Voting & Elections


The use of AI in politics is not going away anytime soon

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The next level will be using artificial intelligence in election campaigns and political life. This highly sophisticated micro-targeting operation relied on big data and machine learning to influence people's emotions. Typically disguised as ordinary human accounts, bots spread misinformation and contribute to an acrimonious political climate on sites like Twitter and Facebook. For example, if a person is interested in environment policy, an AI targeting tool could be used to help them find out what each party has to say about the environment.


Has AI Taken Over Our Elections Forever?

International Business Times

The next level will be using artificial intelligence in election campaigns and political life. This highly sophisticated micro-targeting operation relied on big data and machine learning to influence people's emotions. Typically disguised as ordinary human accounts, bots spread misinformation and contribute to an acrimonious political climate on sites like Twitter and Facebook. For example, if a person is interested in environment policy, an AI targeting tool could be used to help them find out what each party has to say about the environment.


How artificial intelligence conquered democracy

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The next level will be using artificial intelligence in election campaigns and political life. This highly sophisticated micro-targeting operation relied on big data and machine learning to influence people's emotions. Typically disguised as ordinary human accounts, bots spread misinformation and contribute to an acrimonious political climate on sites like Twitter and Facebook. For example, if a person is interested in environment policy, an AI targeting tool could be used to help them find out what each party has to say about the environment.


How artificial intelligence silently took over democracy

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In the 2016 election, it's claimed that Pro-Trump bots infiltrated Twitter hashtags and Facebook pages used by Hillary Clinton supporters to spread automated content. Bots were also deployed at a crucial point in the 2017 French presidential election, throwing out a deluge of leaked emails, from candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team on Facebook and Twitter. The information dump also contained what Macron says was false information about his financial dealings. The aim of #MacronLeaks was to build a narrative that Macron was a fraud and a hypocrite – a common tactic used by bots to push trending topics and dominate social feeds.


Searching for kindness on the interwebs – Microsoft Design – Medium

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The day before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when tensions ran high, my husband of 3 months got into it on Facebook with the aunt of my first husband. After he ended the exchange (at my urgent request), she immediately messaged me, apologizing profusely, hoping that she hadn't offended either him or me, and oh my, weren't my boys getting big. I reassured her that no feelings had been hurt -- that it was a stressful time. We both agreed it would be nice once the election was over and things could get back to normal.


AI is Changing These Newsrooms: What It Means for Digital Publishing - MediaShift

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The following piece is a guest post from Jessica Rovello, the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, which provides interactive content to brands and publishers. Is the growing adoption of Artificial intelligence (AI) products by digital publishers a much-needed lifeline for a struggling industry, or the next deadly threat to its survival? Ultimately, Wibbitz allows USA Today Sports to create the visual content their readers crave without having to use a lot of resources. The Impact: USA Today uses AI to create interactive content, which is becoming an integral part of online journalism.


Donald Trump is creating a whole new political language

Daily Mail

In a series of studies, the researchers found a split between the words democrats and republican presidential candidates used and how they meant them - they also found this'semantic divide' appears to be growing and may continue to make the possibility of a bipartisan dialogue difficult, if not impossible. The Penn State researchers compiled a list of 213 single words and 397 word phrases, including 136 politically charged words like'minority,' 'spending' and'justice.' They looked at all Presidential elections since 1999 and used an artificial intelligence neural network to statistically examine how often the words appeared together. In total, the researchers compiled a list of 213 single words and 397 word phrases -including 136 politically charged words like'minority,' 'spending' and'justice' - and then used an artificial intelligence neural network to statistically examine how often the words appeared together.



Amazon's Alexa will keep you up to date with the UK election

Engadget

It's general election week, and politicians have only four days left to curry favour before we fill those ballot boxes on June 8th. You can now bark various commands at your Echo devices (or any other Alexa prison) to catch up on latest news, including "what's the latest with the election/the Conservatives/Theresa May?" Facebook has a dedicated general election section you'll find in your explore tab, containing links to party pages and a policy comparison tool. Twitter power user software Tweetdeck has added a special general election column type for keeping up with relevant news and/or chatter about specific parties and politicians.


17 More Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers

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The post 21 Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers was the most viewed post of 2016, with over 250,000 page views. If we toss a fair coin 100 million times, we have the expected number of heads (mean) as 50 million, the standard deviation 10,000 (using formula 0.5 * SQRT(N)), and we can predict that 99.7% of the time the expected number of heads will be within 3 standard deviations of the mean.