Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Machine learning system from MIT CSAIL can look at chest X-rays to diagnose pneumonia — and also knows when to defer to a radiologist.
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People who get most of their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, a new study shows.
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New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.
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"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."
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Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
July 23, 2020 • ~10 min
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New research investigates the social rewards and personality traits that drive people's problematic use of Facebook and Snapchat.
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Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
July 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Facebook has allowed anti-vaxxers to gain a stronger voice against the HPV vaccine, a new study of 6,500 public posts finds.
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Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.
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