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Automation Replaced 800,000 Workers, Then It Created 3.5 Million New Jobs

These days, it’s tough to avoid newspaper headlines warning that artificial intelligence is coming for your job. The problem is that, often, the only...

Studies Aim to Provide a Speedometer for AI

Microsoft said recently that it had achieved a new record for the accuracy of software that transcribes speech. Its system missed just one in...

No One Is Happier About Customer Service Chatbots Than the People...

The wave of chatbots darkening the horizon has been frightening for those who are in customer service and support jobs. Many news articles have...

Growing up with Alexa – What will it do to kids...

When it comes to digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, my four-year-old niece Hannah Metz is an early adopter. Her family has four puck-like Amazon...

Elon Musk calls for global ban on autonomous weapons – killer...

Tesla boss Elon Musk is among a group of 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies who are calling on the United Nations...

Maria Johnsen: The Surprising Truth About Self-aware AI Robots

There are many speculations about what it would mean for a robot to have mindfulness of its own existence. Many assume that once a...

Facebook Did Not Panic and Shut Down an AI Program That...

In recent weeks, a story about experimental Facebook machine learning research has been circulating with increasingly panicky, Skynet-esque headlines. “Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on...

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI: No one really...

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at...

Weekly Brief: Cybersecurity service provider Darktrace raises $75M

This edition focuses on a week of funding announcements in AI by the investment community. AI is being applied to cybersecurity in the hopes of...

10 IT jobs that will likely be done by AI –...

In conversations about the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on human jobs, the extremes get a lot of attention. On the one...