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  • A genetic algorithm predicts the vertical growth of cities

    SINC | 23 May 2018 08:08

    The increase of skyscrapers in a city resembles the development of some living systems. Spanish researchers have created an evolutionary genetic algorithm that, on the basis of the historical and economic data of an urban area, can predict what its skyline could look like in the coming years. The method has been applied successfully to the thriving Minato Ward, in Tokyo.

  • An algorithm that knows when you’ll get bored with your favourite mobile game

    Ana Hernando | 21 March 2017 08:00

    Researchers from the Tokyo-based company Silicon Studio, led by Spanish data scientist África Periáñez, have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the player's interest.

  • A Facebook application knows if you are having a bad day and tells your teacher

    SINC | 18 December 2014 09:24

    Computer languages and systems researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have developed an application called SentBuk, which is capable of deducing the emotional states of Facebook users by analysing their messages using algorithms. The authors believe that this tool could be useful to online educators, as it would furnish them with similar information to that obtained by in-person tea...