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Discriminating algorithms: 5 times AI showed prejudice

Modern life runs on intelligent algorithms. The data-devouring, self-improving computer programmes that underlie the artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion

The truth about the controversial science that has everyone worried

Fake News

Sony’s new robot dog Aibo barks, does tricks and charms animal lovers

In January, Sony held a special event at its headquarters in Tokyo. It was a "birthday ceremony" for the new edition of the company's robot dog, …

Robotics

To Speed Up AI, Mix Memory and Processing

New computing architectures aim to extend artificial intelligence from the cloud to smartphones Image: Sujan Gonugondla Image: Sujan Gonugondla</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

What smartphone photography is doing to our memories - Vox

Sharing photos may subtly change what — and how — we remember.<p>Though they may appear crystal clear in our minds, our memories are not a carbon copy of the events we witnessed.<p>Every time we recall a memory, we may accidentally alter it or diminish its accuracy. Even trivial memories are easily …

The Brain

AI could alleviate China’s doctor shortage - MIT Technology Review

On a recent day at a hospital in western Beijing, a cancer radiologist named Chongchong Wu loaded a suspicious-looking lung scan into a computer …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Google DeepMind Is Putting AI on the Psychologist’s Couch

Artificial intelligence can now carry out many of the same cognitive tasks humans can, but we still don’t really understand how AIs think. Google …

Artificial Intelligence

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere? | Innovation | Smithsonian

In June of 1956, A few dozen scientists and mathematicians from all around the country gathered for a meeting on the campus of Dartmouth College. …

Artificial Intelligence

Cracking Open the Black Box of AI with Cell Biology

A deep neural network that's mapped to the innards of a yeast cell reveals its inner workings Image: iStock PhotThe deep neural networks that power …

Machine Learning

5 Industries A.I. Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years | Inc.com

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest new technologies on the block, and entrepreneurs are rushing to get a solid understanding of what it means for them. It's predicted that AI bots will power 85% of customer service interactions by 2020 and will drive up to $33 trillion of annual economic …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Is Quietly Providing AI Technology for Drone Strike Targeting Project

Google has quietly secured a contract to work on the Defense Department’s new algorithmic warfare initiative, providing assistance with a pilot …

Knowledge About Different Cultures Is Shaking the Foundations of Psychology

The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it’s been remarkably successful in …

Psychology

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Singularity

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Psychologists explain why texting in relationships is so incredibly complicated

As she does for so many affairs of the heart, Lorde speaks for all of us when she sings about the intricacies of texting: "I overthink your punctuation use," she confesses on "The Louvre," maybe the best song on her new record. "Not my fault," she adds; it's just something her mind does.<p>In one …

Text Messaging

Cyberdyne's Medical Exoskeleton Strides to FDA Approval

Users in the United States can now take advantage of this friendly exoskeleton to help them with physical rehabilitation Photo: Prof. …

Robotics

Open-sourcing Psychlab

<b>Consider the simple task of going shopping for your groceries. If you fail to pick-up an item that is on your list, what does it tell us about the</b> …

The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home's Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It

<i>Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a serial entrepreneur. Below is an edited transcript excerpt from “Episode 14: Your Home’s Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence That Will Power It“ – the fifth episode in a 7-part</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Stanford's AI Predicts Death for Better End-of-Life Care

Deep learning AI is helping screen for ill patients who could benefit from having end-of-life conversations earlier Illustration: iStockphotoUsing …

Medicine

A computer analyzing speech-patterns can now predict the onset of psychosis

An international team of researchers, including a core group of IBM computer scientists, has successfully tested a machine learning algorithm that …

Alexa, What Are You Doing with My Family's Personal Info?

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week’s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns

Automation

Leveraging Smartphones in Patient Care

To explore the evolving role of smartphones in psychiatric care, this article focuses on schizophrenia as a disease-specific example of how new …

Digital Health

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

Economics

Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75 Percent; Million-Dollar Med Degrees 'Not Worth Paper They're Printed On' | Inc.com

<i>This is the first chapter of Insights from the Future. This is a book I'm writing about technology, innovation, and people ... from the perspective of the future. It is a collaborative exercise, and you are invited to participate. More details below the story.</i><p><b>Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75%;</b> …

Medical Technology

Chatbot: The Therapist in Your Pocket

<b>AI chatbots offer a modern twist to mental health services, using texting to digitally counsel today’s smartphone generation.</b><p>Artificial intelligence …

Mental Health

The dawn of social robots

At a bakery, a robot kneads bread dough alongside a human worker. After setting the dough aside, the robot moves on to its next task. It watches once …

Robotics

AI vs Doctors

Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Image: Erik Vrielink and Mike Spector

Artificial Intelligence

Smartphones can safeguard your health in some surprising ways

Data collected by your device could soon spot medical and psychological problems before you do.<p>Smartphones can be literal lifesavers, but they've also been linked to health problems including depression and sleep disruption.<p>But now scientists are starting to recognize that the data collected by our …

Mental Health

2018 Predictions in Healthcare

The New Year is a time to look back and reflect on the previous year and take into account all that has changed in healthcare and technology in the …

Digital Health