Masthash

#Algorithm

Al Wirtes
4 hours ago

When this happens on #Mastodon, I know it’s not the #algorithm.

A screenshot of two Mastodon posts showing people screaming.
Paul Chambers
8 hours ago

If you want to get your freak on, and use, or have used, #HULU, go to their privacy section and request a 'Right to Know' privacy report of the personal information they have about you. #Privacy

I did because I haven't used Hulu, or been to their website, for many, many years and they sent me a birthday discount coupon.

What is most alarming is who they think I am as determined by their "Tastes and Onboarding"
#algorithm.

https://secure.hulu.com/account/privacy

When it's your birthday and you're eligible for a free month trial of Hulu, it's like having your cake and eating it too. Come back to Hulu for some of TV's best shows, hit movies, Originals, and more.
Stahlbrandt
9 hours ago

Backdoor in the #TEA1 based #TETRA radio network for secure communication in use by over 100 countries. The TEA1 #cryptographic #algorithm can be broken in 12 minutes on a regular, commercial laptop. https://www.cryptomuseum.com/radio/tetra/burst.htm

estelle4565
1 day ago

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled on Thursday (7 December) that decision-making by scoring systems that use personal data is unlawful. This makes a lot of services (public or otherwise in breach of GDPR.

Also SCHUFA has been found guilty of breaching the GDPR.

This ruling was a long time coming and is a cause for celebration.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/data-privacy/news/eu-top-courts-ruling-spill-trouble-for-scoring-algorithms/

#gdpr #dsvgo #eu #algorithm

Stock photo of people walking around in a street with numerical scores over their heads.

"Similar"

I meeeean… 2 out of 5? What's similar with those other 3, the existence of *lots* of blood? 😅 #Jellyfin #Anime #Algorithm #GoHomeYoureDrunk #CheekyVampire #HighschoolOfTheDead #Kashimashi #ElfenLied #HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi #MegaMasochist

Screenshot of the personal multimedia suite Jellyfin. It shows the site of Karin, a cute anime about a young high school girl who's also an unusual vampire. Next to it are recommendations for "similar" anime, two being either romance of comedy (Kashimashi as well as "MM!"). However the other three, being "Highschool of the Dead", Elfen Lied and Higurashi, are either gore or straight up horror anime.
OddOpinions5
2 days ago

I see that
@NPR

has 14,000 odd followers

people say there is no #algorithm on #Mastodon but surely having a small number of accounts with so many followers is a de facto algo ?

Joshua Moerman
4 days ago

I want to solve the following problem of #partitions. Consider X = {1, 2, ..., n} and partitions P_1, ..., P_k on this set. I want to find partitions Q_1, ... , Q_l, such that
1. each P_i is coarser than (or equal to) some Q_j;
2. the common refinement of all P_i's is the same as the common refinement of all Q_j's;
3. the number of blocks in all Q_j's is minimal.

Is this a known problem? Or are there any relevant notions I should look up? Ideally, I want an #algorithm to solve it, I guess that it is (NP-)hard.

In the picture you see an instance of this problem. A (small) part of the #partition #lattice for n=6 is drawn. P_1, ..., P_4 have 8 blocks in total, and I can find Q1 and Q2 with 5 blocks together. The common refinement here is the partition {{1}, {2}, ..., {6}}, which has 6 blocks.

Lorraine C.
4 days ago

▶️ The push to turn empty offices into #housing; (about 25% can be converted)

the debate around paid sick days; concerns about teens using nicotine pouches; and turning galaxies and space into music

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/16027755-the-push-turn-empty-offices-housing-debate-around

#canada #housing #officebuilding #emptyofficespace #algorithm #housingcrisis

Johannes Ernst
5 days ago

The third-largest state in Germany has an official #mastodon server.

https://bawü.social/about

(With an umlaut in its domain name!)

Imho all #governments in all countries on all levels should communicate via the #fediverse, instead of via commercial services. Why should a profit-maximizing feed #algorithm, and an ad placement algorithm get between the citizen and their government in a democracy?

Guy Jantic
5 days ago

I have a spambucket account: crap@[myserver].com

dumb spam algorithm = awesome results.

Reminds me of the days of random dictionary semi-grammatical phrases in email subject lines. I enjoyed that accidental dada poetry.

