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White House: We Need
an AI Bill of Rights
Oct 8, 2021 4:50 PM CDT
White House: We Need an AI Bill of Rights
Biden administration seeks plan to protect from faulty, harmful uses
- Top science advisers to President Biden are calling for a new “bill of rights" to guard against powerful new artificial intelligence technology. The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a fact-finding mission to look at facial recognition and other biometric tools used to...
Video of Black Men Labeled
'Primates' on Facebook
Sep 4, 2021 1:24 PM CDT
Video of Black Men Labeled 'Primates' on Facebook
Social media giant blamed its AI algorithm
- Facebook users watching a video of Black men got a prompt asking if they would like to “keep seeing videos about Primates,” the
New York Times
reported. Facebook called the error “unacceptable.” The prompt was tweeted to Facebook by a former employee, Darci Groves, who called...
Aug 20, 2021 11:04 AM CDT
Elon Musk's Humanoid Bots Are Headed Our Way
Prototype for the 'Tesla Bot' is due out 'sometime next year,' says CEO
- Will Elon Musk soon have his own
-style theme park ? Things probably won't get that far, but you can't blame the thought from arising after an announcement this week from the Tesla CEO. That reveal, made at Thursday's AI Day in California, per CNBC : The company...
Bourdain's Widow: No, I Didn't
Approve a Fake AI Voice
Jul 16, 2021 1:39 PM CDT
Bourdain's Widow: No, I Didn't Approve a Fake AI Voice
Documentary causes a stir by using artificial intelligence for some Bourdain narration
- The new Anthony Bourdain documentary is out, and critics say
is well worth watching . But one aspect in particular is proving to be controversial. Filmmaker Morgan Neville used artificial intelligence to recreate the voice of Bourdain at certain points in the documentary, and that is raising an ethical debate...
AI Finds What Humans Can't
on Longest Dead Sea Scroll
Apr 22, 2021 10:50 AM CDT
AI Finds What Humans Can't on Longest Dead Sea Scroll
Subtle character differences suggest it was written by 2 scribes, not one
- Looking at the 24-foot-long Great Isaiah Scroll, the longest of 950 discovered Dead Sea scrolls, you'd assume it made someone's hand very, very tired. But the "near uniform" Hebrew script on the 2,000-year-old scroll discovered in 1946, which looks to the naked eye to have been...
Creator of Tom
Wants to Help,
Mar 6, 2021 7:30 AM CST
Creator of Tom Cruise Deepfakes Wants to Help, Not 'Upset'
Chris Ume wants to make sure manipulated imagery isn't weaponized as misinformation
- If you've seen those TikTok videos of Tom Cruise doing magic tricks, playing golf, and telling anecdotes about Mikhail Gorbachev, you likely know they're not real. If you don't, you've been fooled by a deepfake, which is understandable, considering how well done the creations by Belgian...
Google CEO's Apology
Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Dec 10, 2020 8:39 AM CST
Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Dr. Timnit Gebru says she was forced from AI research position after email criticizing company
- One of Google's most prominent Black female employees is no longer with Google, and a firestorm has erupted over her departure. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has issued an apology of sorts, insinuating Dr. Timnit Gebru, the former co-leader of Google's AI team, resigned. But Gebru is pushing back,...
With Her Baby
Oct 30, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
Grimes Reveals New Name, Unusual Bonding With Her Baby
She goes by a single letter now
- Forget about Baby Einstein—when Grimes chills with her infant son, they watch
. "He's into radical art," the Canadian musician tells the
New York Times
. "Like, he just actually is, and I don't think it's problematic to engage with them on that...
A Powerful New Antibiotic
Is Found in a Novel Way
Feb 21, 2020 10:30 AM CST
A Powerful New Antibiotic Is Found in a Novel Way
MIT researchers use artificial intelligence and report a breakthrough
- The rise of superbugs means the world needs powerful new antibiotics. A team at MIT says it has just made a major breakthrough using artificial intelligence for the first time. They discovered a compound that looks able to conquer some of the most dangerous bacteria in existence, including some that...
Here Are the 10
Jobs in America
Dec 11, 2019 9:20 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America
LinkedIn's annual report is out
- The "jobs of tomorrow" are here—or, at least the ones that look the most promising for 2020. LinkedIn has published its third annual "Emerging Jobs Report," which took all public profiles of LinkedIn members who've held a full-time job over the past five years, then...
