A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Finding out more about how the brain works could help programmers translate thinking from the wet and squishy world of biology into all-new forms of machine learning in the digital world.
Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can't be fixed easily by the fakers.
We know that social media platforms have an incentive to promote whatever gets the most attention, regardless of its authenticity. We're more reluctant to admit that the same is true of people.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child's play.
Having trouble playing the latest video game? New AI tools can learn how you and others play, and help you be a better player.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.
A human knows that four cats, four apples and the symbol 4 all have one thing in common – the abstract concept of 'four'. Now robots are catching up.
Uber's IPO will value the company at more than $80 billion, yet the data it collects on its users may be worth even more – and creates the potential for dangerous manipulation.
Social media offers good conditions for wildlife trafficking to thrive.
Quantum machine learning is an exciting and rapidly growing field.
Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
AlphaZero is a machine capable of defeating the most complex board games for the human mind, based only on its own learning experience, not on accumulated human knowledge.
The AI behind retail websites has learnt the best strategy is to copy each other's prices – and that can see them 'collude' to keep them high.
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
A new machine learning tool can detect and classify different strengths of Islamophobic hate speech on Twitter.
By looking closely at traits like wing feathers and spot patterns, a computer scientist trained an algorithm to recognize individual woodpeckers.
One-third of roads in the U.S. are unpaved; plenty more have faded or obscured road markings. Today's self-driving vehicles can't go on them, and will need new algorithms to handle those conditions.