AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Neural networks today do everything from cameras to translations. A professor of computer science provides a basic explanation of how neural networks work.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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Fears over the sinister side of artificial intelligence have become reality
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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An AI tool can distinguish between a conspiracy theory and a true conspiracy – it comes down to how easily the story falls apart
Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal
Remember what life was like before social media took over? Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to take back our lives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~9 min
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Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~10 min
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A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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