Taking down human traffickers through online ads

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify similarities across escort ads. The algorithm scans and clusters similarities in text and...

EU outlines ambitious AI regulations focused on risky uses

EU outlines ambitious AI regulations focused on risky uses

European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager, left, and European Commissioner in charge of internal market Thierry Breton participate in a media conference on an EU approach to artificial intelligence, following a weekly meeting of EU Commissioners, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 21, 2021....

Do deep networks ‘see’ as well as humans?

Do deep networks ‘see’ as well as humans?

In the Thatcher Effect (left), two inverted versions of Margaret Thatcher look deceptively similar, but look dramatically different if you rotate this page upside-down. By comparing the distance between such upright and inverted faces in deep networks, the authors were able to track whether the Thatcher effect arises in deep...

Robots benefit special education students

Robots benefit special education students

Credit: University of Twente Researchers at the University of Twente have discovered that primary school children in both regular and special needs schools make strides when they learn together with a robot. On 30 April, both Daniel Davison and Bob Schadenberg will obtain their Ph.D.s from UT, with comparable research...

A study finds gender bias in music recommendation algorithms

A study finds gender bias in music recommendation algorithms

Credit: Marta Cuesta for Pixabay Although the problem of gender discrimination is already found in the music industry, music recommendation algorithms would be increasing the gender gap. Andrés Ferraro and Xavier Serra, researchers of the Music Technology research group (MTG) of the UPF Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC),...

Brain-on-a-chip would need little training

Advances in artificial intelligence technology is leading to the development of neural networks that mimic the biology of the brain. Credit: KAUST A neural network that mimics the biology of the brain can be loaded onto a microchip for faster and more efficient artificial intelligence. A biomimicking "spiking" neural network...

Researchers use AI to empower environmental regulators

Brick kiln chimneys outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Nina Brooks Like superheroes capable of seeing through obstacles, environmental regulators may soon wield the power of all-seeing eyes that can identify violators anywhere at any time, according to a new Stanford University-led study. The paper, published the week of April 19 in...

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