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deepfakes
deepfakes

AI-Moderators Fighting AI-Generated Porn Is the Harbinger of the Fake News Apocalypse

Gfycat is deploying AI to seek and destroy AI-generated porn—a good step, but we're not out of the woods yet.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
Empathy
Empathy

How AI Can Help Us Understand Pain and Suffering

Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez sees AI as a tool for empathy.
Michael Byrne
1.29.18
In Our Image
In Our Image

Bail Algorithms Are As Accurate As Random People Doing an Online Survey

Algorithms like COMPAS that predict recidivism have flooded the criminal justice system—but do they work?
Jordan Pearson
1.17.18
facial-recognition
facial-recognition

AI-Fooling Glasses Could Be Good Enough to Trick Facial Recognition at Airports

Adversarial objects, for your face.
Samantha Cole
1.5.18
machine learning
machine learning

AI System Sorts News Articles By Whether or Not They Contain Actual Information

How much "news" is actually new?
Michael Byrne
1.3.18
AI
AI

AI System Detects ‘Deception’ in Courtroom Videos

Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.
Michael Byrne
12.19.17
deepfakes
deepfakes

AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked

Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying.
Samantha Cole
12.11.17
invite to the block party
invite to the block party

Snowden’s Favorite Ad Blocker Can Now Automatically Detect New Tracking Scripts

Ghostery just escalated the ad blocking arms race.
Louise Matsakis
12.6.17
algorithms
algorithms

Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun

The once-theoretical problem of "adversarial objects" just got real.
Samantha Cole
11.2.17
turing test
turing test

Can a Machine Be Conscious?

Three neuroscientists argue that the architecture of consciousness in the human brain can help create artificial consciousness.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.1.17
algorithms
algorithms

Copyright Law Makes Artificial Intelligence Bias Worse

But it could be used to help fix the problem too.
Louise Matsakis
10.31.17
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Your iPhone Is Using Machine Learning to Chronicle All Your Bra Pics

A tweet about the bizarre ‘brassiere’ category raised some eyebrows.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.17