CIO Briefing

Vladimir Putin Believes Artificial Intelligence Could Lead to Global Monopolies and Drone Wars

Russian companies have been actively researching autonomous weapons, such as drones, robots and missiles, which would be able to pick targets and fire on their own.

Emerging Tech

Google Finally Admits You Don’t Need Special Hardware for Augmented Reality

The tech company officially killed the idea of special sensors for AR phones.

Data

Researchers Built an Invisible Backdoor to Hack AI’s Decisions

The attack described could make customers warier of how the AI they rely on is trained.

IT Modernization

This Is the Samsung Note 8, the Phone That Must Not Explode

The new phone resembles a larger version of Samsung’s flagship devices.

IT Modernization

Microsoft Is Fixing a Simple Reason Why Voice Assistants Are So Bad

The tech company hopes to smarten up our dumb bots by making a new dataset available to the public.

Emerging Tech

For the First Time, AI Crushed a Professional Dota 2 Player

“This guy is scary,” the human player repeated during play as the bot whittled down his health.

Emerging Tech

The Israeli Army Is Trading its Llamas for Robots

Great news if you’re an Israeli war llama: Your tour of duty is over.

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.