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Fiction That Gets AI Right

Even the most futuristic applications of AI, from robotic servants to instant health scans, somehow already seem familiar because they have been endless fodder for pop culture. At the movies, you’ve probably seen artificial intelligence as a menace in The Terminator or …Continue reading

Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds

Machines are learning to process simple commands by exploring 3-D virtual worlds. Devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have brought voice-controlled technology into the mainstream, but these still only deal with simple commands. Making machines smart enough to handle…

Teaching Drones How To Crash Safely

A husband and wife team believe they have the solution to one of the biggest hurdles to drone package delivery. Most unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t unmanned at all. By law in the U.S., a dedicated pilot must maintain a line of sight …Continue reading

China’s Tech Moguls Warn of AI’s Troubling Trajectory

China has seen incredible economic and social changes over the past few decades. But could the impact of artificial intelligence take the country by surprise? I recently spent a few weeks in the country, talking to researchers and…