Researchers created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to identify clinical depression with 70 percent accuracy, while human general practitioners achieved a 42 percent success rate.
Algorithms can dictate whether you get a mortgage or how much you pay for insurance. But sometimes they’re wrong – and sometimes they are designed to deceive.
Security experts believe machine learning and artificial intelligence are critical in combating crime, but the associated need for data access is likely to escalate concerns about privacy.
A ruling that transferring 1.6m patient records to Google’s DeepMind broke the law is welcome. But public debate on the topic remains severely stunted.
Officials from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will meet next month to discuss plans to press technology firms to share encrypted data with security agencies, Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday.
An astonishing project is under way to build a “digital time machine” that will show us in fine detail the lives of ordinary Venetians across a thousand years of history.
A federal district court has held that firing public school teachers based on the results of a secret algorithm is unconstitutional. The case, Houston Federation of Teachers vs. Houston Independent School District, concerned a commercial software company’s proprietary appraisal system that was used to score teachers.
…it’s not only the price you pay that will be affected.
A machine-learning algorithm could spot liars in 95% of cases.