Karthik Sabapathy

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How to handle the robot invasion of human labour?

Headlines such as “iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots” or “Chinese factory replaces 90% of human …

Economics

New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros

This time, the Go-playing algorithm didn’t need any human players to help it.<p>While artificial intelligence software has made huge strides recently, …

How technology is making our minds redundant. By Franklin Foer<p>All the values that Silicon Valley professes are the values of the 60s. The big tech companies present themselves as platforms for personal liberation. Everyone has the right to speak their mind on social media, to fulfil their …

Computer Science

Artificial intelligence is fast at learning games, but applied to wider society it can have troubling outcomes<p>You might not expect to find a player named Libratus around a poker table in a high-stakes game of no-limit Texas Hold’em. Yet it was Libratus – an artificial intelligence (AI) – that …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Pixel Buds are wireless earbuds that translate conversations in real time

Google Translate in your ears for $159.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—To accompany the new Pixel smartphones announced Wednesday, Google debuted new wireless earbuds, …

Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing

You can leave it lying around or wear it.<p>At today's hardware event, Google has announced a surprise new product: Clips. It's a little standalone …

Fully driverless cars could be months away

Google's self-driving car unit prepares to launch a taxi service near Phoenix.<p>Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence