Category: Business

January 27, 2021

These Doctors Are Using AI to Screen for Breast Cancer

During the pandemic, thousands of women have skipped scans and check-ups. So physicians tapped an algorithm to predict those at the highest risk.

by Will Knight in Business
January 26, 2021

They Claimed the Covid Vaccine Made Them Sick—and Went Viral

On Facebook, videos of people reporting disturbing side-effects from the shots have been viewed by millions. Fact-checking efforts can’t keep up.

by Gian Volpicelli Wired UK in Business
January 26, 2021

This AI Could Go From ‘Art’ to Steering a Self-Driving Car

DALL-E drew laughs for creating images of a daikon radish in a tutu. But it builds on an important advance in computer vision with serious applications.

by Will Knight in Business
January 25, 2021

New Algorithms Could Reduce Racial Disparities in Health Care

Machine learning programs trained with patient reports, rather than doctors’, find problems that doctors miss—especially in Black people.

by Tom Simonite in Business
January 23, 2021

A Fight Over GameStop's Soaring Stock Turns Ugly

The denizens of the Wall Street Bets subreddit helped push the flailing stock to dizzying heights—while a short-seller alleged an accompanying harassment campaign.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
January 22, 2021

Janet Yellen Will Consider Limiting the Use of Cryptocurrency

During her confirmation hearing, the Treasury nominee said that blockchain-based financial networks are “a particular concern.”

by Timothy B. Lee Ars Technica in Blocked-chain
January 22, 2021

The Art and Science of Boarding an Airplane in a Pandemic

Researchers and airlines that obsessed over efficiency have spent the past year worrying about safety too.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
January 21, 2021

Alphabet Is Grounding Loon—but Won't Call It a Failure

Plus: The moonshot’s launch, health care for the maskless, and a new era’s inaugural meme.

by Steven Levy in Business
January 21, 2021

Facebook's Oversight Board to Decide on Trump Ban

Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won’t make that call itself.

by Steven Levy in Business
January 21, 2021

This Chinese Lab Is Aiming for Big AI Breakthroughs

China produces as many artificial intelligence researchers as the US, but it lags in key fields like machine learning. The government hopes to make up ground.

by Will Knight in Business