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Artificial Intelligence Writes Bad Poems Just Like An Angsty Teen

the sun is a beautiful thing in silence is drawn between the trees only the beginning of light Was that poem written by an angsty middle schooler or an artificially intelligent algorithm? Is it easy to tell? Yeah, it’s not easy for us, either. Or for poetry experts, for that... Read More

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New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of often-undocumented application programming interfaces, or APIs. Designing applications that can program computers is a long-sought grail of the branch of computer science called artificial intelligence (AI). The new application, called Bayou, came... Read More

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How technology and artificial intelligence can improve regulation

These days, when presidents want to make policy, they often do it through their powers to regulate. The recent move by the Trump administration to relax fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles is one of many recent, high-profile examples. But federal agencies cannot just do whatever they want: There are legal rules... Read More

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Storm damage to forests costs billions – here’s how artificial intelligence can help

High-intensity storms cause billions of pounds of damage every year, and climate change is set to make this worse in future. We already appear to be seeing more frequent and intense windstorms. Ex-hurricane Ophelia and Storm Eleanor both wreaked havoc in the British Isles over the winter, including injuries, power... Read More

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AI beats astronomers at predicting survivability of ‘Tatooines’

With the help of artificially intelligence, astronomers now have a better method for determining the long-term habitability of exoplanets orbiting more than one star. In the blockbuster movie franchise Star Wars, Tatooine is a fictional desert planet that serves as the homeworld to heavily robed Jawas, xenophobic Tusken Raiders, and,... Read More

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McKinsey’s latest AI research predicts it could create trillions worth of value … someday

McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research on artificial intelligence focuses on how AI will affect business, analyzing 400 use cases — from airlines avoiding flight cancellations to online retailers recommending items — across 19 industries. In aggregate, McKinsey projects that AI could eventually drive between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion of... Read More

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Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

You can fake diagnoses with adversarial examples Medical AI systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks and have been overlooked in security research, a new study suggests. Researchers from Harvard University believe they have demonstrated the first examples of how medical systems can be manipulated in a paper [PDF] published on... Read More

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Artificial intelligence can scour code to find accidentally public passwords

Sometimes sensitive data, like passwords or keys that unlock encrypted communications, are accidentally left open for anybody to see. It’s happened everywhere from the Republican National Committee to Verizon, and as long as information can be public on the internet the trend isn’t going to stop. But researchers at software... Read More

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A new way to automatically build road maps from aerial images

“RoadTracer” system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce workload for developers of apps like Google Maps. Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven’t mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: Even after taking aerial images, companies... Read More