Machine learning could train software to spot verbal tics associated with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.
A decade after leaving network news, the legendary newsman now has an audience that can talk back in real time.
A meteorologist is harnessing data from the devices’ barometers to improve local forecasting.
Descartes Labs is estimating the health of the American corn crop every week this harvest season.
Techmeme lets readers enter any date since 2006 to see what it looked like that day.
Chris Urmson’s departure raises a host of questions about the future of driverless vehicles.
The stories behind the digital age’s most iconic terms show the human side of technology.
FirstNet was envisioned as a way for police and firefighters to communicate with one another in the wake of 9/11. But four years later, it’s still not up and running.
Why humans should think about technology the way field biologists examine the living world
You’ll never guess what happened when we tried to game the social platform’s algorithm. (What happened was we wrote a bunch of terrible headlines.)
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Six years ago, the world’s biggest library decided to archive every single tweet. Turns out that’s pretty hard to do.
The device has a history of shaming, rather than helping, the hard of hearing. An Object Lesson.
New computer modeling suggests the virus has been underestimated by tens of thousands of cases.
Even relationship troubles can be crowdsourced.
Neither are Google nor Amazon. Here’s why that matters.
Press 🅰 to waterboard.
Algorithms can be used to design cheap, perfect-fitting limbs, orthodontics, and other accessories.
Reader Bob Williamson argues that my solution for coworkers forgetting their key fobs was too “Epimethean”—it requires users to make…
Since the 1920s, “highway hypnosis” has lulled drivers to disaster. An Object Lesson.