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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.

fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator
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fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator

Robots are starting to keep tabs on and fire warehouse workers. And the day they'll be tracking all of us to evaluate our performance and make HR decisions is unsettlingly close.

tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble
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tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble

As more and more people become disillusioned with social media, a new breed of grifter blaming old human follies on technology is trying to cash in on their misery.

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself
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why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself

When we talk about regulating artificial intelligence, we need to step back and ask ourselves a very important question. What are we regulating and why?

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve
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how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve

Law enforcement agencies can’t wait to deploy facial recognition AI in daily policing, and pressuring lawmakers to get out of their way. But their zeal for face-seeking AI can easily backfire.

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy
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yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy

Every computer system can be compromised, even artificial intelligence. But despite some recent warnings, it’s not about to become a prime new target for hackers.

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