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 ...

Machine learning & AI

An approach to enhance question answering (QA) models

Identifying the correct answer to a question often entails gathering large amounts of information and understanding complex ideas. In a recent study, a team of researchers at New York University (NYU) and Facebook AI Research ...

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

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?

Computer Sciences

Less scatterbrained scatterplots for data science

Scatterplots. You might not know them by name, but if you spend more than 10 minutes online you'll find them everywhere. They're popular in news articles, in the data science community, and, perhaps most crucially, for internet ...

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