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Artificial Intelligence

Why Silicon Valley is fertile ground for obscure religious beliefs

If aliens are calling, let it go to voicemail

Does this AI know it’s alive?

The problem with schools turning to surveillance after mass shootings

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The text-to-image revolution, explained

Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

22 predictions we made in 2021, and the 13 we got right

How well can an AI mimic human ethics?

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

AI’s Islamophobia problem

The new digital driver’s licenses from Apple sound slightly creepy

From Macy’s to Albertsons, facial recognition is already everywhere

Worldcoin wants to give you cryptocurrency — in exchange for scanning your eyeballs

Google says it’s committed to ethical AI research. Its ethical AI team isn’t so sure.

A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong

Google’s plan to make search more sentient

Watch NASA’s new autonomous helicopter take flight on Mars

Teachers are sacrificing student privacy to stop cheating

The controversy behind a star Google AI researcher’s departure 

AI has cracked a problem that stumped biologists for 50 years. It’s a huge deal.

Amazon’s surveillance cameras fly now — which is unsettling

Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain

The UK used a formula to predict students’ scores for canceled exams. Guess who did well.

The dystopian tech that companies are selling to help schools reopen sooner

GPT-3, explained: This new language AI is uncanny, funny — and a big deal

What women in Congress want from Facebook

Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders have a plan to protect you from facial recognition

Why it matters that TikTok wants to reveal its algorithms

Facebook is taking a hard look at racial bias in its algorithms

Networks of self-driving trucks are becoming a reality in the US

How deepfakes could actually do some good

Big tech companies back away from selling facial recognition to police. That’s progress.

Why it matters that IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business

Beware of these futuristic background checks

Don’t expect AI to solve the coronavirus crisis on its own

Facebook is flagging some coronavirus news posts as spam

The pope’s plan to fight back against evil AI

Coronavirus is the first big test for futuristic tech that can prevent pandemics

Tesla needs to fix its deadly Autopilot problem