Are You On The Wrong Side Of An Algorithm?

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Research carried out in Australia by US data experts have highlighted the possible dangers of a future where, by default, many of us could fall foul of unchecked big-data and automated algorithmic decision-making. Travels Yield Insights After travelling around Australia studying the potential risks posed by algorithmic decisions affecting more parts of our lives, Dr […]

Google Search Results Biased Says Trump

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President Donald Trump has criticised Google for what he sees as hiding “fair media” coverage of him in its search engine results in a way that amounts to left-wing political bias and negativity. Tweeting Again The US President’s latest swipe at a tech giant accused Google of prioritising negative news stories from the “national left-wing […]

Facebook Promptly Removes Mynamar Military Accounts

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Facebook has reacted quickly and taken down many accounts of Myanmar’s military leaders after a damning UN report accused them of genocide and war crimes against the Muslim Rohingya population. Removed It has been reported that, following the release of the report, Facebook removed a total of 18 user accounts, and 52 pages associated with […]

Diabetes Eye Disease Diagnosing System Needs No Doctors

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An AI system for diagnosing eye disease caused by diabetes that has been approved for use in the US works autonomously and doesn’t need a doctor to interpret its results. New Way To Solve Old Problem Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness among adults, is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the blood […]