A global collaboration to move artificial intelligence principles to practice

Convened by the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, the AI Policy Forum will develop frameworks and tools for governments and companies to implement concrete policies.

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Oct. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics industry policy law research government global computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society algorithms collaboration mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.

Jory Denny, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Richmond • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning computing artificial-intelligence algorithm data curiosity

Astronomers discover an Earth-sized “pi planet” with a 3.14-day orbit

The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy exoplanets research stars tess school-of-science algorithms kavli-institute planetary-science space-astronomy-and-planetary-science eaps

Don't write off government algorithms – responsible AI can produce real benefits

Despite the exams algorithm fiasco, UK government bodies are making positive uses of the technology.

Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Computer Science/Co-founder Women Leading in AI, Keele University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence algorithm hail smart-cities

Footprint ‘reading’ tech is a new way to protect rhinos

New software helps track rhinos by their footprints, bringing "a centuries-old tracking skill into the 21st century," says Zoe Jewell.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species algorithms science-and-technology

Photon device offers ‘X-ray vision’ through fog

A new algorithm lets researchers reconstruct the movements of photons to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics vision lasers light photons algorithms science-and-technology fog

Government algorithms are undermining democracy – let's open up their design to the people

Without transparency, algorithms will erode trust in government decision making.

Mhairi Aitken, Senior Research Associate in Digital Ethics, Newcastle University • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: algorithm a-levels transparency decision-making

Making health care more personal

The company Health at Scale uses machine learning to improve outcomes for individual patients.

Zach Winn | Becky Ham | MIT News Office | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning startups health-care data research school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

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