A recent poll found that most Americans think algorithms are unfair. But was the poll itself biased? All around us, algorithms are invisibly at work. They're recommending music and surfacing news, finding
The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test. In the middle of the 20th century, high marks on IQ tests became status symbols. Mensa
Psychologists are still arguing about the best methods to spot intelligence. Since the turn of the 20th century, psychologists have tried to pin down what it means to be smart. More than 100 years later,
What’s better than making a map? Making a machine that makes maps. Zoom in on the Google Maps app on your phone, and eventually the shapes of buildings will come into view. You can thank artificial intelligence
The hottest app of the moment collects your data, but they're certainly not alone. Internet phenomena have a tendency to come on strong and totally take over our social feeds, seemingly out of nowhere.
There are 43 quintillion ways to scramble a cube. This AI can solve it in seconds. Scramble a Rubik’s cube, and you will create one of 43 quintillion possible arrangements of those 54 colorful square But
Bots like this could be deployed in real-world scenarios, like auctions. If you’ve ever thought about a competitive situation in life as like a chess game, you might consider poker as a better metaphor.
Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future. A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. Everyone is always hating
It's been hard not to be preoccupied by Avengers: Endgame, which came out this week. Maybe you've been scrambling to get tickets, or worrying about whether you can sit through the 3-hour film without pee
We spend so much of our lives commuting, but with self-driving cars, we could fill that time in unlimited ways. You might finish up work, put on a movie, or—if the car windows are digital displays—enjoy
Autonomous vehicles are usually conservative. This one screeches its tires. Self-driving cars are known for driving conservatively. After all, automakers and tech companies design autonomous vehicles be
A government laboratory in Illinois will receive the fastest supercomputer in the United States in 2021, and it will be the first to hit what’s called exascale-level processing. The mammoth machine, called