Concise yet thorough articles that summarize and comment on an important recent AI story.
Boston Dynamics' robots — impressive, but far from the Terminator For these robots, there remains a discrepancy between staged demonstrations and real world performance. OpenAI’s GPT2 - Food to Media hype or Wake Up Call? An effort to encourage the AI research community to talk about responsible disclosure of technology was met by strong criticism. Sophia the Robot, More Marketing Machine Than AI Marvel First robot to be granted a citizenship and a visa, Sophia does not have much to offer in terms of technology Google's LYmph Node Assistant - a Boost, not Replacement, for Doctors A new tool from Google promises 99 percent accuracy in identifying cancer in lymph nodes - but it’s too early to claim it surpasses humans Examining Henry Kissinger's Uninformed Comments on AI Another public figure with no expertise on AI issues sweeping, unfounded statements about it threatening humanity Amazon Rekognition Mistook Congressmen for Criminals? A Closer Look Examining ACLU’s claims of racial bias in face recognition technology as surveillance risk Google Translate's 'Sinister Religious Prophecies', Demystified Yet again, an unremarkable and well understood aspect of an AI system has been made out to be creepy and hard to explain 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? Not quite yet… 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