Can algorithms be biased?

Can algorithms be biased?

algorithmsComputer Science DepartmentResearchdiversityBarbara Plank

May 6, 2019

Like people, algorithms have to learn - and they learn from data. However, often data is skewed, which can lead to bias and discrimination against certain groups, says Barbara Plank, researcher in Natural Language Processing at ITU.

Algoritmer kan spore fake news.

Technology as a weapon in the battle against fake news

algorithmsComputer Science DepartmentResearchartificial intelligencemediaLeon Derczynski

March 13, 2019

Algorithms can help us identify false stories, but letting technology be the judge of what is true and false is not without its problems, says Leon Derczynski, a researcher at ITU specializing in automatic detection of fake news and misinformation.

Barbara Plank, forsker på ITU.

ITU researcher wins Amazon Research Award

algorithmsComputer Science DepartmentResearchawardsartificial intelligenceBarbara Plank

March 8, 2019

Barbara Plank, Associate Professor from ITU’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group, has received a prestigious Amazon Research Award (ARA) for her work on improving automatic language understanding, for instance in digital assistants.

CAST IT: Grænselandet mellem datalogi og økonomi.

CAST IT: The price of anarchy

algorithmsResearchcast ITbusinessThore Husfeldt

September 14, 2018

ITU’s Thore Husfeldt interviews Stanford professor Tim Roughgarden about algorithmic game theory in the cross-section between computer science and economics.

Daniel Varab.

Teaching computers to understand human language

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December 13, 2017

Despite big advances in machine learning, making computers understand language is still a big challenge. Daniel Varab and his two classmates from Software Development trained a computer program to detect contradictions in texts – a technology that might eventually help us keep track of statements made by politicians and contradictions in the law.

Niels Justesen.

Researchers are training a deep learning algorithm to beat humans at StarCraft

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October 4, 2017

Computers have already crushed humans at chess, Go and poker. Now, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are training an algorithm to beat the best human players in the sci-fi computer game StarCraft. If the project succeeds, it will be another quantum leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI).

Vincent Hendricks.

CAST IT The truth in digital society

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September 19, 2017

Vincent Hendricks talks about information, knowledge and truth in the internet age.


Can AI prevent relapse among drug addicts?

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August 16, 2017

In his thesis project, ITU student Christopher Bjerre developed a software tool for use in addiction treatment. Using a combination of machine learning algorithms, the tool can predict relapse with great accuracy and thus help rehabilitation staff to prevent it from happening.

Carsten Schürmann, lektor på ITU.

ITU researcher’s hack of a US voting machine makes headlines around the world

algorithmsCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchdemocracydigitizatione-governmentinnovationIT securitymanagement

August 1, 2017

Carsten Schürmann, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, hacked an American WINVote machine at DEF CON, one of the world's largest hacker conventions. The hack has now been receiving a lot attention in some of the worlds most influential media.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Big data reveals how much footballers are really worth

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June 20, 2017

The value of star footballers is a subject intensely debated among football fans, but big data might become the go-to method for determining the price tags of the stars. Researchers from the IT University in Copenhagen and University of Liechtenstein have developed an algorithm that calculates the value of players based on vast amounts of data.

Toby Walsh.

CAST IT: Kidneys, Cars, And Killer Robots

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March 29, 2017

In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses AI and ethics with Australian AI researcher Toby Walsh.

City software

Copenhagen launches international powerhouse for algorithm research

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March 21, 2017

Two ITU researchers are among the driving forces in the new research center BARC, which aims to attract talent from all over the world and create breakthroughs in algorithm research. Developing efficient algorithms for handling large amounts of data will be one of the key areas of research.