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College Kid's Fake, AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands
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College Kid's Fake, AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands

Liam Porr, a computer science student at the University of California, Berkeley, used the GPT-3 language-generating tool created by OpenAI to produce an entirely...

You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR
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You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR

Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.    ...

The 'Neuropolitics' Consultants Who Hack Voters' Brains
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The 'Neuropolitics' Consultants Who Hack Voters' Brains

Maria Pocovi slides her laptop over to me with the webcam switched on.

Why AI Researchers Shouldn't Turn Their Backs on the Military
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Why AI Researchers Shouldn't Turn Their Backs on the Military

More than 2,400 AI researchers recently signed a pledge promising not to build so-called autonomous weapons—systems that would decide on their own whom to kill....

Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win
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Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win

Ronald Shrewsbery II used to be the Robot Doctor. Now he's known by the more bureaucratic-sounding title "WCM (World Class Manufacturing) Electrical Technical Specialist...

How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever
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How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian's wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans at their suburban...

AR Still Doesn't Have a Killer App, but Google's ARCore Is Here to Help
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AR Still Doesn't Have a Killer App, but Google's ARCore Is Here to Help

You may not have a real Porsche in your driveway, but augmented reality will now let you plonk a virtual one there using a smartphone—and take it for a simulated...

Tech Companies Should Stop Pretending AI Won't Destroy Jobs
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Tech Companies Should Stop Pretending AI Won't Destroy Jobs

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous vehicles to take...

Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart
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Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart

You've seen the headlines: "Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs—and We're Not Ready for It." "You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think." "Robots May...

Intel's New Chips Are More Brain-Like Than Ever
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Intel's New Chips Are More Brain-Like Than Ever

This week, Intel will show off a chip that learns to recognize objects in pictures captured by a webcam. Nothing fancy about that, except that the chip uses about...

Can China Contain Bitcoin?
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Can China Contain Bitcoin?

It was only a matter of time before Bobby Lee, CEO of China's longest-running Bitcoin exchange, found himself in the crosshairs of Chinese regulators.

AI Is Dreaming ­p New Kinds of Video Games
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AI Is Dreaming ­p New Kinds of Video Games

Michael Cook, a 30-year-old senior research fellow at the University of Falmouth, has built an AI capable of imagining new video games from scratch.

Finally, a ­seful Application For Vr: Training Employees
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Finally, a ­seful Application For Vr: Training Employees

If you've ever been inside a Walmart during the annual frenzy known as Black Friday, you know there's no way to truly prepare yourself for the crushing crowds and...

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team ­p
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team ­p

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

Building Tomorrow's Robots
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Building Tomorrow's Robots

When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and...

How We Feel About Robots That Feel
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How We Feel About Robots That Feel

Octavia, a humanoid robot designed to fight fires on Navy ships, has mastered an impressive range of facial expressions.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky
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Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Hot-air balloon pilot Richard Varney typically spends his weekends transporting tourists around central Massachusetts in a huge, multicolored balloon. But on a...

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle For Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle For Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

The Enduring Legacy of Zork
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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...
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