articles tagged: artificial intelligence
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.

why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way
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why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way

We are not running out of jobs humans can do as computers take on more and more responsibilities. We're just choosing not to create new jobs and educate workers.

when every myth you’re trying to debunk isn’t actually wrong…
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when every myth you’re trying to debunk isn’t actually wrong…

George Dvorsky decided to try some myth-busting about the future of AI and the nature of the technology. The end result needs a lot of myth-busting of its own...

why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them
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why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them

Let's not surgarcoat this. We will build autonomous killer robots because we have every incentive to. So let's make sure we get them right.

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