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Antibiotic that kills drug-resistant bacteria discovered through AI

2020-02-20 2,563 AI machinelearning antibiotics ArtificialIntelligence Iot

Team at MIT says halicin kills some of the world’s most dangerous strains
A robot wrote this entire article. Does that scare you, human?

2020-09-08 1,457 AI artificialintelligence DataScience MachineLearning BigData DeepLearning openAI technews

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace
Max Tegmark and Ken MacLeod on artificial intelligence – books podcast

2017-11-28 1,377

How would it feel to be outperformed by a machine? We discuss the AI revolution with physicist Max Tegmark and science fiction writer Ken MacLeod
AI experts call for boycott over 'killer robots' project at South Korea university

2018-04-05 1,169 ArtificialIntelligence MachineLearning SkyNet killerrobots

Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST’s collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons
UK businesses using artificial intelligence to monitor staff activity

2019-04-07 881 ArtificialIntelligence MachineLearning

Unions warn systems such as Isaak may increase pressure on workers and cause distrust
How artificial intelligence could save the planet

2017-10-21 824

The power of AI can address far bigger challenges than helping organise our calendars, ordering our groceries or playing games
The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work

2018-07-06 679 artificialintelligence AI MachineLearning bots DataScience BigData DeepLearning WizardOfOz

Using what one expert calls a ‘Wizard of Oz technique’, some companies keep their reliance on humans a secret from investors
'Dehumanising, impenetrable, frustrating': the grim reality of job hunting in the age of AI

2018-03-04 679 artificialintelligence

Recruitment has become increasingly automated, with everything from facial expressions to vocal tone analysed by algorithms and artificial intelligence. But what’s the cost to workforce diversity – and workers themselves?
Does blockchain offer hype or hope?

2018-03-11 584

For many tech insiders, the most exciting thing about bitcoin is the thing that allows it to function: blockchain. What is it and what other uses might it have?
At what point do we give up on books? Big data has the answer

2017-12-05 573

Information gleaned from when users stop listening to audiobooks and from kindle readers’ behaviour offer unique insight into how we consume books – neither bode well for Craig Oliver’s Brexit memoirs
DeepMind AI cracks 50-year-old problem of protein folding

2020-11-30 553 AI deepmind deeplearning

Program cracks scientific problem in ‘stunning advance’ for understanding machinery of life
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

2019-02-14 552 AI artificialintelligence OpenAI fakenews MachineLearning Deepfakes BigData AIEthics Deeplearning

The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
'The discourse is unhinged': how the media gets AI alarmingly wrong

2018-07-25 547 AI MachineLearning socialmedia

Social media has allowed self-proclaimed ‘AI influencers’ who do nothing more than paraphrase Elon Musk to cash in on this hype with low-quality, pieces. The result is dangerous
Big data for the people: it's time to take it back from our tech overlords

2018-03-15 533 Deeplearning

A small number of companies have become extraordinarily rich by harvesting our data. But that wealth belongs to the many
Google DeepMind is making artificial intelligence a slave to the algorithm

2017-11-03 471

Letters: Google’s role in university artificial intelligence courses alarms Sheila Hayman
Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report

2018-07-16 464 artificialintelligence AI MachineLearning TechNews FutureOfWork

AI and robotics forecast to generate 7.2m jobs, more than will be lost due to automation
Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text

2020-03-30 459 Neuroscience NeuralNetworks

Researchers in US tracked the neural data from people while they were speaking
Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

2018-04-23 458 AI MachineLearning Ellis

Exclusive: In an open letter, the scientists say the proposed Ellis institute is essential to avoid brain drain to big tech firms