AI systems can sometimes be tricked into seeing something that's not actually there, as when Google's software "saw" a 3-D-printed turtle as a rifle.
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | March 28, 2018
The headlines about the trade wars being touched off by President Trump's new tariffs may telegraph plenty of bombast and shots fired, but the most consequential...Wired From ACM Opinion | March 28, 2018
At first glance, Dark Hammer looks a lot like any other science fiction comic book: On the front cover, a drone flies over a river dividing a city with damaged...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | March 23, 2018
When you listen to digital music, the harmonies and chords that you hear have probably been reconstructed from a file that stored them as components of different...Nature From ACM Opinion | March 23, 2018
The technology at the heart of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin—blockchain—has captured the world's attention, much as the internet, peer-to-peer file transfers, apps...Wired From ACM Opinion | March 22, 2018
Blockchain has been in the news lately, but beyond knowing that it has something to do with payments and digital currencies, most people don't know what blockchain...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | March 13, 2018
The world is full of connected devices—and more are coming. In 2017, there were an estimated 8.4 billion internet-enabled thermostats, cameras, streetlights and...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 12, 2018
For a field that was not well known outside of academia a decade ago, artificial intelligence has grown dizzyingly fast. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Beijing...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 8, 2018
Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and it's going to complicate everything you knew about pictures. Cameras are getting brains.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 7, 2018
Mary Shelley was 20 when she published "Frankenstein" in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and relevant—especially for scientists...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 6, 2018
In electronics, the past halfcentury has been a steady march away from analog and toward digital. Telephony, music recording and playback, cameras, and radio and...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | March 6, 2018