Daily Archives: February 26, 2021

What is an “algorithm”? It depends whom you ask

Similarly, New York City is considering Int 1894, a law that would introduce mandatory audits of “automated employment decision tools,” defined as “any system whose function is governed by statistical theory, or systems whose parameters are defined by such systems.” Notably, both bills mandate audits but provide only high-level guidelines on what an audit is. […]

An AI is training counselors to deal with teens in crisis

The chatbot uses GPT-2 for its baseline conversational abilities. That model is trained on 45 million pages from the web, which teaches it the basic structure and grammar of the English language. The Trevor Project then trained it further on all the transcripts of previous Riley role-play conversations, which gave the bot the materials it […]

How to Pick Instagram Names for Boys

Even though women and female teenagers are Instagram’s most common demographic, this doesn’t mean that the social media platform doesn’t have its fair share of male users. There are so many reasons why someone would want to create an Instagram account, as it’s a great way to communicate with friends or family, while keeping up […]