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Machine learning is contributing to a “reproducibility crisis” within science

Machine learning is contributing to a “reproducibility crisis” within science Scientific discoveries made using machine learning techniques cannot be automatically trusted, a statistician from Rice University has warned. A growing trend: Machine...

A UK parliamentary committee has accused Facebook of being “digital gangsters”

A UK parliamentary committee has accused Facebook of being “digital gangsters” A new, independent regulator should oversee tech companies and ensure they abide by a compulsory ethics code, a UK parliamentary...

What if you could diagnose endometriosis with a tampon?

On an unremarkable side street in Oakland, California, a few blocks down from an animal dermatologist and just past an organic grocery store, Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire are trying...

Explainer: What is quantum communication?

Barely a week goes by without reports of some new mega-hack that’s exposed huge amounts of sensitive information, from people’s credit card details and health records to companies’ valuable intellectual...

The technology behind OpenAI’s fiction-writing, fake-news-spewing AI, explained

Last Thursday (Feb. 14), the nonprofit research firm OpenAI released a new language model capable of generating convincing passages of prose. So convincing, in fact, that the researchers have refrained from...

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending February 16, 2019)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv. Source link

A harpoon has just successfully speared a piece of space junk

A harpoon has just successfully speared a piece of space junk This is the third in a series of successful space trash clean up tests by the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft. Gotcha: The RemoveDEBRIS...

AI is reinventing the way we invent

Regina Barzilay’s office at MIT affords a clear view of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Amgen’s drug discovery group is a few blocks beyond that. Until recently, Barzilay, one...

Facebook is set to pay a multi-billion dollar fine to settle a US privacy...

Facebook is set to pay a multi-billion dollar fine to settle a US privacy probe The fine is likely to be the largest the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  has ever imposed on a...

NASA’s new telescope will investigate the evolution of the universe

NASA’s new telescope will investigate the evolution of the universe The telescope is projected to launch in 2023. A bit of a mouthful: This week, NASA announced it will create the Spectro-Photometer...

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