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What If Web Browsers Told Us How Much The 'Free' Web Was Costing Us?

What might it look like if our browsers and mobile devices actually tallied the privacy and monetary cost of online…

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Why Don't We Have Online Fitness Trackers For Our Web Usage?

Would the equivalent of online fitness trackers help reshape how we think about the "free" Web? Read The Full Article.

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We Must Recognize Just How Brittle And Unpredictable Today's Correlative Deep Learning AI Is

For AI to succeed companies must learn to distinguish hype from reality and understand the ways in which AI's brittleness…

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As AI Comes For Management Perhaps We Should Look Forward To Machines Taking Our Jobs

From hiring to performance reviews to real-time monitoring, the data-driven workplace is here to stay, driven in large part by…

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Using AI To Analyze Video As Imagery: The Impact Of Sampling Rate

Sampling video into sequences of still imagery to analyze using deep learning can save storage and computational costs and creates…

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Will Hypersonic Weapons Finally Push Us Towards AI-Powered Missile Defense?

The rise of hypersonic weapons, with just minutes between launch and impact, may be the development that pushes countries to…

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Automated Speech Recognition Yields More Consistent Results Than Human Captioning

Instead of comparing machines against an idealized benchmark that simply doesn't exist, we should recognize that machines are increasingly reaching…

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We Must Stop Comparing Deep Learning's Real Accuracy To Nonexistent Human Perfection

If we really wish to understand the usability of AI today we should be comparing it against the human workflows…

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Could Automated Claim Extraction And Tracking Combat Digital Falsehoods?

One of the greatest challenges facing fact checkers today is that humans are simply no match for real-time tsunami of…

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Combatting Digital Falsehoods Through Coverage Maps

An intriguing approach to combating digital falsehoods is the creation of coverage maps that capture where a claim first appeared,…

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Social Media Killed Our Offline Privacy Too

Social media has led to the loss of privacy in the offline world, as historical norms around privacy and respect…

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We Must Recognize That A Lot Of Data Science Comes From Teams Not Individuals

What will it take for the public and press to begin seeing data science as the teamwork it typically is?…

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Social Versus News Media And Detecting The Present Versus Forecasting The Future

Social media monitoring represents detection rather than forecasting, but more sophisticated analysis of news content opens the door to true…

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Editorialized Language Imperils Trust in Fact-Checking

When it comes to improving fact-checking, most of the focus tends to be on how fact checkers select the claims…

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Targeted Ads Reinforce Bias By Seeing Only A Slice Of Our Lives

Can targeted advertising ever be minimally biased or does its very existence reinforce the harmful stereotypes that damage society? Read…

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As Deep Learning Comes For Medicine How Do We Work Around Its Brittleness?

As hospitals undergo the same AI revolution affecting other fields, the dangers of AI bias and errors and life-or-death consequences…

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Is It Time To Regulate Biased And Harmful Stereotypes In Social Media Ads?

Based on narrow slices of our lives and faulty data that can be upwards of three-quarters wrong, the ads that…

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Facebook's Content Moderators As Modern Coal Miners

Our modern-day coal miners are unfortunately doomed to work themselves into early deaths until the coming AI revolution can replace…

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Is Social Media Simply Too Sick And Depraved To Continue?

The Verge's latest expose on the inhuman working conditions of Facebook's content moderators sheds light once again on the depravity…

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Ransomware Highlights The Vulnerabilities Of Aging City IT

In the past, aging infrastructure simply meant cumbersome, painful, slow and error-prone interactions with city government. Increasingly, those obsolete systems…

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Could Web Archives Serve As Canonical Online Imagery Archives To Combat Deep Fakes?

One of the few approaches to combating digital manipulation that requires no fancy or fragile algorithms is the reincorporation of…

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The Right To Unplug And Silence The World

The Web brought the chaotic cacophony of the entire world to our doorsteps. Perhaps the killer app of tomorrow will…

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Are Smartphone Dashboards Misleading Us?

Smartphone's limited interfaces, tiny screens and brief moments of our attention has encouraged app developers to present their information in…

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Our Smart Devices Should Warn Us About Cyberattacks And Data Reuse

Should smart devices should be required to provide greater awareness to their users of security and privacy issues? Read The…