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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.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.

AI's Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Real
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AI's Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Real

But short-term job chaos will give way to long-term prosperity, says artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee.

Mark Zuckerberg on His Big Metaverse Bet
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Mark Zuckerberg on His Big Metaverse Bet

Meta CEO explains why he is committed to the metaverse and able to make bets that others will not.

Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production
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Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production

Peter Gao, an early engineer at Cruise, reflects on his experience deploying deep-learning models into production.

Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?
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Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?

The very nature of large language models is undemocratic and in favor of the companies that publicize them.

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence
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Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence

Media coverage must hold tech companies to account over claims about AI.

AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test
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AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test

Claims that an AI has achieved human levels of understanding should be approached with skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.

Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI
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Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI

Wouldn't it be nice if we could ask AI questions to learn how and why it makes its predictions?

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done
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To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done

AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.

How Language-Generation AIs Could Transform Science
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How Language-Generation AIs Could Transform Science

University of Michigan's Shobita Parthasarathy warns that software designed to summarize, translate, and write like humans might exacerbate distrust in science....

Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?
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Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?

Knowing when to limit your data dramatically affects the quality of your artificial intelligence.

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
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The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

Book Review: The Future of AI
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Book Review: The Future of AI

Cyber analyst James Voorhees reviews The New Fire: War, Peace and Democracy in the Age of AI by Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie.

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order
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AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order

Artificial intelligence is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased
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Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased

Competing notions of fairness exist, and sometimes they are totally incompatible with each other.
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