Ads, Tweets And Vlogs: How Censorship Works In The Age Of Algorithms

Over the last seven days, online media moguls Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been in the news for stifling the content on their platforms. While Facebook is removing the campaign ads of Donald Trump, YouTube has reportedly halved the number…

5 Decades Of Machine Learning Unfairness: The Eerie Way In Which Prejudice Crept Into Algorithms

The notion of machine learning fairness can be bottled down to the following facets of data pre-processing: Demographic parity Equal opportunity Equalised odds Disparate impact To remove prejudices from a model might not be an impossible task but can any…

How To Make Meta-learning More Effective

Meta-learning was introduced to make machine learning models to learn new skills and adapt to the ever changing environments in the presence of finite training precedents. The main objective of this approach is to find model agnostic solutions. One highly…

A Curious Case Of Algorithmic Bribery: Reward Corruption In Reinforcement Learning

The late 1960s saw a myriad of social experiments conducted at the premier institutes across the world. The Marshmallow Test was one such experiment conducted by Stanford to assess the relation between future success of a kid and their ability…

Is Fooling An AI Algorithm Really That Easy?

AI is everywhere, and companies around the world are constantly working round the clock to integrate more AI in our daily lives. Products like Alexa, Google Home, Siri are our virtual assistants, Autonomous cars are vying to be our drivers,…

YouTube’s Algorithm Messes Up, Shows 9/11 Facts During Live Streaming Of Notre Dame Fire

When the world watched in horror as the beloved French masterpiece, the Notre Dame Cathedral, went up in flames this week, a small section of Twitter users noticed that live streaming of the disaster on YouTube had a small information…

What Is The Travelling Salesman Problem And Solving It With The Branch & Bound Method

The Travelling Salesman is one of the oldest computational problems existing in computer science today. It is also one of the most studied computational mathematical problems, as University of Waterloo suggests. The problem describes a travelling salesman who is visiting…

How Antivirus Softwares Are Evolving With Behaviour-Based Malware Detection Algorithms

Antivirus software is widely used as a way to combat malware and prevent computers from getting compromised. They have also been one of the first users of advanced algorithms that emulate the processes of the human mind. In a method…

Knowledge Graphs Are The Reason Why You See Mona Lisa When You Google da Vinci

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, you would understand how convenient is our life on the internet when we search for a specific thing and get relevant suggestions. This is all thanks to Google’s attempt to provide the…

All The Tech You Need To Know That Powers Speech-To-Text On Your Device

The world today is experiencing a heavy use of speech-to-text technology. it comes as a convenience to many and has a great use across all kinds of professions, students, and just daily lives in general. We are interacting with digital…

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