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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

BuzzFeedNews- What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns: “For Ovadya — now the chief technologist for the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Media Responsibility and a Knight News innovation fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence for Health and Health Care

Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News: “JASON: Artificial Intelligence for Health Care – The field of artificial intelligence is habitually susceptible to exaggerated claims and expectations. But when it comes to new applications in health care, some of those claims may prove to be valid, says a new report from the JASON scientific advisory panel. “Overall, JASON… Continue Reading

Chief data officer’s guide to an AI strategy

CIO – Develop a data-driven culture but be mindful of regulatory and ethical considerations: “Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to be a priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs by 2020, according to Gartner. While AI promises game changing capabilities, this is only going to happen if your organisation applies it effectively. If you’re… Continue Reading

BBC – The (almost) complete history of ‘fake news’

BBC Trending: “…Misinformation, spin, lies and deceit have of course been around forever. But what Buzzfeed’s media editor, Craig] Silverman and others uncovered was a unique marriage between social media algorithms, advertising systems, people prepared to make stuff up to earn some easy cash and an election that gripped a nation and much of the… Continue Reading

How Microsoft Academic uses knowledge to address the problem of conflation/disambiguation

Microsoft Academic post: “Entity linking is a cognitive capability essential to human communication. It contains two challenging components: first, entity conflation, where we recognize that even though an entity is referred to by different names, it is still one item; and second, entity disambiguation, where we differentiate between entities with the same name and distinguish… Continue Reading

Revealing True Emotions Through Micro-Expressions: A Machine Learning Approach

Facial recognition applications and data mining are now moving deeper into the realm of tiny expressions we make without perhaps being aware, but nevertheless can be identified, tracked and exploited through a “Micro-Expression Recognition System” “Micro-expressions–involuntary, fleeting facial movements that reveal true emotions–hold valuable information for scenarios ranging from security interviews and interrogations to media… Continue Reading

A List Of Top Data Mining Algorithms

Kirti Bakshi: “Data mining is known as an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science and basically is a computing process of discovering patterns in large data sets. It is considered as an essential process where intelligent methods are applied in order to extract data patterns. Given below is a list of Top Data Mining Algorithms…” Continue Reading

An Interdisciplinary Centre for Turing Studies

“Alan Turing did revolutionary work in multiple fields, including mathematical logic, mathematics, cryptography, computer science, philosophy of computing, philosophy of mathematics, mathematical biology & artificial life, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science & philosophy of mind. The Turing Centre at ETH Zurich is a unique interdisciplinary research and teaching unit for Turing Studies. It fosters investigation… Continue Reading

Research Report: Constellation’s Futurist Framework (PESTEL)

“The World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off January 23rd to 26th in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This year’s theme is about “Creating a Shared Future In A Fractured World”. From the program notes for this year’s event, WEF sees the following: At the close of the 20th century, the presumption was that greater economic interdependence among countries,… Continue Reading

The Potential for Human-Computer Interaction and Behavioral Science

The Potential for Human-Computer Interaction and Behavioral Science By Kweku Opoku-Agyemang “This article is part of our special issue “Connected State of Mind,” which explores the impact of tech use on our behavior and relationships. View the complete issue here.” “A few days ago, one of my best friends texted me a joke. It was funny, so… Continue Reading

Wired – The Golden Age of Free Speech?

It’s the [Democracy-Poisoning] Golden Age of Free Speech: “..In today’s networked environment, when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, it would seem that censorship ought to be impossible. This should be the golden age of free speech. And sure, it is a golden age of free speech—if you can… Continue Reading

Google Street View Now Has A Soundtrack, Thanks To AI

fastcodesign: “Google Street View has never felt so enchanting. In New York’s Botanical Garden, children shout and play in the distance. On a highway in Shibuya, Tokyo, cars whoosh by with so much detail, you can hear the first drops of rain on the street. At Gaudi’s famous Barcelona cathedral, La Sagranda Familia, a priest… Continue Reading