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Your Echo Chamber is Destroying Democracy. On November 7, 2016, the day before the US election, I compared the number of social media followers, website performance, and Google search statistics of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Your Echo Chamber is Destroying Democracy

I was shocked when the data revealed the extent of Trump’s popularity. He had more followers across all social platforms and his posts had much higher engagement rates. I noticed that the second most popular article shared on social media in the last six months with words “Donald Trump” in the headline, “Why I’m Voting For Donald Trump”, had been shared 1.5 million times. Yet that story never made it into my Facebook newsfeed.

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The State of the Presidential Debate. Google a créé une intelligence artificielle qui parle (presque) comme un humain. En poursuivant votre navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez nos CGU et l'utilisation de cookies afin de réaliser des statistiques d'audiences et vous proposer une navigation optimale, la possibilité de partager des contenus sur des réseaux sociaux ainsi que des services et offres adaptés à vos centres d'intérêts.

Google a créé une intelligence artificielle qui parle (presque) comme un humain

WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio. Talking Machines Allowing people to converse with machines is a long-standing dream of human-computer interaction. The ability of computers to understand natural speech has been revolutionised in the last few years by the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google Voice Search). Hillary Clinton has gamified the election with her new app — Quartz. Nothing sounds like a hospital.

Hillary Clinton has gamified the election with her new app — Quartz

The incessant beep of monitors. The squeak of clogs on the tile floor. The whir of automatic doors and rolling cots. Les faux témoignages, cas répandus aux États-Unis. Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine. Now that the nomination contest is over, Rivero has turned to making anti-Trump content.

Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

A post from earlier this month got straight to the point: “Donald Trump is unqualified, unstable and unfit to lead. Jonas Lund: Fair Warning. Online Commission Jonas Lund: Fair Warning 7 April – 12 June 2016 ‘We’re living in the age of metrics and quantification.

Jonas Lund: Fair Warning

Every part of our daily lives is being measured and evaluated. From Trump to Brexit: Trust in Government Is Collapsing Around the World. On Wednesday, Facebook made an announcement that you’d think would only matter to Facebook users and publishers: It will modify its News Feed algorithm to favor content posted by a user’s friends and family over content posted by media outlets.

From Trump to Brexit: Trust in Government Is Collapsing Around the World

The company said the move was not about privileging certain sources over others, but about better “connecting people and ideas.” But Richard Edelman, the head of the communications marketing firm Edelman, sees something more significant in the change: proof of a new “world of self-reference” that, once you notice it, helps explain everything from Donald Trump’s appeal to Britain’s vote to exit the European Union.

Technology. The most scenic way to find truth on the internet is to drive north of Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway, blue ocean foaming to the left, sunlit hills cresting to the right, until Malibu Canyon Road, where you take a sharp right and wind for a few miles through the oak-lined knolls and dips of Calabasas, past gated estates that are home to the likes of Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Mel Gibson, and keep going until you reach an odd-looking wood-and-brick house with a US flag on the porch: the home of David Mikkelson.

Technology

All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack. In the wee hours of June 14, the Washington Post revealed that “Russian government hackers” had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee.

All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack

Foreign spies, the Post claimed, had gained access to the DNC’s entire database of opposition research on the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, just weeks before the Republican Convention. Hillary Clinton said the attack was “troubling.” Non, il n’y a aucune « preuve » de tortures au Bataclan. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Samuel Laurent [Attention, les détails et récits de cet article, même s’ils ne constituent que des rumeurs, peuvent choquer] « Tortures effroyables », « énucléations », « castration », « coups aux organes génitaux », « éviscérations »… Du Britannique Daily Mail à l’Américain Washington Times, en passant par Russia Today, plusieurs médias internationaux ont relayé depuis quelques jours ces rumeurs, reprises en France par Valeurs actuelles.

Non, il n’y a aucune « preuve » de tortures au Bataclan

Ces allégations émanent de quelques conspirationnistes français, et évoquent des actes de torture infligés aux otages du Bataclan le soir du 13 novembre 2015, qui auraient été cachés par le gouvernement. D’où vient la rumeur ? How technology disrupted. One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. New Digital Face Manipulation Means You Can't Trust Video Anymore. What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by yourself, at home, using a cheap webcam? Meet Face2Face. House of Cards vs Manuel Valls – Leçon de communication. Heatst. Justin Trudeau embrassant Thomas Mulcair: la mairesse de Paris bernée.

How the Feds Use Photoshop to Track Down Pedophiles. The most innocent clues can crack a case. In 2012, a holiday photo of a woman and child holding freshly caught fish ended up being a key lead in a child pornography investigation. Found within a cache of illegal, explicit material, the photo would eventually point detectives to a outdoor camping site in Richville, Minnesota, and result in the victims’ rescue, and suspect's conviction in December 2012. But first, detectives had to determine where the photo was taken. FindFace - Login. Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity. Mind-reading AI: Researchers decode faces from brainwave patterns (PHOTOS) — RT America. Artificial Intelligence can show who you are thinking about by analyzing brain scans and reconstructing an image of that person, a new study reveals.

Researchers from the Kuhl Lab at the University of Oregon explored how faces could be decoded from neural activity in the study Reconstructing Perceived and Retrieved Faces from Activity Patterns in Lateral Parietal Cortex, published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Hongmi Lee and Brice A. Kuhl tested whether faces could be reconstructed from the ‘angular gyrus’ (ANG) located in the upper back area of the brain through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activity patterns. Read more. Faux commentaires : dans la nébuleuse des faussaires du Web. Qui est à l'origine des commentaires truqués qui pullulent sur la toile ?

Des commanditaires aux petites mains, des agences d'e-réputation au marché noir des forums : tour d'horizon. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Morgane Tual On les trouve partout. Sur Tripadvisor, Amazon, Facebook, YouTube et dans les blogs. Souvent difficiles à repérer, les faux commentaires font partie du quotidien des internautes. Qui sont les personnes qui rédigent ces faux commentaires ? Les commanditaires : de petites structures La pratique est vieille comme le Web, et très artisanale : le faux commentaire est, au départ, une affaire de famille. A l'heure où les clients s'informent de plus en plus sur Internet avant une décision d'achat, l'image que renvoie un commerce ou un produit en ligne apparaît plus que jamais primordiale.

Sur un site permettant d'embaucher des rédacteurs de faux commentaires, nous avons par exemple repéré une petite boutique en quête d'un « avis honnête » sur Google+. Et pour cause. « Brexit » : une fausse citation de Martin Schulz fait le tour du monde. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Samuel Laurent. How Scientists Will Turn Your Smartphone Into a Lie Detector. So, you’re on a first date. Algorithm Promises To Tell You If People Are Lying To You In Emails. The Public Now Has Access to Hundreds of Videos Documenting Shootings by Chicago Police.