Emerging Tech

Facebook Built an AI System That Learned to Lie to Get What it Wants

Humans are natural negotiators. Machines typically don’t share that affinity, but new research from Facebook’s AI research lab might offer a starting point to change that.

CIO Briefing

Slack Can Now Identify Your Company’s Resident Expert in Everything

In other words, it’s going to help you find the right person to talk to.

IT Modernization

Satya Nadella’s Biggest Bet for Microsoft Could Be Its Future

The tech giant's cloud computing business continues to be a rising star,

CIO Briefing

With H-1B Under Threat, Alphabet Is the Only Big Tech Company to Ramp Up Immigration Lobbying

Immigration is a touchstone topic in the technology industry.

CIO Briefing

Artificial Intelligence Could Build New Drugs Faster Than Any Human Team

Startup Atomwise has built a system which attempts to generate potential drugs for diseases like Ebola and multiple sclerosis.

Data

You Can Now Buy the Brains Behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.

IT Modernization

Jeff Bezos Lays Out Amazon’s Three-Pronged Approach to AI

Amazonians and investors alike, rest assured: Jeff Bezos knows artificial intelligence is a big deal.

IT Modernization

The Public Debut of Facebook’s M is a Tiny Step Toward a Do-It-All AI Assistant

M will analyze each of your messages to detect whether you’re looking to send a sticker, request or send money, get a ride, or share your location.

CIO Briefing

America’s Largest Body-Camera Supplier Is Giving Police Free AI to Analyze Crime Footage

CEO Rick Smith says these connected systems would allow police to spend more time doing their jobs, rather than paperwork.

Emerging Tech

NASA’s Scientists Formed a Club to Dream Up Uses for AI Like Self-Replicating Robots and Harpooning Comets

Some ideas developing in the lab are so far-flung, the brains behind them don’t want to involve the agency’s top brass at all.

Emerging Tech

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Agree on What AI is, Because Nobody Knows What the Term Really Means

There are generally two schools of thought when talking about whether software today is a form of artificial intelligence: literalists and generalists.

CIO Briefing

Software Used to Predict Crime Can Now Be Scoured for Bias

Predictive-policing startup CivicScape published its code online, allowing anyone to help ensure the algorithm doesn’t unfairly target certain groups of people.

Data

Google Will Always Answer Your Questions, But You Shouldn’t Always Let It

When you punch a common question into the search bar on Google, you’re presented now with an answer emphasized above all the others. Is it correct?