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.
Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way
These biotech companies are reprogramming cells to treat baldness, but it’s still early days.
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task
The single technique for teaching neural networks multiple skills is a step towards general-purpose AI.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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