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AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions

Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars say AI systems should be able to explain their decisions without revealing all their secrets. By Emerging Technology from the arXiv Artificial intelligence is set to play a significantly [...]

China’s AI Awakening 中国 人工智能 的崛起

The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it. Will Knight reports: On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a [...]

Robots Aren’t as Smart as You Think

As robots get good at mimicking human behavior, people can be deceived into thinking they have human intelligence. So let’s put them to the test. Angelica Lim writes:  A few years ago I met a robot in a Japanese-style café in Osaka. She wore a [...]

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. Will Knight writes: In 2015, a research group at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York was inspired to apply deep learning to the hospital’s vast database [...]

This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room Smart

Researchers combined a bunch of different sensors into one small device that can monitor all kinds of activities. Rachel Metz reports: Gierad Laput wants to make homes smarter without forcing you to buy a bunch of sensor-laden, Internet-connected [...]

Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker

The popular portrayal of computers as magic boxes capable of anything has done real societal harm. Now one TV show wants to save us. Cory Doctorow writes: For decades Hollywood has treated computers as magic boxes from which endless plot points [...]

[VIDEO] Self-Folding Robots

A team of engineers at Harvard and MIT have designed and built a flat-packed robot that assembles itself and walks away. Learn more at http://hvrd.me/A2mM9 [...]