Humanity is the only species on earth for whom intelligence is also an ethical liability.
AI poses a variety of ethical conundrums, but the NASA teams working on Mars rovers exemplify an ethic of care and human-robot teamwork that could act as a blueprint for AI’s future.
Laughter is one of the most ubiquitous and pleasurable things humans do, which is why companies online want to know what we find funny.
Training AI systems with more focused data sets can target them to a specific use.
What should you do if you’re tempted to use ChatGPT for medical advice? For starters, don’t use it.
A scholar of digital religion explains why the use of AI isn’t necessarily displacing religious leadership: It is the clergy who are helping with the programming, critical for its deployment.
It might seem creepy but digital necromancy is a natural extension of how we grieve in the age of AI.
Virtual influencers have relationships, explore the world and take risks. The web is their playground – but they don’t exist.
When water warms, it holds less oxygen, and this can harm aquatic life and degrade water quality. A new study finds that climate change is driving oxygen loss in hundreds of US and European rivers.
People can trust each other because they understand how the human mind works, can predict people’s behavior, and assume that most people have a moral sense. None of these things are true of AI.
The movie offers both Hollywood history and Cruise’s presence as weapons of human resistance to the hazards of AI in filmmaking.
The science of human consciousness offers new ways of gauging machine minds – and suggests there’s no obvious reason computers can’t develop awareness.
Further research is needed in order to quantify the costs of extreme heat so we can reduce its damaging effects now and in the future.
There are many programs where people can generate art using AI. However, this comes with a risk of non-Indigenous people generating Indigenous art, which negatively affects Indigenous artists.
A new machine learning model can pinpoint anomalies in sports results – whether from match fixing, strategic losses or poor player performance. It could be a useful tool in the fight against cheating.
What AI-narrated audiobooks tell us about reading and big tech.
As artificial intelligence becomes mainstream, its infiltration into children’s lives is causing tremendous anxiety.
Industry leaders, scientists and policymakers may see AI’s technical potential, but societies have trouble adapting to revolutionary advances without broad public participation.
Scholars differ over whether having students use AI in their assignments will help or hurt their careers after graduation.
AI systems with deceptive capabilities could be misused in numerous ways by bad actors. Or, they may become prone to behaving in ways their creators never intended.