algorithm

Motherboard

This Video Game Made by AI Looks Fun as Hell

A computer created 'Killer Bounce' and 'Death Walls' after absorbing hours of video of humans playing classic games.
Matthew Gault
9.18.18
tech

AI Can Manipulate Video to Make Everybody Dance Now

AI is getting really good at making people do things they never could—or would—in real life.
Jordan Pearson
8.24.18
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
electric sheep

This Algorithm Can Tell What You've Learned Before Going to Sleep

An algorithm was able to tell whether subjects had studied a house or face before going to sleep based on electrical activity in their brain.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
algorithms

Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun

The once-theoretical problem of "adversarial objects" just got real.
Samantha Cole
11.2.17
algorithms

Physicists Designed a Quantum Graph Search Technique That Matches Google

Researchers describe a fast new way of exploring complex data structures.
Michael Byrne
10.12.17
bad code

The Algorithms Aren’t Working for the Rest of Us

Code carries human bias and mistakes.
Louise Matsakis
9.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Amazon Is Reviewing an Algorithm That Grouped Bomb Ingredients Together

The website's "frequently bought together" feature directed customers to items that can be combined to produce crude explosives.
Drew Schwartz
9.20.17
running man

Watch a Computer Program Teach Itself to Run for Dear Life

We’ve come a long way since QWOP.
Jacob Dubé
8.1.17
Musical AI

Real Musicians Evaluate Music Made by Artificial Intelligence

This Irish folk algorithm is a surprisingly good original composer.
Ben Dickson
6.18.17
math for every occasion

Look at This Beautiful Algorithmic Visualization of Vibrators

An algorithm we can fuck with.
Samantha Cole
6.8.17
robots

Robot Artists Compete for Thousands of Dollars at This Painting Competition​

In total, 38 teams from 10 countries submitted 200 different artworks.
Catherine Chapman
5.22.17
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