By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
A new web-friendly modeling tool helps organizations build tailored Covid-19 testing strategies that can save money and reduce coronavirus spread.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
A global team of researchers searches for insights during a weeklong virtual “datathon.”
July 1, 2020 • ~10 min
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
June 12, 2020 • ~9 min
Isolat, a volunteer collaboration organized by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, informs coronavirus policy by analyzing data associated with the pandemic.
May 15, 2020 • ~10 min
Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
May 14, 2020 • ~7 min
Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn't realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
April 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Brian Anthony, co-leader of SENSE.nano, discusses sensing for augmented and virtual reality and for advanced manufacturing.
Sept. 20, 2019 • ~6 min
Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.
Aug. 8, 2019 • ~4 min