Artificial intelligence (AI)

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Jeanette Winterson: ‘The male push is to discard the planet: all the boys are going off into space’
The writer’s new essay collection covers 200 years of women and science.
She discusses burning books and the ensuing Twitter storm, the end of her marriage, and why a move into politics could be next

Claire Armitstead

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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12 Bytes by Jeanette Winterson review – how we got here and where we might go next
Twelve essays drawing on years of research into artificial intelligence ask challenging questions about humanity, art, religion and the way we live and love

Laura Spinney

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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AI firm DeepMind puts database of the building blocks of life online
AlphaFold program’s prediction of nearly 20,000 human protein structures now free for researchers

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Bourdain AI furore shouldn’t overshadow an effective, complicated film | Adrian Horton
Despite anger over a decision to deepfake the voice of the much-loved star in a new documentary it’s a haunting and difficult film that deserves to be seen

Adrian Horton

21, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Think, fight, feel: how video game artificial intelligence is evolving
AI in games has long been geared towards improving computer-controlled opponents. Will it soon create diverse characters we can talk to instead of just shoot?

Keith Stuart

19, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Anthony Bourdain documentary sparks backlash for using AI to fake voice
Roadrunner director Morgan Neville revealed he used AI to create three lines of voiceover by the late celebrity chef

Maya Yang

16, Jul, 2021 @6:45 PM

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What’s artificial intelligence best at? Stealing human ideas
Up for discussion in the first Guardian tech newsletter: can artificial intelligence enhance rather than replace us … internet age verification … plus Google’s €500m French fine

Alex Hern

14, Jul, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Oxford drugs firm gains $1.5m Gates grant for Covid-19 therapy
Exscientia to use AI in proposed fast-track development of ‘low-cost’ pill for Sars viruses

Julia Kollewe

08, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK supercomputer Cambridge-1 to hunt for medical breakthroughs
Computer – the most powerful in Britain – will use AI to find new cures and deepen understanding of diseases

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

06, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Enjoy the restored Night Watch, but don’t ignore the machine behind the Rembrandt
The computer restoration of this masterpiece illustrates both the benefits and the dangers of AI

John Naughton

03, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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What happened when a ‘wildly irrational’ algorithm made crucial healthcare decisions
Advocates say having computer programs decide how much help vulnerable people can get is often arbitrary – and in some cases downright cruel

Erin McCormick

02, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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AI software may help spot early signs of oesophageal cancer
Software in use at an NHS trust could prove a breakthrough in diagnosing one of the deadliest forms of cancer

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

01, Jul, 2021 @11:58 AM

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