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Experts are worried we’re ceding too many decisions to recommendation algorithms and are on a slippery slope to exploitation and learned helplessness. In reality, we’d be lost and very frustrated without them.
Thanks to modern technology and streaming platforms, conspiracy theories are big business, meaning that you’re quite literally paying to have people mess with your mind.
To keep the stock market under human control, should we crack down on high frequency trading algorithms and what they can do?
High frequency trading algorithms are creating market patterns humans can barely follow. As they get even faster, the market may be under their control more often than it's under ours.
How accurate are the comparisons between how our brains work and how computers calculate? A trio of researchers decided to find out.
Computers that can tell when someone isn't being genuine or mocking them, that's exactly what we wanted...
The Discovery Institute and its merry band of pseudoscientists seem to believe they can overturn the science of evolution by filibustering courts with meaningless buzzwords.
MIT's experiment in capturing how the web views you shows the limitations of parsing through massive, unstructured, loosely related data sets.