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The big idea: Should we worry about artificial intelligence?
Could AI turn on us, or is natural stupidity a greater threat to humanity?

Steven Poole

29, Nov, 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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Demis Hassabis: the deep mind Dominic Cummings turned to as the pandemic hit
The AI researcher and co-founder of Google’s DeepMind was one of many who pressed for an hard lockdown in March 2020

Alex Hern Technology editor

27, May, 2021 @3:56 PM

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DeepMind AI cracks 50-year-old problem of protein folding
Program solves scientific problem in ‘stunning advance’ for understanding machinery of life

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Nov, 2020 @3:58 PM

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Our personal health history is too valuable to be harvested by the tech giants | Eerke Boiten
Action to prevent deeper access to our private lives and data is more essential than ever

Eerke Boiten

16, Feb, 2020 @7:15 AM

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'The challenge was to play like a human': AI takes on the gamers
Google’s DeepMind beat 99.8% of humans at StarCraft II, but bigger challenge was not giving itself away

Alex Hern

30, Oct, 2019 @6:00 PM

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AI becomes grandmaster in 'fiendishly complex' StarCraft II
DeepMind’s AlphaStar masters game dubbed ‘next grand challenge for AI’ in just 44 days

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Oct, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Douglas Adams was right – knowledge without understanding is meaningless | John Naughton
Supercomputers are solving complicated problems but we often don’t know how

John Naughton

24, Aug, 2019 @4:00 PM

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AI can write just like me. Brace for the robot apocalypse | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I’ve seen how the GPT2 system can produce a column in exactly my style, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson

Hannah Jane Parkinson

15, Feb, 2019 @3:36 PM

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Together we can thwart the big-tech data grab. Here’s how | John Harris
Our lives, online and off, depend upon decentralising power on the internet, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

07, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The science stories that shook 2018
Our guest scientists pick the breakthroughs and discoveries that defined their year, from insights into human evolution to our first trip aboard an asteroid

Adam Rutherford, Jim Al-Khalili, Pete Etchells, Sheena Cruickshank, Callum Roberts, Julia Jones, Mark Miodownik, Athene Donald, Mark Jobling, Anil Seth, Jon Butterworth

23, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Google 'betrays patient trust' with DeepMind Health move
Moving healthcare subsidiary into main company breaks pledge that ‘data will not be connected to Google accounts’

Alex Hern

14, Nov, 2018 @12:14 PM

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