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

A-level results: why algorithms get things so wrong – and what we can do to fix them

Problems in the underlying data mean we can't leave algorithms to decide things on their own.

Jostein Engesmo, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning algorithm a-levels algorithm-bias

AI could help solve the privacy problems it has created

Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.

Aryya Gangopadhyay, Professor, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence data privacy data-security data-collection deep-neural-networks

We designed an experimental AI tool to predict which COVID-19 patients are going to get the sickest

Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.

Megan Coffee, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning health medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus china pandemic sars-cov-2 outbreak hemoglobin predictive-analytics

AI tool searches thousands of scientific papers to guide researchers to coronavirus insights

The scientific community is churning out vast quantities of research about the coronavirus pandemic – far too much for researchers to absorb. An AI system aims to do the heavy lifting for them.

John Dagdelen, Graduate Student Researcher, Persson Group, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus science new-coronavirus research-brief research biomedical-research scientific-inquiry search

Coronavirus infecting Australian jobs: vacancy rates down since early February

Job ads are 12% lower than expected this year.

Marian-Andrei Rizoiu, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  machine-learning  covid-19  advertising  jobs  labour-market  economic-indicators

Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to 'see' nonexistent obstacles

Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They're vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into 'seeing' things that aren't there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.

Z. Morley Mao, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  machine-learning  driverless-cars  autonomous-vehicles  sensors  transportation  lidar  autonomous-systems  automobiles

Predicting the coronavirus outbreak: How AI connects the dots to warn about disease threats

Machine learning technology was first to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus. Its success illustrates how AI is boosting epidemiology.

Vandana Janeja, Professor of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
March 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  machine-learning  epidemiology  public-health  artificial-intelligence  covid-19  coronavirus  data-science  outbreak  coronavirus-2020

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