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7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail
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7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail

Neural networks can be disastrously brittle, forgetful, and surprisingly bad at math.

Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Real Estate – Here's What That Means for Homebuyers
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Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Real Estate – Here's What That Means for Homebuyers

Real estate companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence in every aspect of buying, selling and home financing.

Preparing for a Future Pandemic with AI
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Preparing for a Future Pandemic with AI

Artificial intelligence-driven investigations into COVID treatments are yielding insights for application to future pandemic responses.

Algorithmic Poverty
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Algorithmic Poverty

Algorithms can have a devastating impact on people's lives, especially if they already are struggling economically.

Tesla Drivers Become 'Inattentive' When Using Autopilot, Study Finds
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Tesla Drivers Become 'Inattentive' When Using Autopilot, Study Finds

Drivers glanced less at the road and more on "non-driving related areas."

Ancient Mesopotamian Cuneiform Tablets Could Be Decoded by AI
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Ancient Mesopotamian Cuneiform Tablets Could Be Decoded by AI

A deep learning artificial intelligence model has decoded ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets.

Here Comes the Rain Again
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Here Comes the Rain Again

Using machine learning to better forecast floods.

Urgent Action Needed over AI Risks to Human Rights
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Urgent Action Needed over AI Risks to Human Rights

States should place moratoriums on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems until adequate safeguards are put in place, said U.N. human rights chief...

Latest Chapter in 100-year Study Says AI's Promises, Perils are Getting Real
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Latest Chapter in 100-year Study Says AI's Promises, Perils are Getting Real

The AI100 project is designed to track trends in artificial intelligence over the course of a century.

3D-Printed Sensor Can Detect Herbicide in Beverages
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3D-Printed Sensor Can Detect Herbicide in Beverages

A new low-cost sensor device can detect and quantify the herbicide glyphosate in liquids.

Technology Makes It Possible to See Clearly Through Murky Water
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Technology Makes It Possible to See Clearly Through Murky Water

Researchers at China's Tianjin University have devised a methodology that automatically generates clear images through murky water.

Smart Tugboat to Journey More Than 1,000 Miles, Autonomously
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Smart Tugboat to Journey More Than 1,000 Miles, Autonomously

A 35-foot-long tugboat carrying passengers will embark from Hamburg, Germany, on a 1,000-nautical-mile (1,150-mile) autonomous voyage around Denmark.

Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores
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Amazon Brings Its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores

Just Walk Out tech lets shoppers skip the checkout line

UN Human Rights Commissioner Urges Moratorium on AI System Sale, Use
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UN Human Rights Commissioner Urges Moratorium on AI System Sale, Use

Says artificial intelligence risks to privacy and other rights demand urgent action

AI Can Detect Deepfake Face Because Its Pupils Have Jagged Edges
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AI Can Detect Deepfake Face Because Its Pupils Have Jagged Edges

A computer model developed by researchers at New York’s University of Albany can determine whether an image of a face is a deepfake by examining its pupils.

A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate
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A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate

A research paper that dubs some artificial intelligence models "foundational" is sparking a dispute over the future of the field.

ILA Says Union Will Not Service Automated Ships Without Crews
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ILA Says Union Will Not Service Automated Ships Without Crews

The union specifically highlighted the efforts to develop ships guided by satellites, onboard sensors, and artificial intelligence.

GLOM: Teaching Computers to See the Way(s) We Do
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GLOM: Teaching Computers to See the Way(s) We Do

Geoffrey Hinton wants to design neural networks so they have different ways of seeing the same thing.

In the U.S., the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most
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In the U.S., the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

A new study illustrates just how geographically concentrated AI activity has become.

Royal Navy Reveals Future Vision Based on Autonomous Technology
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Royal Navy Reveals Future Vision Based on Autonomous Technology

The Navy's vision sees drones based in the stratosphere, which are capable of being launched at a moment's notice.
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