Study finds big benefits in embracing vehicle safety tech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alerting drivers to potential threats through “driver-assist” warning systems has been shown to reduce the odds of a crash. Using cameras or radar, each tool detects potentially dangerous anomalies, such as drifting from a lane, and alerts drivers to the threat. A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers published in […]

Researcher finds that U.S. wireless networks are throttling video streaming 24/7

[ad_1] A new study by David Choffnes, an assistant professor of computer and information science at Northeastern, found that almost all wireless carriers pervasively slow down internet speed for video streaming, even when networks are not overloaded. Credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University All wireless carriers admit to doing it: They slow down internet speed for video […]

Study finds workers would rather be replaced by a robot than another person

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers with the Technical University of Munich and Erasmus University Rotterdam has found evidence that suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot rather than another human being. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Armin Granulo, Christoph Fuchs and Stefano Puntoni describe […]

Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive language. All five datasets, compiled by academics for research, showed bias against Twitter […]