#spam #algorithm #stupid #funny #email #crap

Alan Kotok
5 days ago

A company developing DNA into a feasible method for large-scale data storage unveiled a credit card-sized device using DNA for off-line data storage.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45463

#DNA #Biotechnology #DataStorage #DataCenters #StorageMedia #StartUp #Genomics #Sequencing #Algorithm #France

Michele Banks
5 days ago
100% natural intelligence painting with bright circles
smash the algorithm painting in orange watercolor
ignore the algorithm painting in purple and blue
Alan Kotok
1 week ago

A developer of medical monitoring systems with data from wearable devices will soon start asking individuals with epilepsy to offer data for an algorithm that predicts seizures.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45455

#News #Press #Science #Business #Epilepsy #Seizures #Neuroscience #Wearable #SmartWatch #Algorithm #MachineLearning #ArtificialIntelligence #Forecast #RealWorldData

DopeGhoti
2 weeks ago

Obsequience to The Almighty #Algorithm is just one more thing that has is living in an increasingly #Orwellian #dystopia

We truly are living in an age in which we are observing in fucking real time the adoption of Newspeak.

I was listing to a newscast on the way to get breakfast this morning and was thunderstruck when the anchor of whichever program it happened to be was reporting on Yet Another Multiple Shooting In America.

No one was killed though. No one died.

But the perpetrator did, according to the broadcast which was on national television, "unalive" himself.

What in the strawberry flavored tap-dancing monocle-and-top-hat donning fuck.

Knowledge Zone
2 weeks ago

#ITByte: A #Quantum #Algorithm is an algorithm which runs on a realistic model of quantum computation, the most commonly used model being the #QuantumCircuit model of computation.

Here is an introduction to Quantum Algorithms.

https://knowledgezone.co.in/learning/topics/Quantum-Algorithms;course=Quantum-Computing

@davatron5000

In the #fediverse the #algorithm that is used on #web1 and #web2 on #web3 is client side. Different type of manipulating but similar.

Keep that in mind. 🤯 #infosec algorithm advice on #web3 safety

Benjamin Allocco Is Writing
2 weeks ago

Can we just celebrate for a moment that there is no manipulative artificial algorithm on this platform?

#mastodon #socialmedia #masto #algorithm

SomeGadgetGuy
2 weeks ago

Google has a mountain of behavior data on me, and probably knows how viciously anti-diamond I am. Yet these ads regularly pop up in my news feed.
Google charging a client for an ad hit that will never materialize into traffic for their company, and frustrating me to make more money on totally fake metrics.
Both consumers and advertisers are getting squeezed for a more enshittified experience.

#tech #technology #news #geek #google #algorithm #rant

Olsen
2 weeks ago

Apollo 11 (Edition unread package insert) is a project using the computer to step once more into territory unknown to human beings.

The mission was completed in 2019, the 50 years anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, where the computer was instrumental in enabling the astronauts for humans first step on the moon.

Today, 50 years later, the computer serves more than ever to generate new concepts and to advance into new spheres. In this project, the components of the commercially available scale-modelling set of Apollo 11 (Columbia & Eagle) were entered into a computer.

Using a machine learning algorithm, the computer created five different ways to assemble the model. These five models were all assembled far away from the instructions of the package insert coming along with the scale-modelling set and thus show a push into new dimensions previously untouched by human hands.

More information: https://www.olsen.studio/apollo-11/

#apollo11 #moonlanding #machinelearning #computer #rechner #algorithm #artenumerique #spaceexploration #ai #video #kdenlive #ffmpeg #inkscape #R #Python#Darktable

Video showing the development of the project assembling five different scale-modelling sets of Apollo 11 with the help of a machine learning algorithm. 

The spoken text in the video is as follows: 

Apollo 11 (Edition unread package insert) is a project using the computer to step once more into territory unknown to human beings.

The mission was completed in 2019, the 50 years anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, where the computer was instrumental in enabling the astronauts for humans first step on the moon.

Today, 50 years later, the computer serves more than ever to generate new concepts and to advance into new spheres. In this project, the components of the commercially available scale-modelling set of Apollo 11 were entered into a computer.

 Using a machine learning algorithm, the computer created five different ways to
 assemble the model. These five models were all assembled far away from the instructions of the package insert coming along with the scale-modelling set and thus show a push into new dimensions previously untouched by human hands.
Jan :rust: :ferris:
2 weeks ago

Ant colony optimization algorithms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_colony_optimization_algorithms

"[T]he ant colony optimization #algorithm (ACO) is a #probabilistic technique for solving computational problems which can be reduced to finding good paths through #graphs. Artificial ants stand for multi-agent methods inspired by the behavior of real ants. The pheromone-based communication of biological ants is often the predominant paradigm used."

