Deep learning


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

An AI-Generated Artwork Just Sold for $432,500 at Christie’s

Far from being the sole creation of an AI, 'Edmond de Belamy' was the result of months of work by three people using a machine learning algorithm from 2014.
Jordan Pearson

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
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

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
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
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

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.
Wajeeh Maaz

Watch a Computer Learn to Play ‘Doom’ Inside a Dream

Researchers got deep learning models to train inside their own hallucinated ideas of the world.
Jordan Pearson
reddit misbehavior

One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit

A new study suggests that most of Reddit's drama is started by a small number of communities on the website.
Sarah Emerson

How to Turn a Pair of Glasses Into an AI-Fooling Spy Tool

Perfect for a sci-fi heist.
Jordan Pearson
Daily Dystopia

AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed

A new paper has troubling implications.
Louise Matsakis