Category Archives: Technology

Supply shortages mean the one-shot Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine is no silver bullet.

That is because in the US, children under 18 make up about a quarter of the population but aren’t yet allowed to receive the shots. As well, about 30% of American adults claim they won’t get a covid-19 vaccine at all. Children and vaccine doubters together make up half the population. By August, the three […]

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 […]

How to Fix Broken Registry Items in Windows

The Windows Registry holds important files that are essential for the proper functioning of the Windows operating system, system apps, and processes. The majority of changes made to your computer are stored in keys and entries known as Registry Files. These files are responsible for the optimal functioning of many system applications and processes. As […]

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021 | MIT Technology Review

TikTok recommendation algorithms Since its launch in China in 2016, TikTok has become one of the world’s fastest-growing social networks. It’s been downloaded billions of times and attracted hundreds of millions of users. Why? Because the algorithms that power TikTok’s “For You” feed have changed the way people become famous online. While other platforms are […]