Google will revamp algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas church shooter

Google says it will improve its algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a horrific church attack Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/google-will-revamp-algorithm-after-surfacing-fake-news-tweets-on-texas-church-shooter.html

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Amazon 'reviewing' website after suggesting bomb-making materials to customers

Amazon said it’s “reviewing” its website algorithm after it reportedly suggested bomb-making materials to customers after they made purchases.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/amazon-reviewing-website-after-suggesting-bomb-making-materials-to-customers.html

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Artificial intelligence could help us see farther into space than ever before

New AI algorithm is 10 million times faster at analyzing images of so-called “gravitational lenses” in space. That means that analysis which previously took months can now be carried out in a fraction a second.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/artificial-intelligence-could-help-us-see-farther-into-space-than-ever-before.html

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Computer-generated 'brain age' estimates how much time you've got left

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a machine learning algorithm that can look at people’s “brain age” and use this to predict their lifespan. Here’s how it works.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/computer-generated-brain-age-estimates-how-much-time-youve-got-left.html

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Facebook to rank content it deems 'authentic' higher on the News Feed

Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm in an effort to rid its site of spam and clickbait. On Tuesday, Facebook announced it is adding signals to its News Feed algorithm to identify “authentic” posts from people and pages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/facebook-to-rank-content-it-deems-authentic-higher-on-news-feed.html

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Zuckerberg denies Facebook's 'fake news' tilted election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the social media network’s news algorithm Thursday after accusations that the company allowed “fake news” to tilt the election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/11/zuckerberg-denies-facebooks-fake-news-tilted-election.html

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Facebook's Trending Feed falls prey to fake stories following purge of human editors

Facebook may have to fix its newly automated Trending topics section after its algorithm suffered two consecutive blunders regarding fake, and obscene, news stories. The errors could force the platform to embrace human editors once again.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/31/facebooks-trending-feed-falls-prey-to-fake-stories-following-purge-human-editors.html

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Google Unleashes Mobilegeddon on Unprepared Websites


Google on Tuesday initiated changes to its search algorithm to address increased use of mobile devices, and there is about a week left before the full impact of its new metric is felt in full. Due to its ability to seriously hurt the revenues of small and mid-sized sites, the change is being referred to as “Mobilegeddon.” Mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic for the first time last year. By some estimates, about 60 percent of all Web traffic arrives on the wheels of mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81962.html?rss=1

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