Artificial Intelligence

What is AI? It's the quest to build machines that can reason, learn, and act intelligently, and it has barely begun. We cover the latest advances in machine learning, neural networks, and robots.

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A robot hand taught itself to solve a Rubik’s Cube after creating its own training regime

Researchers at OpenAI have developed a new method for transferring complex manipulation skills from simulated to physical environments.

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The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves

The mere idea of AI-synthesized media is already making people stop believing that real things are real.

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YouTube is experimenting with ways to make its algorithm even more addictive

Publicly, the platform says it’s trying to do what it can to minimize the amplification of extreme content. But it’s still looking for ways to keep users on the site.

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We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone

Gary Marcus, a leader in the field, discusses how we could achieve general intelligence—and why that might make machines safer.

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