extra extra

China’s AI News Anchor Makes the News More Boring

A Chinese news agency debuted a news anchor powered by artificial intelligence at the World Internet Conference yesterday.
Caroline Haskins

Researchers Just Turned On the World's Most Powerful Computer Designed to Mimic a Human Brain

Neuromorphic computing just got a big boost with a million-core supercomputer that took over a decade to build.
Daniel Oberhaus

Researchers Created an 'AI Physicist' That Can Derive the Laws of Physics in Imaginary Universes

Teaching AI how to combine smaller models to understand complex situations has been a major stumbling block for machine learning research.
Daniel Oberhaus

An AI-Generated Artwork Just Sold for $432,500 at Christie’s

Far from being the sole creation of an AI, 'Edmond de Belamy' was the result of months of work by three people using a machine learning algorithm from 2014.
Jordan Pearson

Ten Wild Jobs That Didn't Exist Ten Years Ago

The job market is changing fast.
Beckett Mufson
The Power and Privilege Issue

The Robots Are Coming, and They Want Your Job

Experts believe almost a third of the global workforce will be automated by 2030. But are universities preparing students for the rise of the office machines?
Matt Blake

An AI Analysed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
Scunthorpe Problem

Life on the Internet Is Hard When Your Last Name is 'Butts'

The “Scunthorpe problem” has never really been solved and for people with "offensive" last names, this can be a real pain in the ass.
Daniel Oberhaus
AI Doing Art

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Yay, researchers trained an algorithm to turn your captions into (nightmarish) images.
Sarah Emerson

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers

Facebook Wants to Use AI to Replace Your Eyeballs in Photos Where You Blinked

Researchers at the company are experimenting with AI to retouch your most undignified pictures.
Sarah Emerson
world cup 2018

This AI Simulated the 2018 World Cup 100,000 Times to Predict a Winner

A group of researchers used AI and machine learning to predict that Spain and Germany are the most likely winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai