20+ min read · Mar 11th · Three years ago, the company began building "responsible AI." This is the story of how it failed.
Zuckerberg’s obsession with getting the whole world to use Facebook had found a powerful new weapon. Teams had previously used design tactics, like experimenting with the content and frequency of notifications, to try to hook users more effectively
The researcher’s team also found that users with a tendency to post or engage with melancholy content—a possible sign of depression—could easily spiral into consuming increasingly negative material that risked further worsening their mental health. The team proposed tweaking the content-ranking models for these users to stop maximizing engagement alone, so they would be shown less of the depressing stuff.
9 min read · From 2017 · In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in Sarasota,” and they tell you where they live and their name, and you may or may not recognize them.
6 min read · From 2017 · on May 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Last year, we published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip…