articles tagged: artificial intelligence
why recommendation algorithms are a necessary evil
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why recommendation algorithms are a necessary evil

Experts are worried we’re ceding too many decisions to recommendation algorithms and are on a slippery slope to exploitation and learned helplessness. In reality, we’d be lost and very frustrated without them.

how killer robots can reshape the world’s militaries and geopolitics
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how killer robots can reshape the world’s militaries and geopolitics

The American military may be the best in the world, but too often, it’s fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century ideas. Its foreign counterparts have an opportunity to master the wars of the future.

world of weird things podcast: the nerd rapture
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world of weird things podcast: the nerd rapture

The Singularity is the event in which humanity changes from sacks of meat to immortal AIs. It's also about as realistic as getting an admission letter to Hogwarts.

world of weird things podcast: artificial untelligence
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world of weird things podcast: artificial untelligence

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, but what do they actually mean by that? Turns out nailing down the meaning of the term is a lot harder that it seems at first glance.

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence
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henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence

Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.

the oncology revolution that wasn’t
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the oncology revolution that wasn’t

IBM was going to use Watson to find new treatments for cancer and help oncologists provide better care for their patients. They ended up doing neither and revealing the machine’s Achilles heel.

did electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, just strike the adult industry in spain?
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did electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, just strike the adult industry in spain?

Did a real robot brothel quietly open in Barcelona? Well, that depends on your definition of robot...

the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence
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the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence

Trump administration officials tells workers already or currently being replaced by robots it won't happen for another 50 to 100 years.

quantum of bigot: fighting trolls with a.i.
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quantum of bigot: fighting trolls with a.i.

If you're going to fight trolls, racists, and bigots with AI, you're going to need a much more comprehensive approach than a few neural networks...

how to tame your superintelligent robot…
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how to tame your superintelligent robot…

Programmer Maciej Ceglowski refuses to fall for the Gospel of the Nerd Rapture and offers a novel idea for giving people a more realistic idea of what AI really is.

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