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AI Has Started Cleaning Up Facebook, but Can It Finish? | WIRED

Artificial intelligence has proved effective at keeping nudity and pornography off of Facebook. But recognizing hate speech and bullying is a much tougher task. — Read on www.wired.com/story/ai-has-started-cleaning-facebook-can-it-finish/

2018-12-18T14:56:19+00:00December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on AI Has Started Cleaning Up Facebook, but Can It Finish? | WIRED

This Chrome extension lets you block all followers of any Twitter users with one click / Boing Boing

I like my filter bubble on Twitter. I have no interest engaging with alt-right nationalists, flat-earthers, trolls, and conspiracy theorists. I learned about a Chrome extension called Twitter Block Chain (nothing to do with blockchains), which will block all the followers of someone's twitter account with one click. It will also block all the accounts…

2018-12-18T14:49:29+00:00December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on This Chrome extension lets you block all followers of any Twitter users with one click / Boing Boing

Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media – The New York Times

Using an array of accounts on multiple platforms and targeting a variety of demographics, the Russians have generated millions of interactions with their posts. — Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/us/russian-social-media-posts.html

2018-12-18T04:46:09+00:00December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media – The New York Times

A radical new neural network design could overcome big challenges in AI – MIT Technology Review

Researchers borrowed equations from calculus to redesign the core machinery of deep learning so it can model continuous processes like changes in health. — Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/612561/a-radical-new-neural-network-design-could-overcome-big-challenges-in-ai/

2018-12-15T04:03:10+00:00December 15th, 2018|Comments Off on A radical new neural network design could overcome big challenges in AI – MIT Technology Review

Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health

Last year, Facebook created an algorithm to monitor teenagers’ moods for signs of insecurity and worthlessness (both risk factors for suicidal thoughts) for the purpose of serving them ads for mental health services. Other offerings like Betterhelp, an online counseling service, have zeroed in on influencer marketing as a way to draw in patients. Health care companies have

2018-12-14T05:13:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health

Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself.

Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-twitter-links.html?partner=rss&emc=rss — Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-twitter-links.html

2018-12-05T05:22:44+00:00December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself.