Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.
MIT Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 5, 2020
An international team of 22 big name AI researchers have laid out a road map suggesting how machine learning can help save the planet and humanity from imminent...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | June 20, 2019
Thomas Edison is often described as America's greatest inventor. His successes include electric power generation, sound recording, and the electric lightbulb.
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | April 1, 2019
As you read this, over a million people are in flight. Close to a third of the commercial airplanes in the sky at any given moment are Boeing 737s: it is the best...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2019
Last year was full of cybersecurity disasters, from the revelation of security flaws in billions of microchips to massive data breaches and attacks using malicious...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | January 16, 2019
Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the offices of GitHub, a San Francisco-based software firm. The company's offices exemplified the kind of...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | January 10, 2019
Once it was fashionable to fret about the prospect of super-intelligent machines taking over the world. The past year showed that AI may cause all sorts of hazards...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | January 8, 2019
Born in Beijing and educated at Harvard, Yasheng Huang, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, is a keen observer of China's entrepreneurial efforts and...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | January 2, 2019
In 2013 I moved from Paris to Beijing to study China's financial system. I stayed for two years and became fluent enough to translate economics books from Mandarin...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 26, 2018
On September 29, 2017, a Chinese satellite known as Micius made possible an unhackable videoconference between Vienna and Beijing, two cities half a world apart...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 21, 2018
Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies.
...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2018
Andrew Moore is the new head of Google's Cloud AI business, a unit that is striving to make machine-learning tools and techniques more accessible and useful for...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | November 12, 2018