By mining a vast database of high-school yearbook photos, a machine-vision algorithm reveals the change in hairstyles, clothing, and even smiles over the last century. From November …
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Facebook intervenes to prevent suicide. How about to prevent radicalization? And let's face it: Google and others make it easy to find videos of people being murdered.
An algorithm's list of the most influential universities contains some surprising entries.
Overdevelopment in China has created urban regions known as ghost cities that are more or less uninhabited. Nobody knew how bad the problem was until Baidu used its Big Data Lab to find out.
Understanding how road networks influence the spread of towns is a key goal of urban science. The digitization of one of the greatest maps ever made should help.
New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
Fears that an obscure feature coming to Apple's mobile browser will kill the ad industry appear overblown.
The counterintuitive distribution of digits in certain data sets turns out to be a powerful tool for detecting strange behavior on social networks.