AIR U.S. Presidential Election Algorithm Falsified

AIR U.S. Presidential Election Algorithm Falsified by Eric Schulman and Daniel Debowy The Annals of Improbable Research United States Presidential Election Algorithm (Debowy and Schulman, AIR Online, 20 October 2003) was developed based on the experience of the major party candidates for president and vice president in each of the 54 United States presidential elections […]

Algorithm Predicts Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States

by Eric Schulman and Daniel Debowy July 28, 2016 Now that both major U.S. political parties have announced their nominees for president and vice president and the nominees have accepted these nominations, the Annals of Improbable Research U.S. Presidential Election Algorithm (Debowy and Schulman 2003) can be used to predict the results of the upcoming […]

Professor Bender’s Kissing Goodbye Algorithm

“Given a rectangular room with n people in it, what is the most efficient way for each pair of people to kiss each other goodbye?“ Professor Bender, (pictured, of the Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University, New York) along with his colleagues Ritwik Bose, Rezaul Chowdhury and Samuel McCauley, have made progress towards an […]

Knitting a recursive sweater

“Knitting is usually considered a female activity and females are usually not considered to be inclined to mathematics, or to science in general. Nevertheless mathematical skills are necessary for knitting, because they help to realize symmetries, inversions, scalings and proportions; good abstraction capabilities are indeed needed to figure the final result out and to map […]

Towards a robust nipple detector

Increases in raw computing power and novel algorithmic techniques have enabled outstanding advances in image processing since 1999, when Drs. Forsyth and Fleck developed the first computerised system for Automatic Detection of Human Nudes. Now, researchers at the Institute for Infocomm Research, I²R (pronounced as i-squared-r), which is part of A*STAR, Singapore, have refined the […]