Computer Sciences

A novel multi-modal image retrieval system

With the amount of information on the internet increasing by the minute, and retrieving meaningful data from it is sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) systems are capable ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Exploring the nuances of AI use in news production

Throughout the course of history, technology has continually transformed the news media industry—telegraph, radio, television and then the internet. Yet despite these evolutions, technology remained the medium and human ...

Engineering

Squid skin–inspired material is a game changer

Inside a lab in the Calit2 building, Aleksandra Strzelecka opens a drawer, pulls out a small square sheet and hands it to a visitor. The brownish, rubbery material stretches to more than double its original size.

Computer Sciences

The limitations of AI-generated text

Artificial intelligence has reached a point where it can compose text that sounds so human that it dupes most people into thinking it was written by another person. These AI programs—based on what are called autoregressive ...

Machine learning & AI

AI researchers take aim at COVID-19 'infodemic'

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, the World Health Organization and the United Nations issued a stark warning: An "infodemic" of online rumors and fake news relating to COVID-19 was impeding public health efforts and causing ...

Computer Sciences

A model that can generate humorous versions of existing headlines

Over the past decade or so, computer scientists have developed a growing number of computational models that can generate, edit and analyze texts. While some of these models have achieved remarkable results, some aspects ...

Computer Sciences

Auto-updating websites when facts change

Many companies put millions of dollars towards content moderation and curbing fake news. But what about the old news and misinformation that is still out there?

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