Machine Learning & AI

The ethics of emerging technologies

In today's digital age, artificial intelligence and big data are helping people navigate the world in new ways. While many researchers are using these new tools to innovate and advance different disciplines, a few, like Fred ...

Computer Sciences

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for ...

Security

Electric vehicles send real-time data to Chinese government

When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government.

Computer Sciences

Big Data Analytics to automatically detect events in smart cities

With a growing number of devices connected to the internet and countless people sharing their live experiences online, a huge amount of useful data is being generated every minute. The analysis of this data could improve ...

Internet

Despite digital revolution, distance still matters

Even when people have well-connected social networks beyond their home cities and across state lines, they are still most frequently interacting with people who are very geographically near.

Computer Sciences

A system purely for developing high-performance, big data codes

Computer scientists from Rice University's DARPA-funded Pliny Project believe they have the answer for every stressed-out systems programmer who has struggled to implement complex objects and workflows on 'big data' platforms ...

Computer Sciences

An unbiased approach for sifting through big data

Researchers have developed a complex system model to evaluate the health of populations in some U.S. cities based only on the most significant variables expressed in available data. Their unbiased, network-based probabilistic ...

Computer Sciences

'Learning database' speeds queries from hours to seconds

A tool that makes large databases work smarter, not harder, could unlock the potential of big data to drive medical research, inform business decisions and speed up a slew of other applications that today are mired in a worldwide ...

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