articles tagged: artificial intelligence
world of weird things podcast: is this the real life? is this just an alien simulation?
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world of weird things podcast: is this the real life? is this just an alien simulation?

According to some scientists, we may be stuck in some sort of alien version of The Matrix and never know it.

world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet
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world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet

Hide your kids, hide your wife, we're automating everybody out there!

a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords
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a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords

Imagine a device from science fiction capable of creating a self-replicating, constantly improving robotic hivemind. I wanted to know if we could build one today. Then I sort of did.

how an artificial intelligence learned to understand the universe
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how an artificial intelligence learned to understand the universe

For the first time, an AI was trained how to simulate a universe 600 million light years across. Does how fast it was able to do it and how well it understood its task tell us something profound about the cosmos?

why a.i. probably won’t find you the perfect new job
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why a.i. probably won’t find you the perfect new job

Some futurists and entrepreneurs think that artificial intelligence can match people to jobs. Unfortunately, they're underestimating the job seekers while overestimating the AIs.

the dirty work of training an artificial intelligence
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the dirty work of training an artificial intelligence

AI that identifies faces, vehicles, and reads handwriting is springing from computers, ready to make tedious human work obsolete. But we don't see the tedious human work that goes into training them.

it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator
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it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator

A new artificial intelligence system called GROVER can create extremely plausible fake news stories. Why would anyone build something like this? Why, to fight fake news of course!

mit weighs in on how to train your neural network
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mit weighs in on how to train your neural network

Computer scientists at MIT are spearheading an effort to make designing and training artificial neural networks a lot faster and more efficient by powering through a paradox in their implementation.

paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer
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paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer

A recent experiment shows that artificial intelligence can now slightly outperform human experts in diagnosing lung cancer. So, what's next for medical AI?

if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it
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if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it

Elon Musk's startup is raising money to protect humanity from runaway adoption of artificial intelligence by merging our minds with machines. Here's how it could succeed.

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