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Mental health algorithm can tell if you’re depressed by analyzing your tweets

An algorithm created by computer scientists suggests that the language we use on Twitter could help reveal early warning signs of mental health issues, such as clinical depression.

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Twitter’s Algorithm Needs To Chill, Says Its Users

Twitter is constantly testing and tweaking the algorithm that shows its users “the best tweets first” in their timelines. But within the past month or so, the algorithm has started filling some people's timelines with such old tweets they've started protesting loudly.

The complaints suggest that some of users' worst fears about the algorithmic timeline are coming true: Namely, that messing with Twitter's reverse chronological…
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Google Researchers Made An Algorithm To Delete Watermarks From Photos

“Researchers at Google have found a vulnerability in the way watermarks are used by stock imagery sites like Adobe Stock that makes it possible to remove the opaque stamp used to protect copyright,” writes Khari Johnson via VentureBeat. “The consistent nature in which the watermarks are placed on photos can be exploited using an algorithm trained to recognize and automatically remove watermarks.” From the report: Changing the position or opacity of a watermark do not impact the algorithm’s ability to remove watermarks from images with copyright protection. Randomization, the researchers say, is required to keep images from being stolen. In results presented at the Computer Vision and Pattern…
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Computer says no: New Jersey is using an algorithm to make bail recommendations

If you get arrested in New Jersey, you could find yourself either approved or denied bail based on the recommendation of an algorithm. And, believe it or not, it could help banish bias.

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