Computer Sciences

Using Spotify data to predict what songs will be hits

Two students and researchers at the University of San Francisco (USF) have recently tried to predict billboard hits using machine-learning models. In their study, pre-published on arXiv, they trained four models on song-related ...

Computer Sciences

How well do explanation methods for machine-learning models work?

Imagine a team of physicians using a neural network to detect cancer in mammogram images. Even if this machine-learning model seems to be performing well, it might be focusing on image features that are accidentally correlated ...

Machine learning & AI

Interpretable machine learning predicts terrorism worldwide

About 20 years ago, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killed almost 3,000 people in the World Trade Center, New York and at the Pentagon. Since then, a vast amount of research has been carried out to better understand ...

Computer Sciences

A model to determine the impact of DDoS attacks using Twitter data

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are designed to prevent legitimate users from accessing specific network systems, have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. These attacks make services ...

Computer Sciences

Model moves computers closer to understanding human conversation

An engineer from the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing has developed a machine learning model that can distinguish functions of speech in transcripts of dialogs outputted by language understanding, or ...

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