AI plays ‘Mad Libs’ to learn grammar the way kids do

Advanced AI systems can teach themselves grammar across languages by doing billions of word games similar to Mad Libs, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence language science-and-technology

AI methods make COVID-19 forecasting more local

Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 data-science algorithms prediction health-and-medicine

Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence hurricanes storms weather prediction science-and-technology

Artificial brain gives robot the smarts for complex tasks

Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence robots brains touch sensors biomimicry science-and-technology

Photo tweaks could protect your privacy from algorithms

"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence internet privacy faces science-and-technology photos

Should chatbots field our questions about COVID-19?

A new study tested how people perceived chatbots that answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 robots jobs health-and-medicine

AI for self-driving cars doesn’t account for crime

AI for self-driving cars may need fixes to deal with ethical gaps. Namely, what happens if people triy to use an automated vehicle to do something bad?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: crime artificial-intelligence ethics science-and-technology society-and-culture vehicles self-driving-cars

AI tracks seizures in real time

By treating the brain as a network, researchers say they can use artificial intelligence and EEG data to ID and locate seizures in real time.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence neurons epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures eeg

AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

‘Special sauce’ gets AI to cope with chaos

"This is a first step toward physics-savvy neural networks that could help us solve hard problems."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: machine-learning physics artificial-intelligence science-and-technology

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