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Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people 'gorillas'

The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech: sensitivity.

By July 1, 2015


Most memorable 'Game of Thrones' faces, according to algorithm (pictures)

MIT applied its special algorithm that can predict how memorable faces in images will be to determine the "Game of Thrones" characters most likely to stick in your head.

12 Images By June 13, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Algorithms aplenty, wearables for you, robots for rover

In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.

By June 12, 2015


Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

By July 28, 2014


Robot makes prank calls via the Prankophone (Tomorrow Daily 273 show notes)

The robotic melodies from the Prankophone are likely to confuse anyone on the other end of the line, but because the tone the device creates is unique to the particular number it dials, getting a call from this contraption would be kind of special (and annoying).

By November 10, 2015


What makes a video go viral -- by the people who claim they do it

A survey examines why people share videos and contribute to making them go viral. Some claim to share them as a passive-aggressive act.

By October 19, 2015


Why Silicon Valley believes robo-advisers can save investors from themselves

Startups are making it cheap to invest like the super rich do. They say computers can manage money better and at a lower cost than emotional, irrational humans.

By September 21, 2015


New algorithms speed secure communications for Chrome on Android

Security is a constant cat-and-mouse game, and Google is promoting new algorithms that combine stronger security with faster performance to keep attackers at bay.

By April 25, 2014


The adorable algorithm that writes your Craigslist personal ad for you

Collective Love wants to take the pain out of finding the perfect casual encounter -- or, at least, the drudgery.

By March 31, 2014


Music and technology: The triumph of the human ear

Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.

By July 15, 2015