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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn covers artificial intelligence for Quartz.
Emerging Tech

Google Is Using AI to See Inside the Brain Like Never Before

New data might help neuroscientists better understand the structure of the brain.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Wants Congress to Regulate Facial Recognition

One of these metrics for regulation could be ensuring the technology works similarly for all

Emerging Tech

AI Is Getting Closer to Replacing Animal Testing

The algorithm can predict results from nine different tests.

Data

Google’s Duplex AI Could Kill the Call Center

And little is known about how this AI system actually works.

Emerging Tech

Scientists Built a Transforming Flying Robot Dragon

The aircraft actually solves a bunch of problems facing modern drones.

Data

Facial Recognition Is Here to Stay. And We Should All Probably Accept It

The public can still push for transparency and pressure for ethical guidelines to be set in place.

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.