This is a curated list of news stories in computer/data science from 2013 through 2018, displayed by recency, and human-selected for relevance. The list is not intended to include all references in the period. Headlines are direct links to the full story.

AI revolution ‘at risk of being stifled in UK by fear-driven backlash’ 
THE GUARDIAN | September 2018 |‘Without greater transparency AI’s full potential may not be realised, warns British Science Association’s incoming president.’

This AI dreams in tulips
FAST COMPANY | September 2018 | ‘Artist Anna Ridler trained an AI with a data set of 10,000 tulips collected in the Netherlands. The result is a mediation on speculation, the value of beauty, and bias in machine learning.’

AI Knowledge Map: How To Classify AI Technologies
FORBES | August 2018 |‘ …this landscape is useful for people new to the space to grasp at-a-glance the complexity and depth of this topic, as well as for those more experienced to have a reference point and to create new conversations around specific technologies.’

AI Meets Ethics: Can the Resulting Problems Be Addressed?
LEGAL TECH NEWS | August 2018 | ‘By relying on AI software to make decisions, attorneys are potentially leaning on programs whose inner workings may be neither transparent nor easily deciphered.’

Manufacturing: Where The AI’s Meet
FORBES | July 2018 |‘Manufacturing is a clear area where the integration of different parts of artificial intelligence (AI) is happening.’

AI at Google: our principles
GOOGLE | June 2018 |
‘We acknowledge that this area is dynamic and evolving, and we will approach our work with humility, a commitment to internal and external engagement, and a willingness to adapt our approach as we learn over time.’

There are a lot of rote tasks a good AI interviewer could do for you
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW | June 2018 | ‘What might this technology offer for reporting, and where is it still too limited? Will AI, for instance, be able to make calls on behalf of journalists?’

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call
THE VERGE | May 2018 | ‘…in the not too distant future, it’s going to make phone calls on your behalf.’

How AI And Machine Learning Are Transforming Law Firms And The Legal Sector
FORBES | May 2018 | ‘…in most cases it augments what humans do and frees them up to take on higher-level tasks such as advising to clients, negotiating deals and appearing in court.’

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?
THE NEW YORK TIMES | November 2017 |‘As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.’

The Race to Build a Computer Powerful Enough to Predict the Future
SLATE | September 2017 | ‘It will take a machine 1 trillion times faster than your laptop.’

Why Zuckerberg and Musk Are Fighting About the Robot Future
THE ATLANTIC | July 2017 | ‘It looks like the two tech titans are arguing about AI’s impact on humanity. Really they’re protecting their personal brands.’

A simple way to understand machine learning vs deep learning
ZENDESK | July 2017 | ‘These terms are often thrown around in ways that can make them seem like interchangeable buzzwords, hence why it’s important to understand the differences.’

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life
FORTUNE | September 2016 |
Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.’

Automation and anxiety
THE ECONOMIST | June 2016 | ‘What determines vulnerability to automation is not so much whether the work concerned is manual or white-collar but whether or not it is routine’

The Human-Robot Trust Paradox
THE ATLANTIC | March 2016 | ‘People think machines are taking everyone’s jobs. Except their own.’

The Pros and Cons of Robot Managers
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | December 2016 | ‘…it is actually more feasible than most people think.’

Computers can now paint like Van Gogh and Picasso
QUARTZ | September 2015 |’Computers are learning how to write sonnets, compose classical music, and now they’re mastering another high art form: painting.’

The Man Behind The Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI
WIRED | May 2013 | ‘When he was a kid, Andrew Ng dreamed of building machines that could think like people, but when he got to college and came face-to-face with the AI research of the day, he gave up.’