Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

MRI and ‘radiomics’ predict the chance breast cancer will return

Pairing MRI scans and an emerging field called radiomics could predict the chances a woman's breast cancer will make a comeback in the next 10 years.

Lauren Hertzler-Penn | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms biomarkers breast-cancer cancer imaging-technology mri

Can social media predict when you’ll die?

Social media data can reveal all sorts of health info, but could it also predict your death? In this video, an expert weighs in on whether it's possible.

Boston University | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology algorithms death internet prediction social-media

Facebook-style algorithms hunt for dark matter in space maps

Algorithms similar to the ones Facebook uses to recognize faces in photos may help researchers get a better picture of the universe's dark matter.

Oliver Morsch-ETH Zurich | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms dark-matter machine-learning space

Machine learning predicts how big wildfires will get

Machine learning could help predict the final size of a wildfire from the moment it starts. That's critical information as fires get more frequent.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algorithms climate-change machine-learning wildfire

Free BotSlayer tool fights bad info online

Download and try BotSlayer, an open-source tool that helps political campaigns and journalists sort truth from fiction online.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Sept. 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet politics social-media software twitter

A.I. could help predict when blood tests aren’t necessary

An algorithm could tell doctors when blood tests are likely to lead to duplicate results, which could save money and reduce the burden on patients.

Hanae Armitage-Stanford | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms artificial-intelligence blood-tests

You won’t believe how well this algorithm spots clickbait

A machine learning algorithm learned to detect clickbait better than other systems by reading human and bot-generated headlines.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture algorithms internet journalism machine-learning writing

Algorithm would warn warehouse workers about risky motions

Warehouse workers risk workplace injuries from awkward postures or body movements. An algorithm could warn them before they get hurt.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms injuries jobs movement

Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet love mobile-devices relationships trends

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