Artificial Intelligence

In Moderation

Machine Learning Identifies Weapons in the Christchurch Attack Video. We Know, We Tried It

It took 29 minutes for a Facebook user to first report the livestream of the Christchurch terrorist. Now a machine learning system spots weapons in the stream with an over 90 percent confidence rating.
Joseph Cox
4.17.19
Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI's Mission to Benefit Humanity Now Includes Seeking Profit

The AI research group founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman and largely funded by Peter Thiel, shockingly, will now seek profit.
Caroline Haskins
3.12.19
Artificial Intelligence

Nick Cave on Why AI Will Never Write a Great Song

The prolific musician and author explains why writing a transcendent piece of music remains essentially human.
Nick Cave
1.28.19
Artificial Intelligence

China Is Achieving AI Dominance by Relying on Young Blue-Collar Workers

To remain the world leader in artificial intelligence, China relies on young “data labelers” who work eight hours a day processing massive amounts of data to make computers smart.
Huizhong Wu
12.21.18
Artificial Intelligence

Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?

Researchers say it’s a lot more complex than it seems on the surface.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.18
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Worries Them Most About the Future

Welcome to the dark side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
AI

AI Can Generate Interactive Virtual Worlds Based on Simple Videos

Nvidia’s new AI represents a major leap forward in graphics generation based on neural networks.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.3.18
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China’s AI News Anchor Makes the News More Boring

A Chinese news agency debuted a news anchor powered by artificial intelligence at the World Internet Conference yesterday.
Caroline Haskins
11.8.18
AI

Watch an AI Modeled After a Worm's Brain Park a Tiny Car Like a Pro

Researchers created a machine learning model loosely inspired by the brain of C. elegans to create a more interpretable kind of AI.
Jordan Pearson
11.5.18
AI

Get in the Halloween Spirit with This AI-Generated Spooky Music

The results are pretty eerie, but you can help them get even creepier.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.18
Artificial Intelligence

This Neural Network Trained on the Bible Tries to Play God

A developer made neural network trained on the Bible — can you distinguish what’s “divine” and what’s “benign”?
Caroline Haskins
10.19.18
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