Tag Archives: ALGORITHM

Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy

While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it’s still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhythms don’t even show symptoms. A team of researchers from Stanford University might have found a way to effectively diagnose the condition even if a person isn’t exhibiting symptoms and even without a doctor. They’ve developed an algorithm that can detect 14 types of arrhythmia — they also claim that based on their tests, it can perform “better than trained cardiologists.”

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State Governments Use Biased Software to Predict Crimes

We all know there’s a racial disparity in US criminal prosecutions—but imagine if a computer algorithm was being used to insert even more bias into the criminal justice system. According to a damning new report fromProPublica, that’s exactly what’s happening in many states around the country.

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Like Facebook, Instagram Is About to Go—Algorithmic

IF YOU’RE ANYTHING like me, you follow a whole lot of people on Instagram. (Maybe even a few too many—you’ve got over 400 million people to choose from.) You likely follow your friends,some family, a few phenomenal photographers (ahem, HONY), lots of dogs/foodies/world travelers, and maybe a brand or two you like (maybe!). And yet your Instagram is really about you—it reflects your world and what you want to see. Sure, its an idealistic, hyper-curated world, but still it’s a visual feed for you and only you.

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