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In AI we trust — too much | AXIOS

‘AI carries an aura of legitimacy and accuracy, burnished by overeager marketing departments and underinformed users. But AI is just…

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Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI – Science Weekly podcast | THE GUARDIAN

Stuart Russell suggests making intelligent machines ‘permanently differential’ to humans so that we may successfully co-exist with new forms of…

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Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely | USC

‘Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in which a three-person team was supported by a…

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This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos | WIRED

‘…deep learning is less adept at interpreting video. Analyzing a video frame won’t reveal what’s happening unless that frame is…

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If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? | NEW YORK TIMES

‘…the hand learned to solve the puzzle through extreme trial and error. It spent the equivalent of 10,000 years spinning…

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How the Wall Street Journal is using deep learning to inform content strategy | MEDIUM

‘While traditional analytics dashboards give newsrooms insights about recent performance, this project strengthens the “long-term memory of the newsroom”…. Editors…

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The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The mere idea of AI-synthesized media is already making people stop believing that real things are real.’ Undermining trust in…

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The Economist’s essay contest featured an AI submission. Here’s what the judges thought. | VOX

‘…the AI did not emerge victorious — but even this mediocre performance is a stunning change from what AI was…

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AI BRIEFS: October 2019

Google chief: I’d disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home | BBC NEWS | October 15, 2019 | by…

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Journalists urged to embrace Artificial Intelligence | THE NEW TIMES

‘Without the help of technology, it will be hard for the media because the world is getting more precarious and…

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Google releases videos to help researchers create better ‘deepfake’ detection tools | SILICON ANGLE

‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no…

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AI: time to crack on | IN PUBLISHING

‘…the danger is that once again, journalism will be left chasing after the change instead of meeting the challenge.’ AI…

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Hide-and-seek finds clues to human-like AI

Researchers at OpenAI in California found their algorithms started displaying complex behaviours after 25 million games. They stopped at 500…

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Quartz will use crowds and machines for ‘open investigations’

‘This is an open investigation, and we need your help monitoring the campaigns, companies, governments, and other actors involved’ Kevin…

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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled | THAI PBS

‘Suthichai AI said that AI will revolutionize information by presenting news and analyzing it faster, with accuracy and in a…

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AI BRIEFS: September 2019

Artificial intelligence and face scanning technology is being used in UK job interviews for the first time to identify best…

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AI Takes Center Court at U.S. Open | WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘Watson has been trained to recognize acoustic inputs—the cheers of a crowd, the sound of sneakers on a court, the…

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OpenAI has released the largest version yet of its fake-news-spewing AI | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…after careful monitoring, OpenAI had not yet found any attempts of malicious use but had seen multiple beneficial applications, including…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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‘Wafer scale engine’ designed to power AI of the future

The world’s largest computer chip will enable AI models to process 4 billion parameters at once. That compares to about…

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Explainable AI and the Companies Leading the Way | VENTURE RADAR

‘…as models become more specialised and complex, they turn out to be increasingly opaque and harder to interpret.’  Verification can…

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Baidu announces simultaneous translation service for business users | SiliconANGLE

‘Users simply download the Baidu translation app, scan a QR code for the specific conference they’re attending, and the translations…

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AI is learning from humans. Many humans. | NEW YORK TIMES

‘What I saw didn’t look very much like the future — or at least the automated one you might imagine….

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Montag is a New Magazine Written Entirely by AI | BEEBOM

‘The contents for the articles are scraped from the internet using shell scripts and Python scripts. The scraped text then…

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Nvidia just made it easier to build smarter chatbots and slicker fake news | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…it’s likely to be a long while before machines can really converse with us. Language is deceptively difficult for machines…

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Which Face Is Real? | Bergstrom & West

Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington….

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World Economic Forum Wants to Help Companies Avoid the Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

An ethics toolkit for using AI in corporations is in the works by the World Economic Forum. Forbes reports the…

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JPMorgan Chase picks AI over humans to write ads | SF GATE

‘…the largest U.S. bank says Persado’s “artificial intelligence message machine” wrote ads that generated two to five times the response…

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AI BRIEFS: August 2019

AI and machine learning set to change science journalism landscape INDIA SCIENCE WIRE | August 30, 2019 | by Umashankar…

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Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor | FINANCIAL TIMES

“Whatever you think of the ideas on their own, that’s not really the point,” (Abbot) said. “What’s striking is that…

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