Algorithms

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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.

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.

Mind the fake news

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

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A bumpy road ahead

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

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Classy Facebook

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