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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Can artificial intelligence be smart enough to detect fake news?

by Scott Tong Feb 12, 2020
Misinformation has been spreading online, in some places seemingly faster than the disease itself.
Matrix style graphics are seen on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Coronavirus

Big data predicted the coronavirus outbreak and where it would spread

by Scott Tong Feb 4, 2020
Using AI as a warning system for outbreaks isn't just for government.
A sign at London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 28 warns of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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How Hollywood is using AI predictions in business decisions

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Jan 21, 2020
Although the algorithms can crunch numbers and other data, they can't quite crack creativity.
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Driverless delivery vehicles are now allowed on California streets

by Jack Stewart Jan 17, 2020
The new rules still block large vehicles, meaning companies testing driverless big rigs have to look elsewhere.
A Nuro delivery bot drops off groceries.
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Illinois cracks down on AI interviews

by Justin Ho Jan 2, 2020
A new law requires greater disclosure when companies use artificial intelligence technology to sift through job candidates.
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Machines need to be funny if they want to sell us stuff

by Stephanie Hughes Dec 19, 2019
Tech companies are hiring entertainers to make their chatbots nimble and witty.
The Quartz chatbot is displayed on a cellphone above streams of binary code in this photo illustration.
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Who is really being watched by police body cameras?

by Bennett Purser and Kimberly Adams Nov 12, 2019
With new facial recognition technology, a tool to surveil the police may be changing its target, Sidney Fussell of The Atlantic says.
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Workplace Culture

Workers are welcoming AI in the office

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 16, 2019
Robots could be coming to take our jobs, but maybe the ones we don't want to do anyway.
AI could be used for menial tasks, like budgeting or scheduling.
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Hunting for the holy grail of digital language translation

by Andy Uhler Aug 20, 2019
Machines still have a devil of a time figuring out all the nuance and context of human speech and the written word.
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Workplace Culture

Can AI make hiring fairer and more efficient?

by Jana Kasperkevic Aug 14, 2019
AI advocates say it's better for people on both sides.
A visitor holds a hand of an AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android.
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