopic engine that relies on the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. One problem: nobody knows how it works.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
The way humans assist Twitter’s search and advertising algorithms shows that machines still need a helping hand in some important areas.
What are the roles of instinct, experience, and gut in a data-driven innovation culture?
Oxford researchers say that 45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years.