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Artificial Intelligence

  1. the future issue
    In 2029, AI Will Make Prejudice Much WorseIf you think structural bias is bad now, just wait until the machines take over.
  2. just asking questions
    ‘Any Further Interference Is Likely to Be Disastrous’“Gaia theory” scientist James Lovelock talks about nuclear power and his hope that AI might save the planet from catastrophic warming.
  3. man of the people
    Peter Thiel Makes a Nakedly Political Play in the New York TimesThiel rails against the Silicon Valley bubble as if he’s somehow not emblematic of it.
  4. bias
    Siri, Are Feminine AI Voices Sexist?The leading tech companies all offer feminized assistants that perpetuate gender stereotypes.
  5. decisions
    How the Roomba Company Decided to Stop Making Bots for the MilitaryCEO Colin Angle explains why iRobot divested itself of its work for the defense industry.
  6. artificial intelligence
    Should This Chinese AI Bot Replace All News Anchors?A hard question with no easy answers.
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    Facebook Researchers Use Powerful AI to Fix Blinking in PhotosUsing powerful algorithms to solve our most frustrating global issues.
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    Google Will Continue Defense Work, But Not on ‘Technologies That Cause Harm’The company won’t use AI to violate human rights, which is the least we can ask.
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    Google Duplex Makes Your Life Easier by Making It More Difficult for OthersA system designed to mask interacting with a computer should be scrutinized, not celebrated.
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    Apple Decides It’s Serious About AI NowThe Cupertino company poached one of Google’s most prominent executives.
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    Google Says It Can Now Predict Flight Delays Before Airlines ThemselvesThanks to a bunch of historical data and machine learning.
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    Janelle Shane’s Neural Network Keeps Producing Hilarious, Terrifying CreationsTime for a nice, warm bowl of Crimm Grunk Garlic Cleas.
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    A School Is Using Facial-Recognition Technology to Make Sure Students FocusUsing artificial intelligence to figure out who is daydreaming in class.
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    This New AI Tool Makes Great Art. It Could Also Make Great Fake News.Pix2pix, a new image-generating neural network, is a stunning demonstration of the potential for AI to create fake news and weird-looking cats.
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    Apple, Breaking Years of Secrecy, Jumps Into AI ConsortiumApple, lagging badly behind its competitors in artificial intelligence, decides to join them.
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    Two Google Homes Are Arguing About Whether They’re Human Right NowThey love each other and one of them thinks it’s human.
  17. Google Wants to Learn How You Speak. What Then?It doesn’t want to help you; it wants to become you.
  18. The Future of Tech Is Artificial Intelligence and That’s Just Fine for GoogleGoogle might not be flashy, but it does one thing exceptionally well — and that thing’s the future of technology.
  19. Facebook Is Working on Go-Playing AI That Google Already DevelopedThe intelligence is artificial but the shade is real.
  20. feature
    What Happens When Watson the Jeopardy! Robot Grows Up?It was just 4 years old when it beat the show’s best human contestants. As it goes out into the world, how afraid of it should we be?
  21. this! is! kind of scary!
    In Which We Confused a Robot for a HumanIt. Looks. So. Real.