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Ariella holds a PhD in English and has taught writing to college and graduate students. Since 2005 she has served as a scorer for the SAT essay. She is the owner of Write Way Productions, which publishes Kallah Magazine. Her freelance writing services include articles, press releases, letters, blogs, Web content development, editing, and ad copy, as well as ad design.
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Employers can use social media services and demographic data to target their employment ads to reach only people of a certain age. But is that ethical or even legal?
Facebook's artificial intelligence (AI) for recognizing faces has enabled three new features to help serve users, including one designed to benefit the blind and sight-impaired. But are there privacy implications?
Can you trust the news you read or not? Artificial intelligence is now being applied to help the reading public figure out which news articles can be trusted and which ones are fake news.
It's sometimes difficult for humans to understand tone and sarcasm in text messages, so consider how difficult it is to train computers to understand it. But a new project is employing emojis to help AI understand when humans are employing irony.
Unilever is using machine learning tools to increase the pool of entry level applicants and then test and evaluates candidates in the pool to cull those who are the best fits. Adding machine learning tools reduces bias, increases diversity, and makes the whole process more efficient, according to Unilever.
Appliance maker Whirlpool suspected there was a correlation between student attendance and access to clean clothes. Here's the story of how the company placed washers and dryers in schools and tracked the difference it made in student performance.
The New York Times has only allowed comments to be posted on about 10% of its stories because moderating such comments is a slow process. Now the media company is using artificial intelligence to speed up the process.
Learning can be motivated by rewards, but mostly it is motivated by curiosity. New research examines whether machine learning can embed curiosity, too.
Machine learning-powered chatbots offer companies the possibility of saving money while improving customer service.
AI and machine learning are transforming how companies work with big data. Here's how one organization is implementing the technology.
One of the most visible applications of AI and machine learning in the area of connected cars. Here's how data and analytics are driving these advances.
Do algorithms and AI eliminate bias or do they encode the biases of models? New work on AI policies is designed to shine the light on the black box of model design and use.
Social media and mobile devices may seem like a vast and scary unknown to parents of young children with phones and other devices. Now machine learning is being applied to the problem of protecting the kids.
Supply is not meeting the demand for analytics and data science professionals. Here's how one boot camp is looking to fill that gap.
Organizations around the world still have plenty of work ahead of them in terms of building trust in their data and analytics strategies, according to a report by KPMG.
Led by actor Gary Sinise, a pair of organizations are leveraging technology to provide smart homes to disabled veterans.
A data-driven real estate application helps people find homes that are within a short commute to jobs that they might like.
Pharmaceutical and laboratory company QIAGEN has deployed a set of algorithms designed to tap into big data sources and highlight new customers and sales opportunities.
A short film based on an AI-based screenplay may not have been fine cinema but it showed the potential for algorithm driven screenwriting.
Ideal.com works to take the gut decision out of the hiring process, replacing it with data analytics.
A couple of projects by Intel are changing the way athletes fine-tune their performance and fans view games.
A new tool for law enforcement agencies promises to use big data to calculate a person's threat level. But privacy advocates question both the concept and its execution.
A France-based social site takes some of the cash considerations out of home sharing for vacation travel.
A new generation of wearable fitness devices is focused on style, for those who want it, and on convenience, as in built into shoes or earbuds.
It's not just what you say but how you say it that can indicate whether that romantic relationship is destined to last, and data provides the clues.
Analytics tools can be used to help citizens identify who are the real sponsors of pending legislative initiatives, saving people many, many hours of reading and research.
If companion robots that are already popular in Japan are to make it big in the US and other countries, analytics will play a role in adapting their personalities for the likes and dislikes of other cultures.
Hotel chains are moving toward enabling guests to open their room doors and gain other benefits through smart phone apps.
With the opening weekend of pro football upon us, NFL fans can now utilize the same data and analytics that has been available to teams, so they can understand factors such as player speed and precise positioning.
How will a driverless car make life or death decisions, and whose live takes priority? It's an ethical question that will have to be addressed as self-driving cars take to the road.
Predictive analytics have been proving their worth in the retail sector, with examples showing showing the sector how predictive analytics can blend with industry experience in decision making.
A machine-learning algorithm does rap in Finland, drawing on the thousands of songs by leading rap performers to develop lyrics for new works.