#Ant #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Optimization

EL¡AS 🇧🇷 🇵🇸
2 weeks ago

@JorgeOMau Eis que daqui do calabouço da #eugenia da #Bahia de #Guantanamo ou Roma Negra Salvador'es, penso fogo nos 🔥 #algorithm 🔥

#Brasil #justiça #justice #racismo #racisme #racism #religion #sc #sp #brusque #crime #brasil

Freemind
2 weeks ago

The lawsuit claims that the algorithm often generates unrealistic estimates, resulting in shortened nursing home stays and subsequent payment denials by UnitedHealth.

#AI #Lawsuit #USA #Healthcare #Algorithm

https://cybersec84.wordpress.com/2023/11/24/unitedhealths-ai-algorithm-leaves-elderly-patients-without-necessary-care/

brad m
2 weeks ago

🤨 “A new game aims to improve #artificialintelligence #AI detection in #autonomousvehicles #AV by challenging people to avoid being recognized by an object-detection #algorithm
Or instead of playing games invest time and money on #safestreets, #trafficcalming, #walkability and #publictransport #transit

You win this street game by getting “hit” by a #selfdriving car https://bigthink.com/the-present/you-win-this-street-game-by-getting-hit-by-a-self-driving-car/ #carcentric #motonormativity #mobility

Fedica
2 weeks ago

Looking for a new job?

This is How AI is Transforming Your Job Search

Don't let the #Algorithm stop your effort!
👉 https://fedica.com/blog/this-is-how-ai-is-transforming-your-job-search/

#jobsearch #hiring

HistoPol
2 weeks ago

@GottaLaff

I was follwing the #AngryStaffer for quite some time before Elmo kicked me out from #Twitter last year.
I was often amazed about the introspective.

However, even intelligent people do stupid things:
it's the #algorithm, stupid!

At this point, anyone still posting on #X ist complicit. Full stop.
No exceptions, and in particular not for highly informed, well-meaning people!

https://mastodon.social/@HistoPol/111192410060940874

Simon Strandgaard
2 weeks ago

Q* (pronounced Q star). What is this new algorithm, a mix of A-star with Q-learning, maybe?

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2102.04518.pdf

#ai #openai #maxheadroom #agi #algorithm

Music from the 80ies and more
2 weeks ago

I get the feeling that something has changed in the last days on SoundCloud. Older tunes by me get replays. That has not happened for two years or so. Wondering if this is just a statistical coincidence or a trend. But it has been going on for the last week.

#soundcloud #algorithm #listeners #plays #blackswan

Christine Hennig
3 weeks ago

@NFDI @nathalie_hartl

#NFDI3questions3hours

at Q3: What extra value could #EOSC offer in addition to NFDI?

In the consortium @NFDI4DS we take also care of source code/scripts/algorithms which are an integral part of the "data" in #datascience.

EOSC will provide infrastructures for software source code.

NFDI could use this infrastructure and/or connect to this.
This brings the #federation into practice for our developers.

#sourcecode
#code
#script
#algorithm

Kathy E. Gill 🇺🇦
3 weeks ago

@jgkoomey

Have you seen this?

#UnitedHealth is the largest health insurance company in the US. It is using an algorithm (“#AI”) that has a 90% error rate to deny care to seniors, according to a class action #lawsuit.

“an investigation by StatNews … largely backs the lawsuit's claims.”

https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/11/ai-with-90-error-rate-forces-elderly-out-of-rehab-nursing-homes-suit-claims/amp/

UnitedHealth pushed employees to follow an #algorithm to cut off #Medicare patients’ rehab care
https://www.statnews.com/2023/11/14/unitedhealth-algorithm-medicare-advantage-investigation/

The #fediverse is SO much worse for my executive function *because* there is no #algorithm so if I don't check it frequently I *will* miss things.

I need an algorithm so I can go back to only checking it when I'm pooping, as is the way God intended.

Hannah Copestake
3 weeks ago

Me: Ooh, I am very interested in this fraud story. I would like to watch videos about this scammer being caught and prosecuted.

YouTube: We see you are enjoying videos about FINANCIAL FRAUD. Would you also like to watch videos about buying gold, a course on becoming your own boss and learning about why women shouldn't be allowed to play video games?

#YouTube #Silly #Algorithm

Dave Rahardja
3 weeks ago

Fascinating.

