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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
11.8.18
jobs

Ten Wild Jobs That Didn't Exist Ten Years Ago

The job market is changing fast.
Beckett Mufson
10.16.18
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
8.19.18
Daily Dystopia

A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy

“Essentially, we believe that further erosion of privacy is inevitable.”
Louise Matsakis
7.10.18
Google

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
7.9.18
Facebook

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
6.18.18
Australia Today

Instagram Is Using AI to Filter Out Toxic Comments

The bots automatically delete anything that's "intended to harass or upset people.”
Millie Roberts
5.2.18
Sadbot

If AI Thinks Like a Human it May Get Depressed

A neuroscientist considers why a serotonin function in artificial intelligence could be both a help and a hindrance.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.16.18
Art

A Teenager Used AI to Generate Bizarre, Surreal Nude Portraits

We're honestly not sure if Robbie Barrat's strange creations are NSFW.
Peter Slattery
3.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

AI Predicted the Future of Porn Searches and We Can't Stop Laughing

Apparently the next big thing in porn has something to do with "doot sex," "tang pong," and "big blomjobs."
Drew Schwartz
3.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Oh Good, Those Robodogs Are Fighting Back Against Humans

Yep, we're screwed.
Drew Schwartz
2.22.18
Artificial Intelligence

The Lessons We Learned at London's Big AI Show

First: one day, your home devices might be able to work out if you're showing signs of Alzheimer's.
Talia Shadwell
2.14.18