Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change

[ad_1] Newspapers have often blamed Google’s algorithm for plumenting online traffic and the industry’s decline Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm. The world’s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms—a set of instructions […]

How an algorithm can help us detect fake news

[ad_1] In an attempt to address the growing problem of fake news online, an algorithm that identifies patterns in language may help distinguish between factual and inaccurate news articles. Credit: Shutterstock Have you ever read something online and shared it among your networks, only to find out it was false? As a software engineer and […]

An algorithm to teach robots pre-grasping manipulation strategies

[ad_1] Credit: Berscheid, Meissner & Kröger. When human beings reach out to grasp a given object, they often need to push clutter out of the way in order to isolate it and ensure that there is enough room to pick it up. Even though humans are not always fully aware that they are doing it, […]

An algorithm to detect outside influences on the media

[ad_1] Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL researchers recently developed an algorithm that maps out the media landscape and reveals biases and hidden influences in the news industry. News consumers may not be aware that the way their local media outlet selects and presents news stories can be affected by the media group that […]

A new algorithm enables more realistic sound effects in VR

[ad_1] Credit: Doug Jame, Stanford University When we watch movies or play video games, the right sound effects can help make scenes more realistic: When a grizzled gambler rolls a silver dollar across a card table in a silver screen saloon, the sound seems to travel from ear to ear, a trick movie-makers can accomplish […]