I am locked in a quiet, carpeted room, listening to a robotic voice on my iPhone. When the voice pauses, I repeat after it: “Jo’s gentlemanly demeanour amused and set … read more »
Google may be a master at data wrangling, but one of its products has been making bogus data-driven predictions. A study of Google’s much-hyped flu tracker has consistently overestimated flu cases in … read more »
4. Mapping America’s emotional state Psychiatrists aren’t running machine learning on their patients’ Twitter profiles – yet. But large volumes of tweets can be used to make assertions about the … read more »
There were temporal trends too. “The saddest was Hunter College High School,” says Bar-Yam. “It turns out that we collected data just after they came back from vacation.” Alan Mislove of … read more »
Following his successful use of Twitter in the 2008 US presidential election campaign, Barack Obama is seen by many political pundits as the king of social media. But according to … read more »
No, it’s not science fiction: a new illusion that looks like a flight through space simultaneously tricks your brain in three different ways.