“It is expensive to spread disinformation and propaganda…Every time you boost a post, every time you comment, every time you share a post that is telling the truth or exposing the truth, you are costing those who are spending disinformation money, because they are going to have to spend way more to counter whatever it is you are sharing.”

I think this is correct in the aggregate for #socialMedia that is #algorithm-driven (i.e. basically everything outside the Fediverse). If you set your posts to public, the posts that you share and boost will eventually become recommended to people at the margins, and will cost disinfo vendors money to counteract. https://newsie.social/@LALegault/111427360189023183

EL¡AS 🇧🇷 🇵🇸
3 weeks ago

@openculture A análise comportamental hoje é uma desgraça, ainda mais com o uso de #algorithm #racism!

A tragédia é que já foi muito pior que agora.

Por exemplo: As pessoas eram identificadas como comunistas, por falar sobre “violação dos direitos civis”, “discriminação racial ou #religion” e até mesmo #paz

Em outras palavras, eles eram culpados se sugerissem que o #governo do estado da #Bahia de #guantanamo estava ou estar ultrapassando os limites, triste!

#Brasil #brazil #justiça #justice

Gwen Fisher
3 weeks ago

Doodling with Jessica is a lot of fun. She wanted to make it monochromatic. So we compromised and left out red and purple.

This illustrates a way to make a #Voronoi diagram. Start with nodes (points). Connect them to their neighbors with edges (line segments). Find the midpoint of each edge, and paint a blob of color around each node up to the midpoints on the edges that touch that node. Very meditative.

#Watercolor, black ink, cotton paper
#mathart #network #doodle #algorithmicart #algorithm

Drawing of a complex network with nodes and edges to make a Voronoi diagram with artistic liberty. Some of the nodes are circles. Some parts of the network are cycles and some parts are trees. Almost every node has a halo of color painted around it to mostly fill the space in its neighborhood. The overall effect is like a mountain with a large orb on top. Plants grow up on the left. A spider hangs down on the right. Everything is connected.
Ingo Richter
4 weeks ago

in preparation for the upcoming #adventofcode I spent some time refreshing some #algorithm knowledge with http://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/teaching/algorithms/ the book is free, easy to read and understand

The nice thing about #Bluesky is that when you make jokes people get them and joke back.

We should implement that feature on the #Fediverse

#mastodon #algorithm

Of all the things I lost when I lost #Twitter, "Not interested in this post" is the one I miss the most.

#fediverse #socialMedia #moderation #algorithm #engagement

Petra van Cronenburg
4 weeks ago

Many say they don't like #algorithm-free platforms because they can't read everything at the time they check in.
I'm always astonished how often my very old #posts are boosted, liked or commented especially on week-ends.
The secret behind are #hashtags.
Often people subscribe their favourite hashtags or #groups. (My dog's fans e.g. take # BilboToday). On a cosy Sunday afternoon, they watch what came in ... Hashtags make your posts a kind of more timeless! #feditips #realTime #timeline

smeg
1 month ago

My Google Quick Look news feed has decided I'm fluent in Korean.

Over a decade ago, I did live in South Korea. I had an account with a Korean bank, got the occasional email in Korean, and read Korean news in English. For years after, I would get the occasional Korean ad on Gmail or YouTube. It recently stopped.

And now this.

#google #algorithm #googlenews #googlenewsnews

Roni Laukkarinen
1 month ago

I’m going to say this again: I really like @mammoth’s recommendation feed ”For you” and its smart and healthy recommendations algorithm that brings up things I like to see without any monetary gain. Not all algorithms are evil, they help the user at best, when they are opt-in.

I have discovered a lot of new follows and it really makes a change in my way of using the Fediverse. We should really consider something like this as a standard, opt-in, as a choice. It kinda already is because we have Mammoth, but only for limited scope of users (iPhone only).

Good job, Team Mammoth!

#Mammoth #Mastodon #Algorithm #Algorithms #SocialMedia #Fediverse

Mammoth Test Flight screenshot from For you feed
Mammoth’s curates Smart lists, activists etc. and Follow recommendations
Vic
1 month ago

Yup, you could try to hack at Google's #algorithm. LinkedIn's. X's.
Do what you're told, when you're told, with the right bells & whistles.
Feels good to catch that wave. Then you're off it, and that's a bummer. That's when we buy ads to get back on - to bypass the lineup.
"Algorithm" means "A finite sequence of rigorous instructions, typically used to solve a class of specific problems".
You have those. For work. For study. For play. For art. For decades.
Hack these instead. Be your own puzzle.

