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# Algorithm

All time
# Body Image
Schull teens travel to Dublin to tell Facebook to 'face up' to impact of algorithms
The students are calling on Minister Catherine Martin to hold an urgent inquiry into the conduct of Facebook.
Scientists trial AI-system which could diagnose dementia in one scan
Earlier intervention could help slow the disease’s progression and ensure patients have more information on their situation.
# Leaving Cert
One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades
10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.
# I'M FEELING UNLUCKY
Google vows fix for 'inappropriate' search results
The search engine was bringing people to fake news.
# Disorder
Instagram is changing the way you see those selfie and food photos
It’s following Facebook’s lead by introducing curated timelines for users.
# say what you see
Soon robots will be able to see the world the same way we do
Recognising objects and figuring out if you’re happy or not will soon be the norm, and companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are pushing it forward.
# Picture perfect
One of the annoying problems with taking photos could be a thing of the past
A team of researchers have developed a way to get rid of reflections on photos.
# Algorithm
Google apologises after app mistakenly tags black people as 'Gorillas'
A Google representative said it was “appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened.”
# No Hiding
Facebook can recognise you in photos even if it can't see your face
Its new experimental algorithm is able to recognise people with 83% accuracy.
# deciding factors
How does Facebook decide what to show on your newsfeed?
Filtering through 1,500 stories a day isn’t simple.
# Nope
Facebook's 'related' algorithm made quite a serious slip up today
Robots just don’t understand tact.
# the road not taken
Researchers develop algorithm that looks for the most scenic routes
Researchers from Yahoo developed the algorithm and found that on average, the recommended scenic paths were 12% longer than the shortest ones.
# special delivery
Google envisions self-driving cars being used as ad-powered taxis
The company was awarded a patent which would allow businesses to offer customers a free or discounted trip to their stores.
# smooth landing
Watch: Failsafe tech keeps drone flying even when damaged
A new failsafe technology allows a drone to recover and stay in the air after a malfunction or motor failure.
# Groundbreaking
Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues
It was a Dublin mathematician who finally solved this quandary. Yay!
# Facebook
Facebook considers yet another tweak to its news feed
Prepare for yet more temporary outcry: Facebook is thinking of changing its News Feed in a pro-advertiser move.