Posts Tagged ‘machine learning’

Can AI Explain Obesity Better Than Humans?

December 18, 2022 — More than a few writers have been worrying lately about a new artificial intelligence app, ChatGPT. In the Guardian, Alex Hern supposed that it will put professors and journalists out of their jobs. So we wondered. Could this implementation of AI demonstrate an understanding of obesity? The obvious answer was to give it a try. […]

The Bigot in the Machine

December 7, 2022 — We live in an age of algorithms and machine learning, says Professor Barbara Fister. But we should be aware that a bigot can find its way into the machine. She explains: “A provider of healthcare decision-making software that helps to manage care for some 200 million people each year wanted to create an algorithm to […]

Dietary Dark Matter: What Are We Eating?

July 23, 2020 — Do you know what you’re having for lunch? You might think so. But in fact, the food that we are consuming is so complex, that we only have a vague idea of what’s in it. Through a project called FooDB, scientists have cataloged more than 70,000 biologically active chemicals that may be present in our […]