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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An algorithm that learns through rewards may show how our brain does too

By optimizing reinforcement-learning algorithms, DeepMind uncovered new details about how dopamine helps the brain learn.

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We’re fighting fake news AI bots by using more AI. That’s a mistake.

Facebook and others are battling complex disinformation with AI-driven defences. But this can only get us so far, argues an expert on high-tech propaganda.

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Play this bingo game with your kids to teach them about AI

Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it builds off research that shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.

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In 2020, let’s stop AI ethics-washing and actually do something

There’s more talk of AI ethics than ever before. But talk is just that—it’s not enough.

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