AI

amazon

Amazon Pulled the Plug on an AI Recruitment Tool That Was Biased Against Women

A report from anonymous sources speaking to Reuters sheds light on Amazon’s AI hiring project, and gender bias in tech.
Samantha Cole
10.10.18
algorithms

An AI Analyzed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
9.21.18
AI

This Video Game Made by AI Looks Fun as Hell

A computer created 'Killer Bounce' and 'Death Walls' after absorbing hours of video of humans playing classic games.
Matthew Gault
9.18.18
yelp

Researchers Developed a New, Even More Convincing Way to Write Fake Yelp Reviews

A new machine learning method keeps AI on track when writing fake reviews.
Samantha Cole
9.17.18
AI

This Algorithm Makes Its Own Video Games

The program watches hours of humans playing classic video games and "learns" their key features in order to generate new games.
Matthew Gault
9.12.18
Scunthorpe Problem

Life on the Internet Is Hard When Your Last Name is 'Butts'

The “Scunthorpe problem” has never really been solved and for people with "offensive" last names, this can be a real pain in the ass.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.29.18
AI

AI Can Manipulate Video to Make Everybody Dance Now

AI is getting really good at making people do things they never could—or would—in real life.
Jordan Pearson
8.24.18
AI Doing Art

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Yay, researchers trained an algorithm to turn your captions into (nightmarish) images.
Sarah Emerson
8.17.18
AI

OpenAI Is Beating Humans at ‘Dota 2’ Because It’s Basically Cheating

AI defeating human players at 'Dota 2' is impressive, but it was only possible thanks to significant guardrails and an inhuman advantage.
Matthew Gault
8.17.18
deepfakes

There Is No Tech Solution to Deepfakes

Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only puts a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.
Samantha Cole
8.14.18
SURVEILLANCE

Describe a Face and This AI Will Draw It

Animesh Karnewar wanted to program an AI that could translate descriptions of characters in books to images.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
Dystopia Now

Researchers Tricked AI Into Doing Free Computations It Wasn't Trained to Do

Google researchers demonstrated that a neural network could be tricked into performing free computations for an attacker. They worry that this could one day be used to turn our smartphones into botnets by exposing them to images.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.12.18