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Artificial Intelligence

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
Updates
Updates

Google Is Sorry its Sentiment Analyzer is Biased

The company’s Cloud Natural Language API rated being a Jew or homosexual as negative.
Louise Matsakis
10.25.17
Terraform
Terraform

Pity the Lonely Chatbot

Robots can't pass the Turing Test yet, but they still deserve our empathy.
Becky Ferreira
10.13.17
"What Do You Do For a Living?"
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs
10.12.17
Gaming
Gaming

Orc Slavery Made Me Quit ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’

“When is my rest?,” he begged. I pulled him close to me, dominated his weakened mind, put him in my orc stable, and immediately shut down the game.
Matthew Gault
10.12.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Silicon Valley’s Radical Machine Cult

From afterlife to machine transcendence, Digitalism offers a new promise of paradise.
Wolfram Klinger
10.11.17
Replicant Feels
Replicant Feels

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is More Human Than ‘Blade Runner’

A spoiler-filled review.
Matthew Gault
10.6.17
gerrymandering
gerrymandering

Algorithms Supercharged Gerrymandering. We Should Use Them to Fix it

A new suite of open source redistricting software can help citizens reclaim democracy.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.3.17
chatbots
chatbots

New Chatbots Will Help People Accept Death

“Hi, what comes after all this?”
Jordan Pearson
9.21.17
Academia
Academia

Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is reexamining a Stanford study after it received significant backlash.
Louise Matsakis
9.12.17
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy

“Essentially, we believe that further erosion of privacy is inevitable.”
Louise Matsakis
9.8.17