Artificial intelligence (AI)

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Reality cheque: we taught AI to spot the most used props this election. Here’s what it found
Hi-vis workwear and cute dogs have come to dominate politicians’ federal election campaign photos, but giant cheques are out of fashion

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Johanna Lewis

19, May, 2022 @3:25 AM

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Bill Gates: ‘Vaccines are a miracle. It’s mind-blowing somebody could say the opposite’
The Microsoft co-founder takes questions from scientists, academics and readers on Ukraine, Covid, Jeffrey Epstein and more

Tim Lewis

15, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Finding it hard to get a new job? Robot recruiters might be to blame
More recruiting companies are using AI technology to review applications. But does it make mistakes – and can you boost your chances?

Hilke Schellmann

11, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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TechScape: This cutting edge AI creates art on demand – why is it so contentious?
Dall-E 2 can conjure vivid pictures of dogs in berets to astronauts playing basketball. It also represents every major ethical concern there is about AI.

Alex Hern

04, May, 2022 @10:45 AM

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R2-D-Chew: robot chef imitates human eating process to create tastier food
Cambridge scientists say robot is capable of ‘tasting’ and checking whether balance of flavours is right

Geneva Abdul

04, May, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Why are gas prices so high? These obscure traders are partly to blame
‘Nobody with power is looking at what they’re doing,’ but they’re helping to drive searing gas prices despite increased oil production

Antonia Juhasz

28, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Four times more male characters in literature than female, research suggests
A study by University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering used AI to measure pronoun use, uncovering a huge disparity in gender frequency

Sarah Shaffi

27, Apr, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Speed camera app developers face abuse from UK drivers
Speedcam Anywhere allows anyone to submit evidence of drivers speeding

Alex Hern

10, Apr, 2022 @1:53 PM

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‘Mind-blowing’: Ai-Da becomes first robot to paint like an artist
AI algorithms prompt robot to interrogate, select, decision-make to create a painting

Caroline Davies

04, Apr, 2022 @5:34 PM

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The icy pull of tragic polar exploration | Brief letters
Brief letters: A fascination with tragic heroes | Is artificial intelligence an oxymoron? | Orwell’s linguistic inventions | From Granny to Mum to Mumma | Sailing to San Serriffe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:52 PM

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As artificial intelligence gets smarter, is it game over for humans? | Letters
Letters: Jonathan Michie on why robots of the future must be programmed to explain what they do and why, and Chris Percy on AI and bridge

Letters

31, Mar, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Freedom to Think by Susie Alegre review – the big tech threat to free thought
The modern online environment undermines our independence of opinion, argues a human rights lawyer

Steven Poole

31, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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