AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/ai-as-fact-checker-algorithm-identifies-fake-news-1754452/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleFake news dates back further than a bullying president and Twitter. But the 125-year-old tradition of yellow journalism may have finally met its match. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) developed a new system that uses machine learning to determine if a source is accurate or politically biased.
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If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. – MIT Technology Reviewhttps://www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsThe most successful people are not the most talented, just the luckiest, a new computer model of wealth creation confirms. Taking that into account can maximize return on many kinds of investment.
MIT’s Shape-Shifting Bot Makes Quick Costume Changes – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/mits-shape-shifting-bot-makes-quick-costume-changes-1717514/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleIt is not the strongest or most intelligent of the species that survives, according to Charles Darwin. But the one that is most adaptable to change.
Pi can charge multiple iPhones wirelessly from a short distancehttps://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/pi-wireless-charger/Pi, a charger engineered by a team of MIT graduates, uses electromagnetic fields to power iPhones, Android phones, and more over the air. If you’re looking for a truly wireless way to charge your iPhone, the Pi may be your best bet. Pi is available for pre-order from the company’s website. It’s expected to ship sometime in 2018 for “under $200,” but customers who reserve one early get $50 off the purchase price.
News: This Little Robot Finds Leaks in Water, Gas Pipeshttp://sea.pcmag.com/news/16698/this-little-robot-finds-leaks-in-water-gas-pipesA group of researchers from MIT have developed a small robot that can inspect water and gas pipes from the inside to locate leaks before they become a big problem. “These leaks not only make shortages worse but also can cause serious structural damage to buildings and roads by undermining foundations,” the school said.
Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible – The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/economic-inequality/524610/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsThe MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power. That’s the question at the heart of a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, by Peter Temin, an economist from MIT.