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
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
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
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.
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During the opening ceremony of Alibaba's 2018 computing conference last week, Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, invited the MC to taste some tea on the stage—but...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | September 26, 2018
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....Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2018
When I walked around the exhibition floor at this week's massive Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, I was struck by the number of companies boasting...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 13, 2018
There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | July 11, 2018
On November 6, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the congressional midterm elections. In the months before the contest, hordes of foreign hackers will...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | April 18, 2018
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...Technology Review From ACM Careers | November 6, 2017
While many of us are impatient with virtual reality—the best headsets are still too expensive, they need to be tethered to beefy computers, and there isn't all...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 18, 2017