When the owner of an automated Tesla was killed in a crash last year, the carmaker's founder, Elon Musk, urged journalists to peer into the future.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 16, 2017
Who's smarter—you, or the computer or mobile device on which you're reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on definitions in flux...Time From ACM Opinion | September 29, 2017
From the moment we humans first imagined having mechanical servants at our beck and call, we've assumed they would be constructed in our own image.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the world by force, whether...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 17, 2017
It was a rough night for number crunchers. And for the faith that people in every field—business, politics, sports and academia—have increasingly placed in the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 10, 2016
Here's a question I’m hoping comes up at Monday's presidential debate: Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, what would you do about self-driving trucks?The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 21, 2016
For years, science-fiction moviemakers have been making us fear the bad things that artificially intelligent machines might do to their human creators.The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 1, 2016
A recent fatal crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S is an example of how a new technology designed to make cars safer could, in some cases, make them more...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2016
They replaced horses, didn't they? That's how the late, great economist Wassily Leontief responded 35 years ago to those who argued technology would never really...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | June 9, 2016
Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue beat the world grandmaster Garry Kasparov, I wrote an article about why humans would long remain...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 5, 2016
ALPHAGO, the artificial intelligence system built by the Google subsidiary DeepMind, has just defeated the human champion, Lee Se-dol, four games to one in the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 16, 2016
Let's say computers come for most of our jobs. This may not seem likely at the moment; computer scientists and economists offer wildly varying ideas for how deeply...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | March 3, 2016