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How to Be Robot-Proof - MIT Technology Review

In his new book, <i>Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence</i>, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun, PhD ’82, says …

Higher Education

Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to …

Machine Learning

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …

Artificial Intelligence

AI takes centre stage in Google’s Pixel smartphone and Home speaker

It also introduced a range of new products aimed at creating a smart home with Google Home, a voice-controlled speaker that can be used to manage and …

XPRIZE to dispel artificial intelligence worries

The new challenge, supported by IBM, will run until 2020 with elimination rounds taking place every year at IBM’s World of Watson conferences, …

Elon Musk spearheading $1bn artificial intelligence venture

The OpenAI venture, backed by Google holding company Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon, hopes to boost development of intelligent computing to the extent …

2017: The Year AI Floated into the Cloud - MIT Technology Review

Cloud computing is already a huge business, and competition is stiff. But this year, tech firms opened a new front in the battle to win users over in …

Machine Learning

Stephen Hawking warns that AI poses a danger to humanity

Speaking at the Web Summit technology conference in Portugal, Hawking said artificial intelligence and robots are already threatening millions of …

AI and the Future of Work - MIT Technology Review

Iyad Rahwan discusses how can we anticipate and respond to major disruptions from Artificial Intelligence, the Web, and social media to the way we …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind's Mustafa Suleyman: In 2018, AI will gain a moral compass

Humanity faces a wide range of challenges that are characterised by extreme complexity, from climate change to feeding and providing healthcare for …

Artificial Intelligence

AI’s Language Problem - MIT Technology Review

Kris Hammond explains why the remaining challaneges in language show how far we really are from real artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng Says Factories Are AI’s Next Frontier - MIT Technology Review

Every day, in factories around the world, thousands of people spend hours squinting at tiny circuit boards and other electronic components, looking …

Artificial Intelligence

Progress in AI isn’t as Impressive as You Might Think - MIT Technology Review

With so much excitement about progress in artificial intelligence, you may wonder why intelligent machines aren’t already running our lives.<p>Key …

Artificial Intelligence

China and the US are bracing for an AI showdown—in the cloud - MIT Technology Review

Chinese and American tech giants are preparing for a showdown that may shape the future of artificial intelligence.<p>China’s cloud providers, Alibaba, …

Machine Learning

Neural Networking

To the Editors:<p>“ Delving into Deep Learning ” by Brian Hayes (May–June, <i>Computing Science</i> ) provides a well-written background for posing a simple yet …

Making Life from Scratch

On May 11, 1997, Garry Kasparov pushed his chair back from the table and walked away from the chessboard. After only 19 moves, he conceded the game …

When the World Went Digital

This Article From Issue<p>May-June 2013<p>Volume 101, Number 3<p>Page 233<p>DOI:<p><b>TURING’S CATHEDRAL: The Origins of the Digital Universe.</b> George Dyson. xxii + 401 …

The Manifest Destiny of Artificial Intelligence

This Article From Issue<p>July-August 2012<p>Volume 100, Number 4<p>Page 282<p>DOI:<p>Artificial intelligence began with an ambitious research agenda: To endow …

Fractures and Bindings of Consciousness

Every second, our brains take feedback from the world and provide us with a sense of consciousness: awareness of what we are doing and what we have …

Bringing Up Robots

Bongard started out with neural-network controllers—random computer codes that take input from sensors and feed it to motors. These controllers are …

Don’t Make AI Artificially Stupid in the Name of Transparency

Artificial intelligence systems are going to crash some of our cars, and sometimes they're going to recommend longer sentences for black Americans …

Meet the Company Trying to Democratize Clinical Trials With AI

A decade ago, Pablo Graiver was working as a VP at Kayak, the online airfare aggregator, when he sat down to dinner with an old friend—a heart …

The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is overhyped—there, we said it. It’s also incredibly important.<p>Superintelligent algorithms aren’t about to take all the jobs …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s …

Machine Learning

Greedy, Brittle, Opaque, and Shallow: The Downsides to Deep Learning

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, has said that AI “is more profound than … electricity or fire.” Andrew Ng, who founded Google Brain and …

To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Your three-pound brain runs on just 20 watts of power—barely enough to light a dim bulb. Yet the machine behind our eyes has built civilizations from …

Artificial Intelligence

D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is …

The A.I. “Gaydar” Study and the Real Dangers of Big Data

Every face does not tell a story; it tells thousands of them. Over evolutionary time, the human brain has become an exceptional reader of the human face—computerlike, we like to think. A viewer instinctively knows the difference between a real smile and a fake one. In July, a Canadian study …

Can a Robot Join the Faith?

As an apparent coup d’etat ripples through Saudi Arabia, the rising ruling faction is trying to keep things upbeat by sending bullish signals to the world’s mega-rich. Exhibit A is Neom, part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiative, a proposed utopian city whose modest slogan is “the world’s most …

Red Sea

The Hype—and Hope—of Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this month, on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver skewered media companies’ desperate search for clicks. Like many of his bits, it became a viral phenomenon, clocking in at nearly six million views on YouTube. At around the ten-minute mark, Oliver took his verbal bat to the knees …