Algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns

Inside a cavernous stone fortress in downtown Pittsburgh, attorney Robin Frank defends parents at one of their lowest points – when they risk losing their children. The job is never easy, but in the past she knew what she was up against when squaring off against child protective services in family court. Now, she worries […]

Deep learning algorithm can detect earthquakes by filtering

When applied to datasets from the Long Beach area, the algorithms detected many more earthquakes, making it easier to find out how and where they started. And when applied to a data In the 2014 earthquake that also struck La Habra, California, the team observed four times more seismic detections in the “denoized” data than […]

Meta’s new learning algorithm could teach AI to multitask

Data2vec is part of a big trend towards artificial intelligence. models who can learn to understand the world in more than one way. “It’s a smart idea,” says Ani Kembhavi, who studies vision and language at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle. “This is a promising advance when it comes to generalized systems […]

Facebook algorithm marks ‘anchor’ in horticultural group as violation

moderation Facebook The horticultural group in western New York is not without its challenges. There have been complaints about woolly bugs, bad weather, and novice members insisting on using dish soap on their plants. And then there is the word “anchor”. Facebook‘s algorithms sometimes flag this particular word as “violating community standards”, apparently referring to […]

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