Amazon Translate now supports Office documents

Whether your organization is a multinational enterprise present in many countries, or a small startup hungry for global success, translating your content to local languages may be an enduring challenge. Indeed, text data often comes in many formats, and processing them may require several different tools. Also, as all these tools may not support the […]

Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites to Plant Fake Stories

Over the past few years, online disinformation has taken evolutionary leaps forward, with the Internet Research Agency pumping out artificial outrage on social media and hackers leaking documents—both real and fabricated—to suit their narrative. More recently, Eastern Europe has faced a broad campaign that takes fake news ops to yet another level: hacking legitimate news […]

Researchers find evidence of bias in recommender systems

In a new preprint study, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, DePaul University, and the University of Colorado Boulder find evidence of bias in recommender systems like those surfacing movies on streaming websites. They say that as users act on recommendations and their actions are added to the systems (a process known as a […]

Researchers propose using AI to predict which college students might fail physics classes

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers affiliated with West Virginia University and California State Polytechnic University investigate the use of machine learning algorithms to identify at-risk students in introductory physics classes. They claim it could be a powerful tool for educators and struggling college students alike, but critics argue technologies like […]

Smart devices, a cohesive system, a brighter future

If you need a reason to feel good about the direction technology is going, look up Dell Technologies CTO John Roese on Twitter. The handle he composed back in 2006 is @theICToptimist. ICT stands for information and communication. This podcast episode was produced by Insights, the custom content arm of MIT Technology Review. It was […]

Wiley apology for tweets ‘that looked anti-Semitic’ after Twitter ban

Image copyright Getty Images Grime artist Wiley has apologised for “generalising” Jewish people after being banned from social media. In an interview with Sky News, the artist insisted: “I’m not racist.” “My comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people. I want to apologise for generalising, and I want to apologise […]

Google One expands phone backup to all accounts, iPhone app is coming ‘soon’

Google is introducing a handful of upgrades to its Google One service today, including free automatic phone backup and a new dedicated iPhone app. The internet giant launched its Google One program two years ago, serving as a replacement to the existing Google Drive storage plans. All Google Account users get 15GB of storage for […]