Aug 26, 2019 7:20 PM CDT
Cyborgs Will Rule Soon, Writes James Lovelock
The next stage won't be human, futurist says
- It's not that cyborgs will turn against us, James Lovelock says. But the British futurist and environmentalist does think they'll replace us. "Our supremacy as the prime understanders of the cosmos is rapidly coming to end," Lovelock writes in his new book,
—the new age....
Secretive Company Musk
Has Sunk $100M Into Opens Up
Jul 17, 2019 9:13 AM CDT
Secretive Company Musk Has Sunk $100M Into Opens Up
Neuralink gives presentation on its brain-reading technology
- "We want this burden of stealth mode off of us so that we can keep building and do things like normal people, such as publish papers." And with that, Neuralink shrugged off the secrecy that has surrounded it since its 2017 launch . On Tuesday it went public with...
3 Win Tech's
Nobel Prize for
Mar 27, 2019 9:06 AM CDT
3 Win Tech's Nobel Prize for Work Once Deemed 'Nonsense'
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun take home Turing Award for work in AI 'neural networks'
- Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends automatically tagged in Facebook pictures. But making those quantum leaps from science fiction to reality required hard work from computer scientists...
This Technology Is Too Good
—and Scary—to Be Released
Feb 16, 2019 3:40 PM CST
This Technology Is Too Good —and Scary—to Be Released
The nonprofit OpenAI has created a text generator from heaven, and hell
- Makers of a new AI system say it's so good they're keeping it hidden away—for our own protection, the
reports. Called GPT2, the text generator ably produces news articles and fiction stories when fed only a few words; it can also summarize long articles (uh-oh!),...
Stephen Hawking's Last
Warning for Humans Is Dire
in case you missed it
Oct 20, 2018 10:10 AM CDT
Stephen Hawking's Last Warning for Humans Is Dire
Late physicist worried that genetic editing would let the rich live, while the 'unimproved' died out
- A new Stephen Hawking book came out Tuesday, and the late physicist issues a warning in it that sounds straight out of a dystopian sci-fi movie. Hawking worries that genetic editing will allow the rich to turn themselves into "superhumans" who will eventually dominate the world and perhaps the...
Babies May Not
Get the Concept
of 'Zero,' but
Jun 8, 2018 12:46 PM CDT
Babies May Not Get the Concept of 'Zero,' but Bees Do
Researchers amazed that honeybees can grasp the abstract construct of 'nothing'
- Dolphins, monkeys, birds, and homo sapiens have a shared understanding of a quite difficult concept, and now honeybees are joining the party. Per a release , that concept is "zero," an abstract mathematical construct that scientists say stumps humans until at least preschool , but which they now note is...
Teens Help Crack
Vatican's Secret Archives
May 5, 2018 1:00 PM CDT
Teens Help Crack Vatican's Secret Archives
In Codice Ratio aims to put it all online
- Wish you could access the Vatican's Secret Archives online? Sorry, it's not there—but a new project combining artificial intelligence with optical-character-recognition (OCR) could change that, the
reports. Called In Codice Ratio , it aims to scan the archives' 53 miles of shelved material dating back some 1,...
'Regrettable' AI Move Spurs
Boycott Against University
Apr 5, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
'Regrettable' AI Move Spurs Boycott Against University
Academics aren't happy S. Korea's KAIST is involved in project that could produce 'killer robots'
- Dozens of AI and robotics scientists want to prevent "an arms race that no one wants to happen": so-called "killer robots" that could emerge from a recently announced venture between a South Korean university and a weapons manufacturer. Per the
, the teaming up of the Korea Advanced...
3K Google Workers Sign Letter
to CEO Over Pentagon Work
Apr 4, 2018 12:54 PM CDT
3K Google Workers Sign Letter to CEO Over Pentagon Work
Ask company to cancel Project Maven
- Some Google employees have sent CEO Sundar Pichai a letter . Well, more than some: It has at least 3,100 signatures—not quite 5% of the workforce—and implores Pichai to withdraw the company from Project Maven. That's a Pentagon program focused on using artificial intelligence to analyze drone...
In Silicon Valley,
This Job Pays a
Oct 28, 2017 2:27 PM CDT
In Silicon Valley, This Job Pays a 'Startling' Salary
Become an AI specialist, kids
US News & World Report
is out with a list of the 10 best jobs for millennials (No. 1 is web developer, No. 2 is dental hygienist), and says its list took into consideration the group's priorities. And, per a survey it did of 1,000 millennials, salary...
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