Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

How AI picks up our all-too-human biases

There’s fresh evidence that artificial intelligence software absorbs human biases about race and gender, and it may be due to the very structure of languages. Scientists came to that conclusion after creating a statistical system for scoring the positive and … Continue reading

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Elon Musk backs venture to link brains and AI

Billionaire brainiac Elon Musk is following up on his interest in (and wariness about) artificial intelligence by backing Neuralink Corp., a company devoted to developing neural implants, The Wall Street Journal says. Business filings suggest that Neuralink would build devices … Continue reading

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Treasury chief downplays AI impact on jobs

Experts say the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence could be one of the biggest economic issues of the 21st century, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says it’s not on his radar screen. Mnuchin made his comments during a … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s AI institute rises to the next level

Three years after its founding, Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is racking up recognition in the field of AI research – and some of its research will have an impact on the burgeoning AI market. The institute, known as … Continue reading

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Ford invests in Argo AI for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. says it’s investing $1 billion over the next five years in a Pittsburgh startup called Argo AI to develop the virtual-driver system for Ford’s autonomous vehicles. Argo AI was founded only a few weeks ago by CEO Bryan Salesky, … Continue reading

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Should we hook up AI to our brains?

Hundreds of AI researchers, business leaders and just plain geniuses have signed onto a statement of cautionary principles for artificial intelligence, including a requirement to build in the ability for human authorities to audit how an AI platform works. The … Continue reading

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Philanthropic venture acquires AI startup

The multibillion-dollar Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced its first acquisition today: a startup called Meta that is developing an artificial intelligence program for searching through scientific studies. “We will be working to make Meta even more powerful and useful to the scientific … Continue reading

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