A language generation program's ability to write articles, produce code and compose poetry has wowed scientists

GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.

Prasenjit Mitra, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  artificial-intelligence  computer-science  writing  technology  editing

Don't write off government algorithms – responsible AI can produce real benefits

Despite the exams algorithm fiasco, UK government bodies are making positive uses of the technology.

Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Computer Science/Co-founder Women Leading in AI, Keele University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence algorithm hail smart-cities

GPT-3: new AI can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience artificial-intelligence language writing

AI called GPT-3 can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience artificial-intelligence language writing

AI called GPT-3 can now write like a human without thinking like one

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience artificial-intelligence language writing

Faked videos shore up false beliefs about Biden's mental health

It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.

Dustin Carnahan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Michigan State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence deep-learning fake-news donald-trump video disinformation joe-biden democracy elections trump-2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.

Charlotte-Anne Chivers, Research Assistant, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence agriculture robots farming

Artificial intelligence is a totalitarian's dream - here's how to take power back

What are the political implications of AI knowing us better than we know ourselves?

Simon McCarthy-Jones, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Trinity College Dublin • conversation
Aug. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence freedom liberty totalitarianism

Coronavirus: how the pandemic has exposed AI’s limitations

As talk of recovery begins, it’s time to rethink the role of artificial intelligence in society.

Kathy Peach, Head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  artificial-intelligence  covid-19  coronavirus  collective-intelligence

China and AI: what the world can learn and what it should be wary of

The world needs to engage seriously with China’s AI development and take a closer look at what’s really going on.

Hessy Elliott, Researcher, Nesta • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence china technology

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