When I joined the artificial intelligence company Clarifai in early 2017, you could practically taste the promise in the air. My colleagues were brilliant, dedicated, and committed to making the world a better place.We founded Clarifai 4 Good where we helped students and charities, and we donated our software to researchers around the world whose projects had a socially beneficial goal. We were determined to be the one AI company that took our social responsibility seriously.
Earlier this month, OpenAI revealed an impressive language model that can generate paragraphs of believable text. It declined to fully release their research “due to concerns about malicious applications of the technology.” OpenAI released a much smaller model and technical paper, but not the fully...
When Seamas O’Reilly responded to all his emails for a week using only Smart Reply, our columnist’s messages suddenly became spookily jaunty. Did his friends spot the difference?
I’ve seen how the GPT2 system can produce a column in exactly my style, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson
The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
What's missing from machine learning research: an East African perspective
The Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, the first human rights framework for AI, will be announced in Brussels on October 23 at the Public Voice symposium
Repairnator is a bot. It constantly monitors software bugs and tries to repair them.
Robin "Sourdough" Sloan is using a machine-learning autocomplete system to write his next novel
Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and others
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the numerous devices that surround us and let us get through our daily routine with more convenience are becoming more advanced. A “smart” home is not a futuristic notion anymore – it is reality. However, there is another side to this convenient technology: the one that exploits material resources, …
A software program from Primer scours news articles and scientific journals for women scientists who don't have entries in the online encyclopedia.
The combination of human intelligence with artificial intelligence seems hard to beat & do machines make us behave like machines?
We’re announcing seven principles to guide our work in AI.
Move to use software capable of facial recognition prompts concerns over privacy and the introduction of bias
EFF Opposes California Bill to Require Bot Disclosures The Google Duplex demos released two weeks ago—audio recordings of the company’s new AI system scheduling a hair appointment and the other of the system calling a restaurant—are at once unsettling and astounding....
Digital services have frequently been in collision — if not out-and-out conflict — with the rule of law. But what happens when technologies such as deep learning software and self-executing code are in the driving seat of legal decisions? How can we be sure next-gen ‘legal tech…
Another benefit for users is that Duplex enables delegated communication with service providers in an asynchronous way
Ray Kurzweil is Google’s director of engineering and believes UBI is inevitable.
In an interview with WIRED, French President Emmanuel Macron describes his plans to enhance the country's AI efforts—and differentiate them from those in the US.
This leads me to the conclusion that this huge technological revolution is in fact a political revolution.
No matter what anyone tells you, we’re not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.
Polisis, a machine-learning-trained tool, automatically produces readable charts of where your data ends up for any online service.
De Chinese internetgigant Alibaba heeft een kunstmatige intelligentie ontwikkeld die beter begrijpend leest dan mensen.
Collecting all the ethical principles for robots, from Asimov to the trade union movement
Google's AI thinks this turtle is a rifle
Let’s begin by removing ‘black box’ algorithms from core public agencies
The crowd could help AI navigate morally gray areas.
An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions
Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war
Few things are certain in 2017's fraught national climate, but hate certainly doesn't look to be going away. In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab..
Nicholas Carr contemplates AI and “Deep Thinking,” a memoir by chess master Garry Kasparov.
In the wake of recent terror attacks, people have questioned the role of tech companies in fighting terrorism online.
Big tech firms say they are the only providers of large cybersecurity services – even as their products are compromised. The conflict of interest is huge
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities for business and the economy, even as they reshape employment and the future of work.
Artificial intelligence is like a weapon. Worry about the people wielding it.
Hyper-intelligent algorithms are not going to take over the world for these five reasons.
Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say
Mens en machine vergroeien steeds meer. Wat is menszijn nog in cyborgtijden? Dat wil de nieuwe Hollywoodfilm Ghost in the Shell verkennen. Maar de film verzaakt. Kijk dus vooral het briljante anime-origineel uit 1995.
In his annual SXSW wrapup, science fiction author and design theorist Bruce Sterling laid a smackdown on Silicon Valley re: AI and automation.
The automated, invisible revert-wars of Wikipedia's bot ecosystem
Generative ValentinesProject by Derrick Schultz and Bre Pettis generates a unique heart pattern based on random numbers and styles you choose.
Try it out for yourself here
We employ deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to model the emergence of cooperation. The new notion of sequential social dilemmas allows us to model how rational agents interact, and arrive at more or less cooperative behaviours depending on the nature of the environment and the agents’ cognitive capacity.
Latest in the series of critical design projects by Shanghai design and research studio Automato, TraiNNing Cards is a set of 5000 training images, physically printed and handpicked by humans to train any of your machines to recognise first and favorite item in a house: a dog.
When the search giant bought the artificial intelligence company, part of the deal was setting up an ethics board. Three years on, where is it?
Researchers discover hundreds of thousands of unsuspected, Star Wars-themed twitterbots hiding in plain sight
A simple Chrome extension lets you see all the objects Facebook believes it can ID in your uploaded pics.
AI ExperimentsYesterday, Google released a load of creative coding experiments using artificial intelligence and neural networks to demonstrate how the technology can be applied:
“ With all of the...
Why we urgently need to measure AI’s societal impacts
Even at Google’s DeepMind, there’s still stuff that humans code best, it seems – and it’s all down to timing
The robots may be coming for our jobs, but at least they still need human managers.
I was invited last week to an event co-sponsored by the White House,Microsoft, and NYU called AI Now: The social and economic implications of artificial intelligence technologies in the near term. …
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