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Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

York University study highlights how deep-network models take potentially dangerous ‘shortcuts’ in solving complex recognition tasks TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 –  Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don’t see objects the way humans do – using configural shape perception – and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications, says Professor James Elder, co-author of a […]

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Last week on impulse Samadhi Rankothge took a call from an unknown caller. To her surprise, it was not a persistent duct-cleaning company or another "CRA arrest warrant" scammer, but a York University representative calling to congratulate her on winning free tuition for the year. “I was so surprised by that call,” says Rankothge, still […]

Do international treaties actually work? York-led study says they mostly don’t

Do international treaties actually work? York-led study says they mostly don’t

International treaties are often used by countries to address concerns that cross national boundaries, including the environment, human rights, humanitarian crises, maritime issues, security and trade.  But while over 250,000 international treaties exist, no study has ever compiled and analyzed the decades’ worth of research that assesses such treaties’ effectiveness. That changed on Aug. 2 […]

Study shows how mothers calm their distressed infants with soothing signals

Study shows how mothers calm their distressed infants with soothing signals

TORONTO, June 6, 2022 — Most parents know it even if they can’t prove it: When a baby becomes distressed, its mother has a unique power to soothe and calm the infant with little more than a loving embrace and some tender words.  To the lay person, it’s one of life’s mysteries – operating almost as […]