Google Pledges $25 Million for 'Good' AI, Totally Isn't Trying to Make You Forget That Military AI Stuff

Google has faced a lot of backlash since Gizmodo revealed in March that the company was helping the United States Department of Defense develop artificial intelligence that could be used to analyze drone footage as part of the Defense Department’s Project Maven. Internally, the program angered many Google employees…

Absolutely Nothing Will Go Wrong When MIT Lets the Internet Control a Real Person on Halloween

In a soon-to-launch online social experiment that is definitely in no way going to backfire, researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab are reportedly planning to hand an individual’s free will over to the internet. The experiment, which is titled BeeMe and is being described by MIT as the…

9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry

Who could forget the events of August 29, 1997—when Skynet became self-aware and launched a whole mess of nukes, unleashing “Judgment Day?” Today’s a holiday for Terminator fans, and it’s also a great excuse to celebrate our favorite sci-fi movies that feature AI rebellions. Let’s bid a warm welcome to our new robot…

Google Is Reportedly Looking to Take Over Call Centers With Its Duplex AI Assistant

When Google introduced Google Duplex, its AI assistant designed to speak like a human, the company showed off how the average person could use the tech to save time making reservations and whatnot. What wasn’t touched on was the possibility that Duplex may have a use on the other side of the line, taking over for call…

MIT's New AI-Powered Software Can Extract Individual Instruments From Videos With a Single Click

An instructor of mine once compared mixing a song to baking a cake. The various tracks are the ingredients, and once everything is mixed and baked, as with a cake, those ingredients can’t be deconstructed. Or can they? AI researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created an app…

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