Amnesty International used machine-learning to quantify the scale of abuse against women on Twitter

A new study by Amnesty International and Element AI puts number to a problem many women already know about: that Twitter is a cesspool of harassment and abuse. Conducted with the help of 6,500 volunteers, the study, billed by Amnesty International as “the largest ever” into online abuse against women, used machine-learning software from Element

Uber to resume autonomous vehicle testing months after fatal accident

Uber has been granted permission by the state of Pennsylvania to reinstate tests of its autonomous vehicles, as first reported by Reuters. A spokesperson for Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that the ride-hailing giant received a letter of authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and clarified that the company has not yet resumed self-driving operations. Uber

New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials

Identifying the best material for a given application — catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices — is traditionally a slow and daunting task. Now, a new study supports the efficacy of a potentially revolutionary new discovery tool to rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine the best for a specific

Tesla’s China factory and the missed growth opportunity

Chandrasekar Iyer Contributor Chandrasekar Iyer is a visiting research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and author of Driving Disruption: Catching the Next Wave of Growth in Electric Vehicles. Tesla made its ambition for world domination known when it announced its intention to build a factory in China. The move makes sense — China is

Target’s same-day delivery service Shipt will include ‘all major product categories’ in 2019

Target has grand plans for Shipt, the same-day grocery delivery service it bought a year ago for $550 million. While generally known today as something of an Instacart competitor – essentially Target’s answer to Walmart and Amazon’s grocery delivery businesses – Shipt has expanded to include more of Target’s assortment over the past year. By