Facebook bans most ‘deepfake’ videos as election season heats up

Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on so-called “deepfake” videos, but won’t ban some forms of the videos entirely from its social-media platform.
Facebook said that it will now remove videos that appear to have been changed to make it look as if a person is saying something they actually didn’t say.

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Interview with Kirti Singh, Chief Analytics & Insights Officer of P&G

As a follow-up to his keynote talk at TMRE 2019, I was able to sit down with Kirti Singh, Chief Analytics & Insights Officer of Procter & Gamble to discuss the evolution of the insights function at P&G, his view on the future of the role and the research industry, and the implications for insights & analytics suppliers.

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Twizzard, A Tweet Recommender System Using Neo4j · William Lyon

I spent this past weekend hunkered down in the basement of the local Elk’s club, working on a project for a hackathon. The project was a tweet ranking web application. The idea was to build a web app that would allow users to login with their Twitter account and view a modified version of their Twitter timeline that shows them tweets ranked by importance.

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The theoryCS aggregator

As you all might now, the cstheory blog aggregator is currently down. Many people have been wondering what’s going on and when it will be back up so here’s a short summary.The aggregator has been thus far maintained by Arvind Narayanan who deserves a HUGE thanks for setting up the aggregator, lots of custom code and the linked twitter account.

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A quick look at the World Cup final through Instagram

The 2014 World Cup will go down as one of the best in recent history. It featured countless headlines, from Germany asserting themselves as the top team in the world by humiliating the entire nation of Brazil 7-1 on their own turf and eventually winning it all. To the end of Spanish world soccer dominance and Luis Suarez continuing with his animalistic tendencies.

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Computational Psychiatry: Combining multiple levels of analysis to understand brain disorders – PhD thesis

I noticed that as my personal website at my former university went down that my PhD thesis could not be found anywhere, so I’m posting it here.
During my PhD I explored how machine learning and computational modeling of the brain can be used to improve our understanding, and diagnostics, of psychiatric illnesses. See this blog post by Siobhan Cronin for her take on the thesis.

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