We're increasingly relying on computers and robots, but we aren't reaching Terminator levels quite yet.

Is this the rise of the robots? Probably not

Sep 23, 2015
Pedro Domingos' book 'The Master Algorithm' explores technology and our future.
Posted In: algorithm, technology, virtual, future
Doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland transplant a kidney from a living donor into the patient recipient.

An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

Jun 17, 2015
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.
Posted In: kidneys, surgery, algorithm

Algorithm as Art

Apr 2, 2015
Imagine an auction where you could buy algorithms...
Posted In: algorithms, algorithm, art

How an algorithm is taught to be prejudiced

Feb 3, 2015
Algorithms may be learning stereotypes – and abetting data discrimination.
Posted In: algorithms, discrimination, algorithm
Travelers at Logan International Airport on Jan. 26 in Boston attempt to get out ahead of the massive storm due to hit the Northeast.

You're grounded: How airlines make those tough calls

Jan 26, 2015
The decision to cancel flights in the face of a storm is complicated.
Posted In: Airlines, algorithm

Building a better news feed

Aug 21, 2014
When social media algorithms confuse engagement with approval.
Posted In: Twitter, social media, algorithm

Choosing a bra: Personal fitter vs. online algorithm

Oct 19, 2012
Women spend a lot of money on bras, but is it better to find the best bra through a personal shopper or a website's algorithm?
Posted In: bras, Retail, algorithm