Tech

Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous ‘interceptor’ boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning

The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit that designs technology to clean up plastic from the ocean. Microsoft hosted two hackathons to build a machine learning model to help identify waste. The nonprofit is turning plastic ocean waste into new products. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Cleaning up the […]
Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous ‘interceptor’ boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning
Lifestyle

A former Facebook psychiatrist says she’s been ‘training a machine’ to do her job for 5 years. The result is a $95-a-month drug delivery and online therapy service.

Mimi Winsberg worked as an in-house psychiatrist at Facebook. She left the company in June to focus on Brightside, her digital mental-health service that allows doctors to prescribe medicine for anxiety and depression to patients in 30 US states. The Brightside system has patients record their moods, sleep patterns, and […]
A former Facebook psychiatrist says she’s been ‘training a machine’ to do her job for 5 years. The result is a $95-a-month drug delivery and online therapy service.
News

A new algorithm could catch social-media trolls as they try to influence US elections. Researchers are offering it for free.

Researchers have created a machine-learning technique that can identify disinformation campaigns on social media. The algorithm finds patterns of suspicious posts and accounts, which could help companies shut down these campaigns early on. The method works on various social media platforms, which could enable companies to coordinate their efforts. Visit […]
A new algorithm could catch social-media trolls as they try to influence US elections. Researchers are offering it for free.
Tech

A former Google X employee just raised $21 million for his AI startup Streamlit, which is already being used by companies like Uber and Stitch Fix

On Tuesday, the artificial intelligence startup Streamlit announced it raised $US21 million in Series A funding. Streamlit CEO and co-founder Adrien Treuille first saw snags in building AI apps when he worked on projects like self-driving cars and Google Glass at Alphabet research subsidiary Google X, now known as X. […]
A former Google X employee just raised $21 million for his AI startup Streamlit, which is already being used by companies like Uber and Stitch Fix