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AIs Could Debate Whether a Smart Assistant Should Snitch on You
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AIs Could Debate Whether a Smart Assistant Should Snitch on You

Researchers suggest that since ethical behavior is not consistent across societies, artificial intelligence systems should be flexible to reflect local law and...

Artificial Intelligence Informs Eating
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Artificial Intelligence Informs Eating

How deep learning food recognition can take the hassle out of watching what you eat.

Don't Be Fooled by Fake Images and Videos Online
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Don't Be Fooled by Fake Images and Videos Online

One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women...

Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows
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Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows

Only 41% of companies in the Asia-Pacific region are currently using artificial intelligence, according to a survey of business leaders and workers in 15 Asia-Pacific...

A Crucial Step for Averting AI Disasters
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A Crucial Step for Averting AI Disasters

Although technology companies are trying to recruit women and minorities, most computer and software professionals writing artificial intelligence programs remain...

AI Shows Promise as Physician Assistant
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AI Shows Promise as Physician Assistant

Researchers in the U.S. and China have developed a system that uses artificial intelligence to automatically diagnose common childhood conditions.

Meet Europe's 30 ­nder 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden
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Meet Europe's 30 ­nder 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden

Young European entrepreneurs ranked in Forbes' latest 30 Under 30 list are pushing the envelope of artificial intelligence applications for consumers and companies...

Exoskeletons Today
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Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting...

Researchers, Scared by Their Own Work, Hold Back 'Deepfakes for Text' AI
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Researchers, Scared by Their Own Work, Hold Back 'Deepfakes for Text' AI

OpenAI, a non-profit research company investigating "the path to safe artificial intelligence," has developed a machine learning system called Generative Pre-trained...

The AI That Can Write Fake News Stories From Handful of Words
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The AI That Can Write Fake News Stories From Handful of Words

The OpenAI research group has demonstrated artificial intelligence that can compose authentic-looking fake news articles from a few fragments of information.

Call to Ban Killer Robots in Wars
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Call to Ban Killer Robots in Wars

A scientific coalition is urging a ban on the development of weapons governed by artificial intelligence.

Scientist Warns Against Discoveries Made With AI
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Scientist Warns Against Discoveries Made With AI

Inaccurate findings are being made in some areas of biomedical research.

An AI that Writes Convincing Prose Risks Mass-Producing Fake News
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An AI that Writes Convincing Prose Risks Mass-Producing Fake News

Here's some breaking fake news … Russia has declared war on the United States after Donald Trump accidentally fired a missile in the air.

Pentagon Drafts AI to Fight Wildfires
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Pentagon Drafts AI to Fight Wildfires

The Pentagon has launched a program to use artificial intelligence to analyze data collected by drones to improve how wildfires are fought.

Making New Drugs With a Dose of AI
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of AI

An artificial intelligence designed by Google's DeepMind unit recently won the Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction competition.

Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Predict Pedestrian Movement
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Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Predict Pedestrian Movement

University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than conventional systems...

Scaling ­p Search for Analogies Could Be Key to Innovation
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Scaling ­p Search for Analogies Could Be Key to Innovation

Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn't setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning...

Heathrow Trials AI System for Landing Planes in Bad Weather
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Heathrow Trials AI System for Landing Planes in Bad Weather

The U.K.'s National Air Traffic Services is testing an artificial intelligence system at London's Heathrow Airport to help guide airplanes in low visibility.

'Robbie the Robot' Can Spot Worsening Dementia After Watching 13 Episodes of Emmerdale
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'Robbie the Robot' Can Spot Worsening Dementia After Watching 13 Episodes of Emmerdale

A robot equipped with artificial intelligence learned to recognize facial expressions by watching TV.

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

U.S. President Donald Trump today will sign an executive order for the federal government to channel funds, programs, and data in support of artificial intelligence...
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