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how and why machines are getting into art
# tech

how and why machines are getting into art

Writing, animation, and illustration, things that used to be uniquely human, are now being invaded by artificial intelligence. So, what’s next for creatives?

how an a.i. could churn out millions of bioweapons, and how we’d fight back
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how an a.i. could churn out millions of bioweapons, and how we’d fight back

Don’t worry about the AI, worry about the humans training it, say researchers who found out how easy it is to turn machines evil.

how artificial intelligence is helping to crack fusion
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how artificial intelligence is helping to crack fusion

Researchers trying to give the world a nearly limitless source of clean energy are getting a hand from an AI trained to fight against 100+ million degree plasma.

will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?
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will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?

A popular thought among experts thinking about alien life is that any intelligent life we discover in space will be artificial. But how realistic is this notion?

why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.
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why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.

To combat humanity’s flaws, some pundits are urging us to give AI the power to govern. These ideas are guaranteed to backfire.

how artificial intelligence can help fix economies
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how artificial intelligence can help fix economies

Current economic models and priorities set almost a century ago are obviously failing us today. Can machines help us get back on the right track?

world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?
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world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?

How can artificial intelligence be so impressive in demos but end up with a shaky real life track record? Is it because we’re hitting the limits of our current machine learning models?

why computers of the future may have to sleep
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why computers of the future may have to sleep

Turns out artificial intelligence needs a nap every once in a while to stay accurate, and that may tell us something fundamental about our own minds.

china is creating the blueprint for totalitarian techno-idiocracy
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china is creating the blueprint for totalitarian techno-idiocracy

China is aiming for AI supremacy to automate and export totalitarianism. This effort is bound to backfire, but not for the reason you may think.

how artificial intelligence can help us fight antibiotic resistance
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how artificial intelligence can help us fight antibiotic resistance

Researchers are enlisting computers in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria and already have a promising new candidate in the pipeline.

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