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Living with Smart Algorithms | CCCB LAB

Living with Smart Algorithms | CCCB LAB | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Algorithms enable us to create smarter machines, but their lack of neutrality and transparency raises new challenges.
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Machine Learning produces specialized applications that evolve thanks to the data generated in our interactions with the network and that are penetrating and modifying our environment in a subtle, unnoticed way. Artificial intelligence is evolving towards a medium as ubiquitous as electricity.
 
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MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT unveiled their latest creation: Norman, a disturbed AI. The point of the experiment was to show how easy it is to bias any artificial intelligence if you train it on biased data. The team wisely didn’t speculate about whether exposure to graphic content changes the way a human thinks.
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This experiment shows how easy it is to bias any artificial intelligence if you train it on biased data. 
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An ex-Google engineer is scraping YouTube to pop our filter bubbles

An ex-Google engineer is scraping YouTube to pop our filter bubbles | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
He’s built a website that lets you see how often YouTube’s algorithm recommends videos, so you can find out where it wants to take you.
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This site guesses exactly who you are based on just 15 questions

This site guesses exactly who you are based on just 15 questions | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Inti de Ceukelaire, the ethical hacker from ‘Oilsjt’ in Belgium, is back again. De Ceukelaire has built a tool that can pretty reliably tell who you are after answering 15 questions on his new site ‘Oilsjt Analytica,’ a cheeky reference to Cambridge Analytica’s recent Facebook scandal. I would say it was creepy, but the disclaimer …
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El Salto - Desinformación, discursos de odio y botnets. ¿Puede haber una regulación ética de las redes? - Edición General

El Salto - Desinformación, discursos de odio y botnets. ¿Puede haber una regulación ética de las redes? - Edición General | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Recientemente las Naciones Unidas han acusado a Facebook de haberse convertido en una auténtica bestia en lo que refiere a la propagación del odio y el caso de Cambridge Analytica ha subrayado su papel como "árbitro" de la democracia. ¿Es posible cambiar las reglas que la empresa de Zuckerberg o Google han establecido?
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Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years    

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years     | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence creates novel threats and exacerbates existing ones, says a new report. But we shouldn’t panic just yet.
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Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them. | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Ethan Zuckerman on fighting social media’s echo chamber.
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This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain

This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.
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Potential uses of blokchain: securely owning and monetizing your data
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Google Already Knows Your Flight Is Delayed

Google Already Knows Your Flight Is Delayed | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
The search giant will tell you before your own airline does–a new feature that’s just a taste of things to come.
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Music-Map - The Tourist Map of Music

Music-Map - The Tourist Map of Music | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
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AI company Global Network Of Discovery (GNOD) has created a really clever interactive music map that plots through search terms, the name of an artist and those artists that are closest in style to the artist searched. The closer the other names are to the original artist, the closer they are instyle
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Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris

Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Former Google and Facebook executives are sounding the alarm about the pervasive power of tech, writes Guardian columnist John Harris
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The old idea of the online world as a burgeoning utopia looks to have peaked around the time of the Arab spring, and is in retreat.
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Here's What 18 Top Executives Say Will Happen in 2018

Here's What 18 Top Executives Say Will Happen in 2018 | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
First off, artificial intelligence is just going to keep getting bigger.
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This AI Writes Horror Stories, And They’re Surprisingly Scary

This AI Writes Horror Stories, And They’re Surprisingly Scary | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
It was trained on the spookiest stories on the web, but human collaborators make its stories truly terrifying.
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This tool lets you see–and correct–the bias in an algorithm

This tool lets you see–and correct–the bias in an algorithm | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Accenture’s new Fairness Tool is a way to quickly evaluate whether your data is creating fair outcomes.
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This Tiny Gadget Creates An Uncensored Mini Internet

This Tiny Gadget Creates An Uncensored Mini Internet | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
This hotspot comes with a side of civil disobedience.
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Three problems with Facebook’s plan to kill hate speech using AI

Three problems with Facebook’s plan to kill hate speech using AI | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI will largely automate the process of censorship, but that assumes profound progress will be made.
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Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
As the furore surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition and use of people’s personal Facebook data has grown over the past few days, thousands of people have taken to social media to announce that they’re deleting Facebook. Social media listening tool Sysomos reports that people have posted more than 400,000 tweets containing the #DeleteFacebook hashtag in the …
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Would Twitter Ruin Bee Democracy?

Would Twitter Ruin Bee Democracy? | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Simple-majority democracy is used by many animals. But they don’t have social media.

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Terrible people have learned to exploit the internet. Yasmin Green is fighting back.

Terrible people have learned to exploit the internet. Yasmin Green is fighting back. | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
The Jigsaw team at Alphabet brings people who were radicalized online back from the brink, one video at a time.
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The House That Spied on Me

The House That Spied on Me | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.
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Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it

Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Facebook's new DensePose AI is like DeepFakes for bodies. 2D image-mapping to 3D humans in video hasn't been done like this before.
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The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Software developer Eugenia Kuyda is releasing the code to her Replika chatbot, which can inject emotion into conversations.
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Your city is watching you

Your city is watching you | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Machine learning and computer vision will transform our cities
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Redesigning the city with image recognition and machine learning
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Hackers are on the brink of launching a wave of AI attacks

Hackers are on the brink of launching a wave of AI attacks | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence's ability to learn will be key in cyberdefence and attack
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The Web began dying in 2014, here's how

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google, and Facebook are at the center of a fundamental transformation of the Web - which will end with bypassing it completely.
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Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, chec
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