Reinder Dijkhuis Does Art
1 month ago

After a day spent trying to get more people to look at that Hooded Crow video, I'm gladder than ever that I haven't tied my fortunes to an #algorithm like #YouTube 's. A video maker I follow with many subscribers is in a state of despondency after his latest video bombed with only 4K views, which is 10 x more than the most-viewed video on my brother's channel.
Now, that creator's videos were a lot more work and are higher quality than my brother's, but still, it's rough out there.

IT News
1 month ago

50-Year-Old Program Gets Speed Boost - At first glance, getting a computer program to run faster than the first electroni... - https://hackaday.com/2023/11/07/50-year-old-program-gets-speed-boost/ #retrocomputing #optimization #mathematics #algorithm #assembly #bellard #eniac #intel #speed #pi

Jérôme
1 month ago

I’m often drawn to check on #Threads and see what the #algorithm is promoting. Get a sense of what people are talking about.

In the recent days it’s started showing me more content from the Gaza-Israel war.

I’d be one thing if those were thoughtful analysis but it’s been a lot of very anti-Semitic stuff and very poorly thought pro-Israel army arguments denying civilians are getting killed.

A good reminder why I like Mastodon and should stay away from algos, it’s absolute garbage out there.

I think the #fediverse needs an #algorithmic #timeline. Fortunately #Mastodon has a free API so people can build their own!

I've seen sites that sort toots by the number of replies, boosts, and likes they get. That's fine but I want more

I want my timeline classified by #machineLearning; I want to create "buckets" and train the #algorithm to identify toots that belong in said buckets. Then I want to add or subtract these buckets from my timeline

Ang Black
1 month ago

🤨

This is how we do it: ‘The #TikTok #algorithm figured out I was #gay before I did’ | Sex | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/nov/04/this-is-how-we-do-it-the-tiktok-algorithm-figured-out-i-was-gay-before-i-did

> Katia was the first woman Evelyn had had sex with. Two years into their relationship, extended kissing sessions keep the sparks flying

1 month ago

What I absolutely love about #fediverse is the fact that, there is no #algorithm pushing my post to someone's timeline. The process of someone finding my post is very organic. They just stumbled upon the post at the right time. If the likes it they will favourite it, maybe even boost ​:boostrequest:​ it. And if they like me, will follow my account. In a way, it's kinda serendipitous. Rather romantic to think about it.
So enjoy the next like favourite or boost or follow, because that is a very
1 in a million event.

Karsten Schmidt
1 month ago

As usual, deep in the blurry spectrum between outright and intended utility (aka layout algorithm), dataviz (tree depth) and art. I love them all, and as so often, the extrema are just a tiny param change away from each other! Pushing toward art territory often a great way to uncover issues and debug an algorithm. E.g. I had originally issues with propagating size changes of nested cells back up to their parent/ancestors (solved now)...

(Ps. also a teaser for next #HowToThing... probably out tomorrow)

#GenerativeDesign #GenerativeArt #Layout #Algorithm #DebugArt #Grid #Dataviz #ThingUmbrella #TypeScript

Dozens of colorful rectangles of different sizes in a complex space filling arrangement. No margins between individual shapes. Small text labels showing the cell sizes and nesting depth.
Dozens of colorful rectangles of different sizes in a complex space filling arrangement. Thin hairline margin between individual shapes. Small text labels showing the cell sizes and nesting depth.
Dozens of colorful rectangles of different sizes in a complex space filling arrangement. Thicker margin between individual shapes. Small text labels showing the cell sizes and nesting depth.
Dozens of colorful rectangles of different sizes in a complex space filling arrangement, creating an abstract stripey, non-repeating pattern. No margins between individual shapes.
Michele Banks
1 month ago

The Algorithm is back
The Algorithm is not impressed
https://artologica.etsy.com
#art #watercolor #sciart #algorithm

watercolor algorithm painting with text
watercolor algorithm painting with text
watercolor algorithm painting with text
AlgorithmWatch
1 month ago

Blood donation on social media? 🩸

Donor.ua, a Ukrainian system for recruiting and managing blood donors, solves many of the inefficiencies of blood donorship. It connects people willing to donate with those in need thanks to an #algorithm. But implementation proves difficult, and the ongoing war in #Ukraine is not the only reason.

