Bots might prove harder to detect in 2020 elections

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) computer scientist, Emilio Ferrara, has new research indicating that bots or fake accounts enabled by artificial intelligence on social media have evolved and are now better able to copy human behaviors in order to avoid detection. In the journal First Monday, research by Ferrara […]

A system to automatically detect and collect garbage

[ad_1] A demonstration of the system’s distance approximation. Credit: Bansal et al. Numerous countries worldwide are currently facing major problems related to waste collection, particularly in urban areas, due to the large amount of waste generated daily by the population. Technology could play a significant role in tackling these issues, for instance, through the development […]

Using a smartphone to detect norovirus

[ad_1] A sensitive new device can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water. Credit: American Chemical Society A little bit of norovirus—the highly infectious microbe that causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year—goes a long way. Just 10 particles of the virus can cause illness in humans. A […]

Using a smartphone to detect norovirus

[ad_1] A sensitive new device can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water. Credit: American Chemical Society A little bit of norovirus—the highly infectious microbe that causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year—goes a long way. Just 10 particles of the virus can cause illness in humans. A […]

Wearable sensors detect what's in your sweat

[ad_1] New wearable sensors developed by scientists at UC Berkeley can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. Credit: Bizen Maskey, Sunchon National University Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your […]

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 […]

New tools to detect digital domestic abuse

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Carol is locked in a custody battle with her abusive ex-husband. She has an order of protection against him, but he’s somehow able to access her private photos and post them on Facebook. He hacks into her online accounts, where he poses as her to insult her friends and family. […]

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 […]