How a consumer genetics company amassed a database of willing research participants.
At CES, where Internet-connected devices abound, Samsung says all its products will be connected by 2020.
At the annual gadget show, wearable-device makers are moving beyond activity-tracking wristbands.
The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.
Aggregate data and decision making are being hoarded by a few technology companies with powerful data infrastructure. Does it have to be this way? Or could we create a future in which this data infrastructure is available for use by anyone in the world?
A company called Seeing Machines wants to use cameras and software to make sure you’re focused on driving.
In September, computer scientists revealed that machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition; and the turning point occurred in 2012.
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In December, Google engineers trained a machine-learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. In January, network scientists revealed that your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.