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Tag: Algorithms

YouTube fame and ghost kitchens on The Future, This Week

This week: welcome to Season 6, with hidden YouTube fame and ghost kitchens.

The words that ate 2018

Each year the Macquarie Dictionary Committee choose a new word that represents the year gone by. Drawn from a short list, the words selected are both innovative and highly topical: so it’s no coincidence we have delved into some of the issues underlying these evolving words.

The Future, This Week 14 Dec 18: fake restaurants, fake news, and monsters

This week from San Francisco: a fake special with restaurants, reviews and monsters.

Our must-listen podcasts from 2018

To celebrate the milestone of producing our 100th podcast and the closing of a successful year, here is a collection of our favourite podcast interviews from 2018.

Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That’s bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

‘Google it’ at your productive peril

Are we heading into a future where workers will have their daily work practices dictated by an algorithm?

Cathy O’Neil on The Future, This Week

This week: a special edition with mathematician and data scientist Dr Cathy O’Neil.

A bumpy road ahead

Fatal Uber crash highlights both AI and non-technical questions about autonomous vehicles.

The Future, This Week 16 March 2018

This week: fixing the web, the farmer wants a bot, and big gigs and solar in the rain in other news.

Lawyers v. AI

AI fought the lawyer, and the AI won.

Classy Facebook

Facebook patents an algorithm that determines social status: your class is its business.

The Future, This Week 12 January 2018

This week: how bots use us to make money online and a recap on algorithms.

Predicting is creating in the science of fashion

If algorithms are taking the art out of fashion, what role is science playing in creating consumer tastes and driving business trends?

AI can’t see my cat

Adversarial examples reveal AI weakness in machine learning process.

What businesses can learn from sports about using algorithms

There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.

How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft by 2030

China is more than capable of reaching its goal of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research, not just follow existing technology.

The Future, This Week 06 October 2017

This week: the algorithm is innocent, Australians in space, and the licence to watch.

The Future, This Week 25 August 2017

This week: what’s up with the hype, computer says no, and the power of playlists.

Why algorithms won’t necessarily lead to utopian workplaces

Using computer algorithms to make decisions about employees might seem like an objective management strategy, but it could actually give an inaccurate picture of productivity and compromise employees’ rights in the process.


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