Artificial intelligence (AI)

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Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition
Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concerns

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

04, Apr, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Covid-19 has shown humanity how close we are to the edge | Toby Ord
To prevent catastrophe, governments must transform our resilience to climate breakdown, AI and engineered pandemics, says Oxford research fellow in philosophy Toby Ord

Toby Ord

23, Mar, 2021 @11:33 AM

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The Guardian view on finance failures: manmade errors amplified by machines | Editorial
Editorial: Markets aren’t working when a system makes Elon Musk billions by adding his company Tesla to the US stock index


21, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Sherry Turkle: 'The pandemic has shown us that people need relationships'
The acclaimed writer on technology and its effect on our mental health talks about her memoir and the insights Covid has given her

Ian Tucker

21, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘A box of light’: AI inspired by British verse attempts to write poetry
After processing more than half a million lines by human poets, experts say it is the best attempt yet to produce computer-generated poetry

Alison Flood

20, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Job-hunting is stressful and humiliating enough. Now robots judge our resumes | Jessa Crispin
Algorithms decide which applications reach human managers’ eyes. But they sort out people with unusual work histories or who lack college degrees

Jessa Crispin

15, Mar, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Google might ask questions about AI ethics, but it doesn't want answers | John Naughton
The departure of two members of the tech firm’s ethical artificial intelligence team exposes the conflict at the heart of its business model

John Naughton

13, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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AI reveals 1,000 'dark discharges' of untreated sewage in England
Paper says machine learning could prove crucial tool in efforts to improve quality of country’s rivers

Sandra Laville

12, Mar, 2021 @9:07 AM

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Move over, Deep Nostalgia, this AI app can make Kim Jong-un sing I Will Survive
Wombo AI can animate any face to sing songs in a way that is unbelievable enough to help the fight against deepfakes, say some experts

Helen Sullivan

12, Mar, 2021 @5:52 AM

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'Typographic attack': pen and paper fool AI into thinking apple is an iPod
OpenAI’s Clip system fails to correctly decipher images when words are pasted on picture

Alex Hern Technology editor

08, Mar, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Fear itself is the real threat to democracy, not tall tales of Chinese AI | John Naughton
Stoking panic about China’s dominance is just another way for western technology giants to avoid scrutiny and gain power

John Naughton

06, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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This AI-powered app will tell you if you're beautiful – and reinforce biases, too | Arwa Mahdawi
Biased algorithms influence what faces we’re shown on social media, and entrench our opinions about what is attractive

Arwa Mahdawi

06, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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