Artificial Intelligence

science has gone too far
science has gone too far

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.9.18
Google
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia Can Artificially Create Slow Motion That Is Better Than a 300,000 FPS Camera

Nvidia's software and Tesla V100 GPUs generate extra frames to fill in video gaps.
Ian Birnbaum
6.20.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Wants to Use AI to Replace Your Eyeballs in Photos Where You Blinked

Researchers at the company are experimenting with AI to retouch your most undignified pictures.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Stanford Researchers Trained a Neural Network to Make These Memes

The model was trained on hundreds of memes in the “advice animal” style of text and image then tasked with producing its own captions.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.14.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

We Asked MIT Researchers Why They Made a ‘Psychotic AI' That Only Sees Death

People have begun writing letters directly to the AI, pleading with it to seek a more positive outlook on life.
Jason Koebler
6.7.18
sampling errors
sampling errors

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Watch This Hilarious Bitcoin Explainer Generated by an AI

Botnik strikes again with a short Bitcoin explainer made by a predictive text AI that was trained on other Bitcoin explainers.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.23.18
talk robot to me
talk robot to me

How to Tell If You’re Talking to a Robot

Mundane small talk could unravel an artificially intelligent phone assistant's otherwise-realistic speech patterns.
Samantha Cole
5.10.18
Happy Machines
Happy Machines

Explaining Roko's Basilisk, the Thought Experiment That Brought Elon Musk and Grimes Together

Elon Musk turned an old internet thought experiment about killer AI into a pickup line.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.8.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

The All-Girl Afghan Robotics Team Was Banned from Entering the US. Now It's Inspiring a Revolution

This weekend, the Afghan Dreamers won the Rookie Inspiration Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit.
Virginia Vigliar
5.1.18
early warning systems
early warning systems

Nukes in the Age of AI

A new report from the RAND Corporation explains how artificial intelligence might affect the risk of nuclear war.
Matthew Gault
4.25.18