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Old text messages are letting people chat with the dead
In giving voice to the digital ghosts of the deceased, chatbots are trying to succeed where memories and mementos fail.
Astronomers made a poor bot count 100,000 moon craters
Thank you, patient algorithm, for the most extensive crater catalog yet.
How science fiction could save us from bad technology
Speculation through ‘design fiction’ helps expose human biases—for better and for worse.
Algorithms aren’t all created equal
A recent poll found that most Americans think algorithms are unfair. But was the poll itself biased?
GoPro’s new action camera fixes an annoying quirk with video stabilization
The GoPro Hero 7 Black cranks up the smoothness.
Twitter will let you see your feed in chronological order again—here’s how and why
The algorithm's grip on your social stream may be loosening.
Why this algebra teacher has her students knit in class
Knitting isn’t just for passing time.
Facebook is working on AI tools to fix photos ruined by blinking
It could open closed eyes with surprising accuracy.
Courts use algorithms to help determine sentencing, but random people get the same results
Numbers aren’t always as impartial as they appear.