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    Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

    Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

    Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with more than 30 public and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits and academic institutions through a partnership with the Cancer Research Institute to use predictive… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Facebook Made Us All Dead

    Facebook has a bug and has switched their profiles to being memorialized, Mark Zuckerberg affirms that Facebook didn’t affect election and Singles’ Day breaks shopping records. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

    Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

    If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more recently. Yes, the new Instagram algorithm that rearranges the order of posts to show you the “best” posts first is now going live. We already knew that the company was planning… Read More

  • MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

    MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

    Swarms of drones flying in terrifyingly perfect formation could be one step closer, thanks to a control algorithm being developed at MIT. Read More

  • MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created an algorithm they claim can predict how memorable or forgettable an image is almost as accurately as a human — which is to say that their tech can predict how likely a person would be to remember or forget a particular photo. Read More

  • An Inconvenient Proof Crunch Network

    An Inconvenient Proof

    An Inconvenient Proof refers to the fact that personalization algorithms proselytize via code. Designed to scrutinize our lives, they’re also programmed to influence our behavior. Created by humans, every algorithm is imbued with the biases, business goals and personal agendas of their manufacturers. This doesn’t make artificial intelligence malevolent. But unless individuals… Read More

  • The Winners & Losers Of Google’s Freshness Update Revealed

    The Winners & Losers Of Google’s Freshness Update Revealed

    Search analytics provider Searchmetrics spent the weekend examining the effects of last week’s changes to the Google algorithm – changes that Google said would affect around one in three Web searches. According the company’s initial analysis, sites with fresher, more-up-to-date content, including many news sites, blogs, broadcasters and brand sites, have indeed seen a boost… Read More