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‘Virtual assistant Alexa gives hazardous advice’

‘Virtual assistant Alexa gives hazardous advice’

A recent incident reveals that Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can encourage users to perform dangerous actions. According to The Verge, Alexa encouraged a child to hold a coin against the exposed contacts of a powered phone charger after being asked to cite a 'fun challenge'. After the child i... Read more

date11 months ago
Google fined in France over misleading rating system for hotels

Google fined in France over misleading rating system for hotels

Google has been fined €1.1 million over misleading star ratings for hotels in France. The company has agreed to pay the fine after it had been applying its own algorithm-driven system of ratings for hotels applied on its search engine and Google Maps. However, back in 2019, several complaints ... Read more

date2 years ago
Researchers create an algorithm for forecasting COVID-19 outbreaks

Researchers create an algorithm for forecasting COVID-19 outbreaks

A team of researchers has come up with an algorithm that can be used to analyse Google searches and tweets to forecast COVID-19 outbreaks. The team, steered by Harvard scientists Nicole Kogan and Mauricio Santillana, presented the algorithm in a journal submitted last Thursday to the arXiv scien... Read more

date2 years ago