The dangers of AI solutionism need to be addressed.
Sure your AI assistant can book an appointment for you, but what about any meaningful conversation?
Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of everyday life.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
AI chatbots still struggle to understand the impact of their words.
The chatbot industry sees more data as the answer to building a truly conversational system. But the industry may be teaching chatbots the wrong thing.
The current push towards AI categorisation of people is in danger of embedding a binary view of society.
If you tell a robot secrets, you might want to make sure it can forget them too.
Robots have a lot to learn from humans when it comes to memory.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for possible signs of AI.
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Fresh hope for sufferers of mental illness.
The beautiful, if clunky, game.
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Genomes don’t translate easily into an understanding of disease.
Big data is all well and good, but if we want medical breakthroughs, we'll need big theory too.
All that computer power will still need a helping hand from our uniquely human expertise.
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Computers are getting better and better at the jobs that previously made sense for researchers to outsource to citizen scientists. But don't worry: there's still a role for people in these projects.
Spectators in South Korea look on as AlphaGo takes on Go champion Lee Se-dol.
A machine has bested us at yet another intellectually challenging game. It shows artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly, but it doesn't mean humans are redundant quite yet.
Who is the “driver” here?
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Can software really be considered the "driver" of an autonomous vehicle? This is one question that needs to be resolved before driveless cars can hit the roads.
Lining up potential pitfalls: nonexperts and computers may misinterpret the vertical line in this image as a natural feature rather than a result of a mosaic compilation of multiple satellite images.
Expert image analysts have an important role to play, even in an age of computer interpretation and crowdsourcing.
Your brain scan told me your mind would wander.
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Particular parts of an individual's brain tend to work together on certain tasks. Researchers can look at these patterns of "functional connectivity" to predict traits – like the ability to pay attention.
One of the psychadelic nightmares generated by Google’s Inceptionism system.
Google's image recognition project has not only generated some disturbing images but also tells us something about how we humans identify objects we see.