The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford are launching a new collaboration bringing together the fields of psychiatry and data science. In partnership, Turing and Oxford will be developing language processing techniques that are effective for the assessment of mood. This project, which has been awarded seed-funding from the Turing, seeks to address mental […]
Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia’s pages Over time, the encyclopedia’s software robots can become locked in combat, undoing each other’s edits and changing links, say researchers “Humans usually cool down after a few days, but the bots might continue for years,” said a researcher. Some conflicts only ended when one or […]
Is. Isn’t. Is. Isn’t. Is. Isn’t. It’s annoying enough when kids get stuck in this kind of loop. But certain bots on Wikipedia have been at it for years, endlessly making and unmaking each other’s edits in spats that never end.
In this article we take a critical view towards context-blind big data analysis, with the hope that it contributes to a better practice.
Oxford and the Turing Institute held its inaugural social launch as a garden party on Wednesday 8th June in the Rector’s Garden at Exeter College, by kind permission of Sir Rick Trainor.