The Doomsday Invention
Essential reading for anyone interested in the debate over the dangerous consequences of “super-intelligent AI.”
Google Open-Sourcing Tensorflow Shows AI’s Future Is Data
Good perspective on why Google decided to release the underlying code for its machine-learning technology. Basically, it’s all about the data, not the algorithms.
Researchers Teaching Robots How to Best Reject Orders from Humans
As robots become commonplace, you can expect their human masters to issue some pretty stupid commands. Thankfully some people are researching the best ways for robots to politely, but effectively, decline.
German Researchers Build a Robotic Ear Worm
Medical robots are advancing quickly, and this story describes a neat, if slightly unnerving, effort to improve ear surgery.
The Computer That Knows What You’re Thinking
Computers are still pretty poor at understanding what we’re feeling. But experiments shows that machines are getting better at reading people’s emotions, even when they try to hide them.
DeepMind’s cofounder: Generative AI is just a phase. What’s next is interactive AI.
“This is a profound moment in the history of technology,” says Mustafa Suleyman.
What to know about this autumn’s covid vaccines
New variants will pose a challenge, but early signs suggest the shots will still boost antibody responses.
Human-plus-AI solutions mitigate security threats
With the right human oversight, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence can help keep business and customer data secure
Next slide, please: A brief history of the corporate presentation
From million-dollar slide shows to Steve Jobs’s introduction of the iPhone, a bit of show business never hurt plain old business.
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