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Philip Lee | As facial recognition becomes more and more common, there are also growing concerns about the gender and racial bias embedded in many systems.
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Wayne MacPhail | Grasping the true potential of artificial intelligence is like trying to understand how a mantis shrimp sees the world.
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Tristan Lettieri | Google says it's tough finding enough nerds to write the long strings of code to maintain their ever-evolving database, so they're bringing in robots to do the work.
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Wayne MacPhail | A lot shifted in 2016 -- our perception of who we are, what we share, how smart we want our devices to be, and what truth and news really are. It was a little like waking up in a Black Mirror episode.
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Wayne MacPhail | Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
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Redeye Collective | John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine. He's the author, with Robert McChesney, of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.
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Redeye Collective | Robert McChesney says a technological revolution in artificial intelligence is around the corner and we need to get ready to fight to expand democracy and ensure everyone benefits from the changes.
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Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
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Wayne MacPhail | Lately it seems like each year in technology offers more promise than delivery. But, this year we did get progress in some areas -- remarkable, almost magical, progress.
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Wayne MacPhail | If you want to imagine the future of personal computing you could do worse than watch The Grand Budapest Hotel, which envisions how digital assistants may deliver information in the near future.
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Wayne MacPhail | There's a smell of robot sex in the autumn air -- the smell of WD-40 and brow sweat. Is it only a matter of time before an AI housed in humanoid armature will become sexually attractive to humans?
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Wayne MacPhail | In the past few months we've heard the term "machine learning" bandied about by Google execs, computer scientists and nerdish blowhards at pool parties. But what is it, exactly?