Artificial Intelligence

What is AI? It's the quest to build machines that can reason, learn, and act intelligently, and it has barely begun. We cover the latest advances in machine learning, neural networks, and robots.

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There’s an easy way to make lending fairer for women. Trouble is, it’s illegal.

Goldman Sachs defended itself in the Apple Card scandal by saying it did not consider gender when calculating creditworthiness. If it did, that could actually mitigate the problem.

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The computing power needed to train AI is now rising seven times faster than ever before

An updated analysis from OpenAI shows how dramatically the need for computational resources has increased to reach each new AI breakthrough.

Go player Ke Jie plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo
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AI will now watch for fraudsters on the world’s largest stock exchange

A deep-learning system will work alongside human analysts to monitor the Nasdaq for suspicious behavior.

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Welcome to robot university (only robots need apply)

Want your robot to learn a new task? Then send it to RoboNet, a vast video database that could one day teach it anything.

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