18-09-2018

Computer Sciences

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting ...

Computer Sciences

Deepfakes: What fairies and aliens can teach us about fake videos

"Deepfake" is the name being given to videos created through artificially intelligent deep learning techniques. Also referred to as "face-swapping", the process involves inputting a source video of a person into a computer, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Smart grids: Enhancing resilience

Robustness of urban infrastructures in situations of crisis mainly depends on stable power supply. This is a particular challenge when planning future smart grids that have to cope with volatile conditions anyway. Smart grids ...

Computer Sciences

Mathematicians calculate the safest way home

A mobile app that guides pedestrians along the safest instead of quickest route to their destination is being developed by researchers at Cardiff University.

Computer Sciences

There's a reason AI is so bad at conversation

"I'm sorry, I didn't quite get that." Anyone who has ever tried to have a deeper conversation with a virtual assistant like Siri knows how frustrating it can be. That's despite the fact that AI systems like it are increasingly ...

Internet

Study suggests Facebook's war on fake news is gaining ground

In the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous steps to curb the flow of misinformation on its site. Under intense political pressure, it's had to put up a fight: ...

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