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The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind
Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
Machine Learning Algorithm Mines 16 Billion E-Mails
Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs
Exposing a Galaxy within the Brain
The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years
Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves
Why Aaron Swartz's Ideas Matter
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”
Now playing: a movie you control with your mind
DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance.
Yahoo Has a Tool that Can Catch Online Abuse Surprisingly Well
Chatbots with Social Skills Will Convince You to Buy Something
An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well
Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI
Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy
The Myth of the Skills Gap
This Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone Ultrasound
The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant
A small team of student AI coders beats Google’s machine-learning code
A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do
Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked
China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.
The two-year fight to stop Amazon from selling face recognition to the police
A plan to redesign the internet could make apps that no one controls
An AI hiring firm says it can predict job hopping based on your interviews
Machines can spot mental health issues—if you hand over your personal data
GPT-3, Bloviator: OpenAI’s language generator has no idea what it’s talking about
AI ethics groups are repeating one of society’s classic mistakes
AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it?
AI pioneer Geoff Hinton: “Deep learning is going to be able to do everything”
This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI
We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says
This is the Stanford vaccine algorithm that left out frontline doctors
How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation
How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation
LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI.
The Facebook whistleblower says its algorithms are dangerous. Here’s why.

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