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Posts tagged with "Computer science"

  • Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
    Hannah Fry


    Hello World

    In her opening explanation of the title to her book Hello World, mathematician Hannah Fry sets up a tantalizing question about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in modern society by evoking the riddle about the chicken and the egg. In this instance, the riddle frames how we should think about the role that algorithms… Read More
  • Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media
    Tarleton Gillespie

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    A Microsoft researcher confronts how companies shape what we see and say online

    On 1 March 2018, Twitter announced a new initiative aimed at measuring and evaluating the platform’s “conversational health,” that is, how well it promotes lively conversation and critical thinking while also minimizing the social impact of abuse, spam, and manipulation. The initiative is one piece of a larger effort by social media companies both to… Read More
  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    Max Tegmark

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    A physicist explores the future of artificial intelligence

    Whether it’s reports of a new and wondrous technological accomplishment or of the danger we face in a future filled with unbridled machines, artificial intelligence (AI) has recently been receiving a great deal of attention. If you want to understand what the fuss is all about, Max Tegmark’s original, accessible, and provocative Life 3.0: Being… Read More
  • Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead
    Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman

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    Contemplating the path forward for autonomous vehicles

    Everyone is talking about driverless cars. Recent advancements in power storage, computational power, sensory technology, communication bandwidth, algorithm efficiency, and more have moved autonomous vehicles from the realm of science fiction into the real world. In Driverless, authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman delve into these and other contributing technologies. Included is an exhaustive revie… Read More