‘Fawkes’ tool protects you from facial recognition online

A new software tool called Fawkes can "cloak" photos before you upload them to social media to prevent facial recognition algorithms from identifying you.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media facial-recognition society-and-culture photos

Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence hurricanes storms weather prediction science-and-technology

Filter protects against deepfake photos and videos

Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media internet video algorithms featured science-and-technology images

‘Special sauce’ gets AI to cope with chaos

"This is a first step toward physics-savvy neural networks that could help us solve hard problems."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: machine-learning physics artificial-intelligence science-and-technology

‘Artificial Chemist’ learns to make best quantum dots in minutes

"Artificial Chemist is a truly autonomous system that can intelligently navigate through the chemical universe."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning chemistry artificial-intelligence quantum-dots nanotechnology material-science science-and-technology

Algorithm beats experts in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A new deep learning algorithm outperformed neurologists in accurate Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. It could help save lives and get more people treatment.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning alzheimers-disease brains algorithms health-and-medicine

Twitter can reveal the well-being of a whole community

Machine learning can scan social media to find out how entire communities are doing psychologically, researchers say. It could help boost public health.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media language internet emotions society-and-culture

Machine learning makes building rocket engines easier

"Trial and error" doesn't work for testing whether rocket engines can handle flight. A new machine learning method could make things simpler and safer.

John Holden-UT Austin • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning space spacecraft science-and-technology engines

Machine learning predicts glass density and stiffness

A new way to predict the density and stiffness of glasses could offer better reinforcing fibers for composite materials in automobiles and wind turbines.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: machine-learning material-science glass featured science-and-technology

Machine learning pushes quantum computing forward

Hunting for quantum bits with machine learning could be a crucial step forward in making quantum computers a reality.

U. Melbourne • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning quantum-computers silicon science-and-technology qubits

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