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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.

why hyperloop startups are ending up building subways
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why hyperloop startups are ending up building subways

We were told we'd be cross continents at supersonic speeds and driven by self-driving cars. But as the projects get underway, it's clear that's not really with what we'll end up.

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!

actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions
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actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions

Resistance to Huawei's technology being implemented across the world for new 5G networks isn't xenophobia or tech feudalism. It's a sober stance based on China's behavior.

why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation
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why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation

Universal basic income is pitched as the best possible solution to tens of millions of jobs being taken over by code and machines. But it's another populist bumper sticker solution to a complicated problem.

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?

why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises
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why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises

Teaching miners to code in hope of giving them a chance to join the tech boom isn't the worst idea. But there's more to a successful tech career than taking a coding class.

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.

the real reason why hate continues to flourish on social media
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the real reason why hate continues to flourish on social media

What's holding the tech giants back from addressing racists and bigots trying to overrun their platforms isn't the limits of their technology. It's fear.

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