Posts Tagged: 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…
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Deep-learning algorithm can mimic any voice based on just 60 seconds of speech

Do you remember the cool Mission Impossible tech that lets Tom Cruise’s character mimic the voice of any other character? Well, a Montreal-based startup called Lyrebird just invented it for real.

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Machine learning algorithm can help predict depression based on MRI scans

A proof-of-concept project at the University of Texas at Austin shows that a machine learning system can predict with 75 percent accuracy whether an individual has a major depressive disorder based on MRI scans.

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Computer says no: New Jersey is using an algorithm to make bail recommendations

If you get arrested in New Jersey, you could find yourself either approved or denied bail based on the recommendation of an algorithm. And, believe it or not, it could help banish bias.

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Facebook’s trending algorithm promoted a 9/11 truther story

Facebook's trending news algorithm has failed once again. Earlier today, Facebook users who clicked on the "9/11" trending topic on the social network were directed to a tabloid story by The Daily Star, which claimed that bombs destroy the World Trad…
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Smart algorithm models delivery routes on the method bees use to seek nectar

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it’s resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.

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