Concise yet thorough articles that summarize and comment on an important recent AI story.
Evil Software Du Jour: Google's Cocktail Party Algorithm Recent privacy concerns over work from Google showcased how easy it is for media to immediately jump to unlikely worst-case outcomes 'Do You Trust This Computer’ Gets a Whole Lot Wrong About AI Risks A Chris Paine documentary about AI promoted by Elon Musk conflates real AI risks with imaginary ones Biased Facial Recognition - a Problem of Data and Diversity Flashy headlines often hijack meaningful and important conversations on this topic, even when the articles are solid - as was the case here So What Was Up With Alexa's Creepy Laughter Anyway? A funny viral event talks to our ever increasing anxiety about AI and pervasive technology Tesla's Lethal Autopilot Crash — A Failing of UI as Much as AI The tragedy might have been avoided if the limitations of the Autopilot were communicated more clearly Is Data-Driven AI Brainwashing us all, or is it Just the Same as Good ol' Marketing? The many claims made as part of the recent Cambridge Analytica & Facebook scandal, reviewed Can a "Google AI" Build Your Genome Sequence? A new AI-powered tool from Google promises more-accurate genome sequences, but its impact on genomics research remains to be seen Deepfakes - Is Seeing Still Believing? Has widespread misuse of AI arrived? OpenAI's Not So Open DotA AI An impressive demo by OpenAI leaves many questions unanswered The Crazy Coverage of Facebook's Unremarkable 'AI Invented Language' Sometimes the narratives media conjures up just serve to make real life seem boring The Curious Case of OpenAI's Unsupervised Sentiment Neuron A nifty thing happened unintentionally, and some people overreacted AlphaGo - so is Human Intelligence Obsolete? Breaking down the significance of the biggest AI story of the decade