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Talking Cars on the Pros and Cons of Tesla Autopilot

The latest episode of the “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports” podcast hits the road again, but this time we have some help with the driving. Our …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

A physicist on why AI safety is ‘the most important conversation of our time’

‘Nothing in the laws of physics that says we can’t build machines much smarter than us’<p>Should we be worried about the dangerous potential of artificial intelligence?<p>Sort of, says Max Tegmark, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tegmark is a co-founder of the Future of Life …

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

5 professions that could see significant growth with the rise of AI

The words “artificial intelligence” often conjure up a sense of fear and apprehension. Fear for the unknown possibilities of AI, fear for the AI-fueled dystopian images brought about by movies like <i>The Terminator</i>, and most practically, fear for the possibility that AI will someday take our jobs. …