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The Emotional Arcs of Television: NULab Project

Stories are a vital part of the human experience. Narratives and tales communicate comedy, mystery, and drama to inform and entertain readers, listeners, or viewers. In search of a final project for our natural language processing (NLP) class, my collaborator (and fellow Network Science PhD student) Jessica Davis and I wanted to use NLP techniques  Continue Reading »

It’s Time to Study Machines the Way We Study Humans

Republished from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan Artificial intelligence and machine learning models can be found in almost every aspect of modern life. News-ranking algorithms determine which information we see online, compatibility algorithms influence the people we date, and ride-hailing algorithms affect the way we travel. Despite the pervasiveness of these life-changing algorithms, we don’t have  Continue Reading »

NULab Professor John Wihbey’s The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World

NULab Professor John Whibey’s new book came out April 16, from MIT Press: “While the public believes that journalism remains crucial for democracy, there is a general sense that the news media are performing this role poorly. In The Social Fact, John Wihbey makes the case that journalism can better serve democracy by focusing on ways  Continue Reading »

NULab Professor Christo Wilson Wins Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

Republished from News@Northeastern by Khalida Sarwari Northeastern computer science professor Christo Wilson wants to make people aware of how algorithms work, while getting the companies that use them to be more open about and accountable for how they work. Among Wilson’s findings was a glitch in its algorithm of the ride-hailing company Uber that caused some customers to be incorrectly  Continue Reading »

Social Media Has Come Under Scrutiny After the New Zealand Mosque Shooting. But What About the News Media?

Republished from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan The role that social media played in the lead-up and execution of a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand is being scrutinized closely by law enforcement officials, elected leaders, and scholars alike. But what about the role of the news media? That deserves equal attention, saysJohn Wihbey, who is an assistant  Continue Reading »

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