"Deepfakes" Trigger a Race to Fight Manipulated Photos and Videos
By Abigail Summerville | Jul 27, 2019
Startups and government agencies are researching ways to combat doctored images ahead of the 2020 election
The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking
By Jonathan Zittrain | Jul 23, 2019
Like many medications, the wakefulness drug modafinil, which is marketed under the trade name Provigil, comes with a small, tightly folded paper pamphlet.
Facial Recognition Tech Comes to Schools and Summer Camps
By Julie Jargon | Jul 30, 2019
Smart cameras and imaging software are coming to summer programs and school campuses and focusing on children
Using AI to give doctors a 48-hour head start on life-threatening illness
By Mustafa Suleyman and Dominic King | Jul 31, 2019
Artificial intelligence can now predict one of the leading causes of avoidable patient harm up to two days before it happens, as demonstrated by our latest research published in Nature.
An algorithm that evolved Starcraft bots is also training self-driving cars
By Will Knight | Jul 25, 2019
A more efficient way to training neural nets could provide a crucial edge in the hyper-competitive world of automated driving—and elsewhere.
Machine vision can spot unknown links between classic artworks
By Emerging Technology from the arXiv | Jul 31, 2019
A new algorithm reveals a web of artistic connections by looking for humans posed similarly in different paintings.
China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns
By Karen Hao | Aug 2, 2019
In recent years, the country has rushed to pursue “intelligent education.” Now its billion-dollar ed-tech companies are planning to export their vision overseas.
One chip to rule them all: It natively runs all types of AI software
By John Timmer | July 31, 2019
Machine learning and artificial neurons right at home on new chip.
Amazon’s Most Ambitious Research Project Is a Convenience Store
By Brad Stone and Matt Day | Jul 18, 2019
Jeff Bezos and his company have spent seven years and hundreds of millions of dollars getting rid of cashiers. Will it pay off?
With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain
By Cade Metz | Jul 22, 2019
Sam Altman’s 100-employee company, OpenAI, recently built a system that could beat the world’s best players at a video game called Dota 2, a milestone in artificial intelligence.