Aerial view of Lagos Island.
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An AI model shows that building collapses in Lagos are location specific, and soil testing can help to check them.
Rather than using AI to replace workers, companies can build teams that ethically integrate the technology.
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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.
Do you trust AI systems, like this driverless taxi, to behave the way you expect them to?
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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 science of human consciousness offers new ways of gauging machine minds – and suggests there’s no obvious reason computers can’t develop awareness.
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.
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The seeds of the current commotion over AI were laid years ago.
The government, banks and other financial organisations are now dealing with fraud by using increasingly sophisticated detection methods.
Fraud was up 25% in the UK in 2021/22.
Thick smoke rolling in from Canada’s 2023 wildfires was a wakeup call for several cities.
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Air quality forecasting is getting better, thanks in part to AI. That’s good, given the health impact of air pollution. An environmental engineer explains how systems warn of incoming smog or smoke.
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Giving AI any degree of executive control could be dangerous for humans.
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To be useful in high-stakes situations, AI needs to understand cause and effect – and the limits of its knowledge.
A machine learning algorithm was able to accurately predict those with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease based on their gut microbe composition.
Machine learning can spot patterns in patient data and help detect hepatitis B earlier, which could save lives.
An AI-driven political campaign could be all things to all people.
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Artificial intelligence looks like a political campaign manager’s dream because it could tune its persuasion efforts to millions of people individually – but it could be a nightmare for democracy.
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Our new study demonstrates the enormous potential that machine learning has to help identify people with AS
Quantum machine learning models could help us create AI systems that are almost impenetrable by hackers. But in the hands of hackers, the same technology could wreak havoc.
Approach all information with some initial skepticism.
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Generative AIs may make up information they serve you, meaning they may potentially spread science misinformation. Here’s how to check the accuracy of what you read in an AI-enhanced media landscape.
Researchers are working on untangling the neural circuitry of chronic and acute pain.
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Pain has long been subjectively measured, leading to frustrations for patients and doctors alike. Identifying neural biomarkers of pain could improve diagnosis and lead to better treatments of chronic pain conditions.
You can’t see inside any opaque box, but the color black adds an air of mystery.
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Metaphorical black boxes shield the inner workings of AIs, which protect software developers’ intellectual property. They also make it hard to understand how the AIs work – and why things go wrong.
The shortcuts made when AI was being developed can guide society’s responses to the technology.
The sky is big and full of information that AI tools can help astronomers unlock.
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Artificial intelligence tools are making waves in almost every aspect of life, and astronomy is no different. An astronomer explains the history and future of AI in understanding the universe.