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We Need Computers with Empathy

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00
An emerging trend in artificial intelligence is to get computers to detect how we’re feeling and respond accordingly. They might even help us develop more compassion for one another.

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00
Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?

How to Spend $1,900 on Gene Tests Without Learning a Thing

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00
Science and marketing clash in the “jungle” of direct-to-consumer DNA apps.

AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:00
Automating machine learning will make the technology more accessible to non–AI experts.

How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
Energy experts believe that blockchain technology can solve a maze of red tape and data management problems.

Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:00
AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.

Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next Song

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
Next up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.

China’s AI Awakening<br />中国 人工智能 的崛起

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:00
The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it.

Put Humans at the Center of AI

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00
At Stanford and Google, Fei-Fei Li is leading the development of artificial intelligence—and working to diversify the field.

GM Apples That Don’t Brown to Reach U.S. Shelves This Fall

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 00:00
Can genetic modification appeal to consumers? A new apple will test the market.

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.

Hijacking Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency Is All the Rage

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:00
Hackers are using old tricks and new cryptocurrencies to turn stolen computing power into digital coins.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities are Murky

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:00
At least 15 community colleges offer them, but it’s not clear how many students parlay their new skills into jobs.

How AI Will Keep You Healthy

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
An audacious Chinese entrepreneur wants to test your body for everything. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data?

Constant Monitoring + AI = Rx for Personal Health

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
An audacious Chinese entrepreneur wants to test your body for everything. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data?

This 3-in-1 Phone Will Make You Want to Share It with Strangers

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
Soon you may be able to let your kid watch a video on your phone while you look at Facebook.

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00
Just about every other AI advance you’ve heard of depends on a breakthrough that’s three decades old. Keeping up the pace of progress will require confronting AI’s serious limitations.

As Consumer DNA Testing Grows, Two States Resist

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:31
Maryland and New York still restrict who can order genetic tests and how companies can market them.

Slack CEO: How We’ll Use AI to Reduce Information Overload

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:00
Stewart Butterfield talks about how machine learning can help your work productivity.

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:00
Bitcoin-like money may emerge in countries where cash is in decline or financial networks need updating.