A metropolis arose in medieval Cambodia – new research shows how many people lived in the Angkor Empire over time
Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
May 7, 2021 • ~11 min
The researchers used machine learning to study the 2,000-year-old document.
April 21, 2021 • ~6 min
Humans often stumble when they encounter the unexpected, but they tend to adapt and move on. Artificial intelligence systems, not so much.
April 7, 2021 • ~9 min
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
AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
An AI tool can distinguish between a conspiracy theory and a true conspiracy – it comes down to how easily the story falls apart
Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Problems in the underlying data mean we can't leave algorithms to decide things on their own.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~7 min