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Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
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Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Neuroscientist and author Daeyeol Lee talks reinforcement learning in humans and animals, AI and natural intelligence, and more.

'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now
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'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now

A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.

Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future
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Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future

The next generation of AI will put the pathetic fallacy on steroids.

Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy
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Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy

It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.

It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test
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It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test

The Turing Test's most troubling legacy is an ethical one: It is fundamentally about deception.

'AI Is Invisible'
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'AI Is Invisible'

Wendy Hall, computer scientist and acting chair of the AI Council, talks about challenging perceptions around AI.

How Smarter AI Will Change Creativity
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How Smarter AI Will Change Creativity

The promise and perils of a breakthrough in machine intelligence.

AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution
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AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution

AI is transforming the scientific process, automating and adding to what people can accomplish using it.

Teaching Robots to Help People in Their Everyday Lives
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Teaching Robots to Help People in Their Everyday Lives

An interview with Max Braun of Everyday Robots.

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think
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Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind's much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.

'I Don't Really Trust Papers Out of Top AI Labs Anymore'
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'I Don't Really Trust Papers Out of Top AI Labs Anymore'

The AI domain is grappling with the replication crisis that has gripped the scientific community for ages, mostly because researchers often don't share their source...

We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should
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We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.
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