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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn covers artificial intelligence for Quartz.
Data

New Data Could Help Siri And Alexa Know When They’re Being Unhelpful

Knowing when there isn’t enough information to provide an accurate answer is a tricky skill to learn.

CIO Briefing

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Is Building a Defense Contractor With Consumer Technology

Its first major project: A virtual border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Data

Google’s New Ethics Rules Forbid Using Its AI For Weapons

Alongside these broad ethical guidelines, Google has also drawn a line in the sand for the AI it will not develop.

Emerging Tech

This Is the Week That the Drone Surveillance State Became Real

Local police have access to drones and footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.

Emerging Tech

For All the Hype, AI Still Hasn’t Impacted the U.S. Economy

It’s still too early to tell what kind of impact the technology might have

Emerging Tech

This Startup’s Racial-Profiling Algorithm Shows AI Can Be Dangerous Way Before Any Robot Apocalypse

The new algorithm which promises to accurately look at images of people and determine their ethnic background.

Emerging Tech

The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The trucking industry had a shortage of 51,000 truck drivers at the end of last year.

Emerging Tech

Five Things the World Finally Realizes About Facebook

The questions Mark Zuckerberg is being pressed to answer are bigger than the platform.

Emerging Tech

AI Experts Want Government Algorithms to Be Studied Like Environmental Hazards

They also believe automated decision-making systems should be continuously monitored.

Data

Madison Square Garden Has Been Secretly Scanning Fans With Facial Recognition

The arena matches faces to a database to identify individuals and determine if they are “considered a problem.”