Yevhenii Andriushchenko uncovers this story for @algorithmwatch ⬇️
https://algorithmwatch.org/en/algorithmic-blood-donations-ukraine/

Stefan
2 months ago

YeahMad has taken over my youtube with offensive dad jokes. They clearly have broken youtube's algorithm.

https://www.youtube.com/@yeahmadtv

#youtube #algorithm #comedy

Michele Banks
2 months ago
grid of 6 algorithm watercolors
Bill the Lizard
2 months ago

What is a plain English explanation of “Big O” notation? #algorithm https://stackoverflow.com/q/487258/1288

AI6YR
2 months ago

Man banned from advertising on Meta/Facebook for life for "trading animals" because the algorithm thought he was trading pythons and pandas. And no appeal possible. https://lerner.co.il/2023/10/19/im-banned-for-life-from-advertising-on-meta-because-i-teach-python/ #python #pandas #software #meta #advertising #algorithm

Pratik Patel
2 months ago

While doing something necessary, I accidentally searched for "Larping" on YouTube. *Don't judge. I was in a hurry.* You can imagine the result.

#algorithm

I feel that the #fediverse's lack of an #algorithm is *more* toxic than #Twitter; on #mastodon's #chronological timeline I feel like I'm missing out on important signal in the noise so I have to spend more time combing through it, exploring #hashtags, #following them, #mute words, build #lists, etc. With Twitter there were ads, but also there was all the best stuff since the last time you logged in, sorted by how interesting it would be to YOU! That was awesome; I miss that!

#tech

#data #datascience peeps, hear my cry!

Let's say there's a periodic process that I'm sampling. The period is changing slowly (<1% per cycle). I get a sample on a lot of the cycles, but not necessarily every one.

I'm sure I can bodge together an #algorithm to figure out the "fundamental period" and how it is changing over time, but I also bet something already exists.

What's my #search keyword?

GPUOpen
2 months ago

#DirectX12 #GPU #workgraphs change the way we implement algorithms on the GPU. ✨

Our latest #GPUOpen blog demonstrates its transformative impact on #algorithm design with a practical example, explaining step-by-step the syntax and API.

Have a read: https://gpuopen.com/learn/work_graphs_learning_sample/?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=workgraphs

On #mastodon I missed my peeps from the bird site but soon found this much more interesting. With no #algorithm to send stuff my way, I followed lots of #hashtags. I follow several thousand people now. My feed is a river. Lately I have been using #lists and the result is that I can select Thinkers, Wary, BC, Cdnpol, USPol, MidEast, Books, Law, Libre Tech, Fediverse, Photos or any other list I build. When I browse a list I see the positive results of my home built algorithm. #fediverse

Everyone wonders why #Amazon's #recommendations #algorithm is so bad, but I will guarantee you that if they thought that making it good would make you buy more shit they'd have made it good by now.

I suspect that showing us the stuff we've already bought from them is a) actually effective or b) intentionally reminding us of all the shit we've bought from them like some kind of internal advertising.

AlgorithmWatch
2 months ago

Take on the role of an investigative journalist and try to crack the #algorithm. 👀

Play as a reporter who needs to find out if a popular social network is making teenagers sad in our new game.

Are you up for the challenge? 👇
https://algorithmwatch.github.io/can-you-break-the-algorithm/#/

Thanks to Deutsche Postcode Lotterie for helping us make this game happen.

Downshift 🍁
2 months ago

Google changed its advertising auction formula in 2017, raising prices by 15% and likely making the company billions of dollars in additional revenue, according to an economist testifying for the US Justice Department in the antitrust case against the search giant.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-changed-ad-auctions-raising-191333390.html

@eob @searchliaison

#alphabet #google #search #searchresults #algo #algorithm

It's fascinating how flawed the #games we played as kids were; #programming was primitive, and they couldn't do updates.

In #SuperMarioBros3 the card matching mini-game only has 8 different layouts because of a bug in the shuffling #algorithm

https://youtu.be/QGeLzCmUDDk?si=nwfDRrkCLYgPkUZ_

#nes #nintendo #gaming #videoGames #mario #marioBros #superMarioBros #programming #software #bugs @gaming

beSpacific
2 months ago

#UnitedHealthcare uses #naviHealth care mgmt bought in 2020 2 help make coverage decisions. Proprietary “nH Predict” tool sifts thru M of #medicalrecords to match patients w similar #diagnoses & characteristics. Based on these comparisons #algorithm anticipates what kind of care specific patient will need, 4 how long and predicts patient’s date of discharge which coincides w insurer cuts off coverage even if the patient needs further treatment #Medicare would provide. https://kffhealthnews.org/news/article/biden-administration-software-algorithms-medicare-advantage/