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A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s … pretty good. | VOX

VOX tests the latest version of GPT-2, the controversial text-generating algorithm, and now you can too. A Toronto machine language…

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Drowning in Research Reading? AI Could Help | INSIDE HIGHER ED

‘(It) could potentially be used by journalists to help communicate complex research to the public, though the authors say they…

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An AI pioneer explains the evolution of neural networks | WIRED

‘if you want to make a device do something intelligent, you’ve got two options: You can program it, or it…

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A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The finding has the potential to unlock new applications—some of which we can’t yet fathom—that could improve our day-to-day lives.’…

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AI BRIEFS: May 2019

Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to makeTHE VERGE | May 28, 2019 | by James…

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The Future of A.I., According to Three New Books | NEW YORK TIMES

Three new titles consider how artificial intelligence will influence human thinking. THE NEW YORK TIMES presents a trio of reviews…

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OpenAI wants to make ultrapowerful AI, but not in a bad way | WIRED

OpenAI’s stated mission is to ensure that all of humanity benefits from any future AI that’s capable of outperforming “humans at most…

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AI model adds music to its repertoire

An AI technology that generates believable text now produces tunes, too. Both come from OpenAI, a California company dedicated to…

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Brain signals translated into speech using artificial intelligence | NATURE

You could call it ‘speaking your mind’ — your words detected from your brainwaves, then decoded with an AI system…

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First AI-generated textbook published by Springer

A publication about lithium-ion batteries is the first textbook authored by a computer. The 247-page title sets a new milestone…

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Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings | TECHCRUNCH

46% of smart speaker owners ask for news and segment leader Amazon has begun offering US users enriched news briefings,…

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AI BRIEFS: April 2019

AI writers will never replace quality content creators THE DRUM | April 30, 2109 | by Andy Evans | ‘AI-generated…

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iFlytek | AI-DAY 2019

Runs 27:35 Presentation by iFlytek, named by MIT in 2017 as the most innovative company in China and number six…

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The out-there AI ideas designed to keep the US ahead of China | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW reports new details of a $2 billion plan for AI research by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced…

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AI BRIEFS: March 2019

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Amazing Content — What Does That Mean For Humans? FORBES | March 29, 2019 |…

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Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The problem is our technology has become more and more sophisticated, but our thinking on what is free speech and…

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Jill Lepore: Are Robots Competing for Your Job? | THE NEW YORKER

‘…in American history, panic about technological change is almost always tangled up with panic about immigration’ IN THE NEW YORKER…

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A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

 ‘…the trumpet is not, itself, creative. Artificial-intelligence algorithms are more like musical instruments than they are like people.’  In MIT…

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As artificial intelligence changes the world, it changes our language too | LSE BUSINESS REVIEW

‘Usually the new words flow from necessity and are created organically. But with AI, I am going to jump the…

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Yael Eisenstat: The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias | WIRED

IN WIRED MAGAZINE former Facebook elections integrity head Yael Eisenstat observes the ‘move fast’ culture in tech means there is…

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AI BRIEFS: February 2019

The truth behind deepfakes THE DAILY | February 28, 2019 | by Ayisha Guillen | ”This is a constant arms…

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Robo-Reporting: How Artificial Intelligence Is Assisting Journalists in the Newsroom | WHARTON PODCAST

Runs 20:11 The Washington Post’s Jeremy Gilbert, head of strategic initiatives and the lead for AI at the paper, discusses…

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GANS: Faces from data

AI SCIENTIST IAN GOODFELLOW QUIETLY posted these five images to Twitter shortly into the new year. His tweet had no…

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AI BRIEFS: January 2019

Google releases dataset to help AI systems spot fake audio recordings VENTURE BEAT | January 2019 |‘When Google announced the Google…

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Steven Strogatz: One Giant Step for a Chess Playing Machine | NEW YORK TIMES

‘AlphaZero seemed to express insight. It played like no computer ever has, intuitively and beautifully, with a romantic, attacking style.’…

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Artificial Intelligence Index | 2018

AI research continues to be predominantly male-driven according to this annual index of key indicators compiled by the AI research…

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2018: 18 highlights in computer science

THE 18 BIGGEST DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR 2018 have been named by MIT’s Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL)….

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AI has a culturally biased world view that Google has a plan to change | THE DOWNLOAD

A standard image-recognition system, trained on open-source data sets, can recognize a bride in a white dress, reflecting the classic…

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Novel AI system can draw caricatures | THE INDIAN EXPRESS

‘The method enables users to automate caricatures of portraits, and can be applied to tasks such as creating caricatured avatars…

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The first AI-scripted commercial is here – and it’s surprisingly good | WEF

‘Watson was given 15 years’ worth of award-winning commercials, a trove of data showing when consumers tended to connect most…

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