Jan Sollid Storehaug

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Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

A beginner's guide to AI: Neural networks

One of the more complex and misunderstood topics making headlines lately is artificial intelligence. People like Elon Musk warn that robots could one day destroy us all, while other experts claim that we’re on the brink of an AI winter and the technology is going nowhere. Making heads or tails of …

Deep Learning

What Is A Blockchain Operating System?

Blockchain, as more and more people are finding out, is a ledger system for keeping records. More specifically, blockchain is an open (i.e. public, not held inside one company, unless it’s a private blockchain) distributed (it exists on many computers) immutable (it can not be altered, in …

Blockchain

A Literally Immortal Jellyfish Could Teach Scientists How to Live Forever

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Biology

AI Starts Taking White-Collar Jobs

Machines have already begun quietly replacing human workers. The issue may seem abstract when it’s somebody else’s job. But what happens when they …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence’s greatest contribution may be in health care, and China is leading the way

The greatest contribution that artificial intelligence could make to humanity might be in health care. According to the consultancy firm Frost & …

Medical Technology

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

Telecoms

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

(Sequel here: <i>Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future.</i>)<p><i>Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning</i> …

Blockchain

Adobe Scan now now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

This AI program could beat you in an argument—but it doesn’t know what it’s saying - MIT Technology Review

During a live debate in San Francisco this evening, an AI program made a surprisingly cogent argument that space exploration should be subsidized. …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Weekly: If we create artificial intelligence, will we know it?

When people talk about creating an artificial intelligence, the conversation is often focused on human or superhuman AI — systems that would equal or surpass us in intelligence. But what if we create an artificial intelligence that’s deserving of respect, but don’t recognize it as such?<p>That’s a …

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

by Alexandra Ossola January 8, 2018 Robots & Machines 40089<p>The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the …

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

15 major milestones along the brief history of 3D printing

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Giving everyone from engineers and doctors to DIY enthusiasts and …

3D Printing

Google Wifi Network Check can test the speed of all your connected devices

As more electronic devices add Wi-Fi connectivity, you might have trouble pinpointing the problem if one of your gadgets has a slow internet connection. An update to Google Wifi's Network Check feature can help you with that troubleshooting.<p>Rolling out from Tuesday, the Network Check update lets …

Wi-Fi

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

If you’ve spent any time reading about artificial intelligence, you’ll almost certainly have heard about artificial neural networks. But what exactly …

Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enable the AI to make telephone calls on behalf of its human owner.<p>The so-called ‘Duplex’ feature of …

Artificial Intelligence Is the Technology of the Year. Here's How Smart Companies Are Using It

AI is changing the world and you can use it to become a better company in 2018<p>Amazon has already sold 25 million Alexa speakers, and Google Assistant is now available on 400 million devices, as reported by Harvard Business Review. Game on.<p>Imagine a world coming to a galaxy near you very soon: You …

Artificial Intelligence

You may never own a quantum computer, but IBM will still let you use one

You’ll probably never use quantum hardware yourself, but there’s a high chance you’ll benefit from research that couldn’t have been completed without …

We need to focus on AI complementing the mind, not replacing it

Every few decades, a technological development leads us to believe that artificial general intelligence (aka strong AI) , the brand of AI that can think and decide like humans, is just around the corner. The excitement that follows is accompanied by fears of dystopian near-future and an arms-race …

Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe.<p>The new institute would be set up for similar reasons as Cern, the particle physics lab near …

Artificial Intelligence

The US Army is developing AI that can recognize faces in the dark and through walls

The US Army is developing a machine learning method for identifying faces from thermal imagery. Soon the American government will be able to film people from outside of buildings, using cameras that can see through walls in near-total darkness, and an AI will recognize the people in the images.<p>Army …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Drones will soon decide who to kill

The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost …

Inside Cellink, the Swedish company building 3D printers for living tissue

One day we’ll replace our old knackered organs with brand new ones that are printed out exclusively for us with a 3D printer. And when we do, we’ll …