To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You by CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS


By CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS

Researchers believe they can improve conversational A.I. systems by letting them talk to people on the internet. But sometimes, these systems can say things that reflect the worst of human nature.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Good News: A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News. by CADE METZ


By CADE METZ

The building blocks of A.I. are becoming more affordable and easier to work with. A new report explains why that opens the door to additional risks.

Published: February 19, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Artificial Intelligence’s Onward March by THE NEW YORK TIMES


By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Artificial intelligence is here and its effects are being felt across how we work. The New York Times examines the impact at its New Work Summit on Feb. 12 and 13.

Published: February 11, 2018 at 02:00PM

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How an A.I. ‘Cat-and-Mouse Game’ Generates Believable Fake Photos by CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS


By CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS

Researchers in Finland have developed artificial intelligence that can generate images of celebrity look-alikes — and another system that tests how believable they are.

Published: January 1, 2018 at 02:00PM

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How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue by STEVE LOHR


By STEVE LOHR

Artificial intelligence is making it possible for Street Views to be mined for insights about the economy, politics and human behavior — just as text mining has done for years.

Published: December 30, 2017 at 02:00PM

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