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What an AI's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like
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What an AI's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like

Researchers at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab have found that bots they were training to negotiate with each other began conversing in a non-human...

Curiosity Doesn't Need Your Help Blasting Rocks with a Laser
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Curiosity Doesn't Need Your Help Blasting Rocks with a Laser

As cars here on Earth begin to drive themselves and robots autonomously roam sidewalks delivering food and nearly running over dogs, over on Mars, the Curiosity...

Google Advances AI With 'One Model to Learn Them All'
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Google Advances AI With 'One Model to Learn Them All'

Google recently released an academic paper describing MultiModel, a template for how to create a single machine-learning model that is capable of addressing multiple...

Smart Doll Fitted With AI Chip Can Read Your Child's Emotions
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Smart Doll Fitted With AI Chip Can Read Your Child's Emotions

Researchers have developed a doll equipped that can run artificially intelligent algorithms, and have programmed it to recognize emotions in facial images.

Government Researchers Hope to Teach New Robots Some of the Old Tricks of Etiquette
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Government Researchers Hope to Teach New Robots Some of the Old Tricks of Etiquette

Researchers are working to enable robots to learn human etiquette.

AI for the Common Good
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AI for the Common Good

Considering guiding principles for artificial intelligence with regard to privacy and security.

DeepMind Now Learns from Human Preferences, Just Like a Toddler
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DeepMind Now Learns from Human Preferences, Just Like a Toddler

AI systems continue to get increasingly powerful, but still need far too much hand-holding by their human masters. New research from DeepMind and OpenAI suggests...

World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Taps AI to Expose Hack Attacks
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World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Taps AI to Expose Hack Attacks

Thousands of scientists worldwide tap into CERN's computer networks each day in their quest to better understand the fundamental structure of the universe.

Facebook Teaches Bots How to Negotiate. They Learn to Lie Instead
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Facebook Teaches Bots How to Negotiate. They Learn to Lie Instead

Newly released code purportedly will enable bots to negotiate.

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels
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Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows?

 An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language
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An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language

A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots' conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language.

DeepMind's Neural Network Teaches AI to Reason About the World
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DeepMind's Neural Network Teaches AI to Reason About the World

Google's DeepMind has developed a neural network that gives computers the ability to understand how different objects are related to each other.

A Hybrid of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Is Spawning New Ventures
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A Hybrid of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Is Spawning New Ventures

Researchers think the field of merging quantum computing with machine learning may soon be ripe for commercialization.

Mania and the Machine
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Mania and the Machine

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used "genetic fuzzy trees" to generate a 100% accurate predictive model of patient response to lithium.

Chatbots Learn How to Negotiate and Drive a Hard Bargain
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Chatbots Learn How to Negotiate and Drive a Hard Bargain

What's in it for me?

U.S. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence
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U.S. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national...

Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots
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Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding research on social networks.

Light-Based Neural Network Does Simple Speech Recognition
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Light-Based Neural Network Does Simple Speech Recognition

While there are lots of things that artificial intelligence can't do yet—science being one of them—neural networks are proving themselves increasingly adept at...

DeepMind's Neural Network Teaches AI to Reason About the World
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DeepMind's Neural Network Teaches AI to Reason About the World

The world is a confusing place, especially for an AI.

 The Dark Side of AI
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The Dark Side of AI

Can Artificial Intelligence be trusted?
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