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
I took an Uber to an artificial-intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous vehicles to take...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | February 26, 2018
The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 12, 2017
When I began my career in elementary particle physics, the great figures who taught and inspired me had been part of the Manhattan Project generation that developed...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 7, 2017
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
Even the most futuristic applications of AI, from robotic servants to instant health scans, somehow already seem familiar because they have been endless fodder...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 26, 2017
If, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of the pocket-sized computer are designed...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 23, 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
We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 13, 2017
On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people at once, and...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 10, 2017
Google's AI chief isn't fretting about super-intelligent killer robots. Instead, John Giannandrea is concerned about the danger that may be lurking inside the machine...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2017
Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot of sense to...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | September 13, 2017
The contention that America's workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every stripe, from conservative...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 28, 2017
In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | July 6, 2017
Paul Tang was with his wife in the hospital just after her knee replacement surgery, a procedure performed on about 700,000 people in the U.S. every year.
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | July 5, 2017
China has seen incredible economic and social changes over the past few decades. But could the impact of artificial intelligence take the country by surprise?
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | June 28, 2017
On July 17, 2014, as passengers checked in at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, "Necro Mancer"(@666_mancer) tweeted about an unusual...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | May 8, 2017