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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Robots that teach autistic kids social skills could help them develop

In recent years, advancements in socially-assistive robots have opened up a promising new way for more affordable and personalized care.

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How to know if artificial intelligence is about to destroy civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching

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What AI still can’t do

Artificial intelligence won’t be very smart if computers don’t grasp cause and effect. That’s something even humans have trouble with.

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The messy, secretive reality behind OpenAI’s bid to save the world

The AI moonshot was founded in the spirit of transparency. This is the inside story of how competitive pressure eroded that idealism.

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