Category: TECHNOLOGY & GAMING

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

July 24, 2019 By Jennifer Grygiel, Syracuse University Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume.   How do you feel about Facebook? fyv6561/Shutterstock.com   As the 2020 election approaches,…

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

July 20, 2019 Robert Gaunt, University of Pittsburgh and Jennifer Collinger, University of Pittsburgh Elon Musk grabbed a lot of attention with his July 16 announcement that his company Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brains of people with paralysis by next year. Their first goal is to create assistive technology to help people…

AI Studies Old Scientific Papers, Makes New Discoveries Overlooked by Humans

July 17, 2017 Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory trained an AI on old scientific papers to see if there was anythings humans missed.     When AI isn’t busy taking our jobs, it’s making brand new scientific discoveries that our clunky human brains somehow overlooked. Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory trained an AI…

An electronic chip that makes ‘memories’ is a step towards creating bionic brains

July 16, 2019 Sumeet Walia, RMIT University and Taimur Ahmed, RMIT University What better way to build smarter computer chips than to mimic nature’s most perfect computer – the human brain? Being able to store, delete and process information is crucial for computing, and the brain does this extremely efficiently. Researcher Taimur Ahmed holds the…

How much is your data worth to tech companies? Lawmakers want to tell you, but it’s not that easy to calculate

  Your social media data is immeasurably valuable. 13_Phunkhod/Shutterstock.com Samuel Lengen, University of Virginia New proposed legislation by U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech companies to disclose the “true value” of their data to users. Specifically, companies with more than 100 million users would have to…

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