Intelligent Machines: Making AI Work in the Real World
Eric Schmidt suggests, somewhat controversially, that Apple Music’s use of humans rather than algorithms is “elitist.”
—Will Knight, senior editor, AI
The Innovation Game
The Economist made some cool and informative illustrations of data from the “Global Innovation Index,” a high-profile annual report that ranks countries according to certain measures of their ability to innovate.
—Mike Orcutt, associate editor
Coal Use in China Is Slowing
The Energy Information Administration has an interesting post looking at how and why China’s coal consumption patterns are changing.
How Inefficient Climate Policies Can Build Support for Efficient Ones
In typical bare-knuckles fashion, Vox climate-change essayist David Roberts goes after those who think industrial policies favoring clean energy are a bad idea: “Serious political change requires … that the status quo be substantially disrupted.“
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
How to fix the internet
If we want online discourse to improve, we need to move beyond the big platforms.
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