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Self-driving cars and life or death decisions: Who gets to define morality for these machines?

You’re driving along the highway when, suddenly, a person darts out across the busy road. There’s speeding traffic all around ...
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Search for extraterrestrial life could be hampered by drama surrounding NASA’s telescope dreams

For nearly 20 years, NASA has been planning and constructing a telescope unlike any ever built before: the James Webb ...
'Precision farming' could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

‘Precision farming’ could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

There is a long list of global problems to combat, including hunger, drought, poverty, bad health, polluted water and poor ...
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‘People are primed for ET’: Why the discovery of alien life won’t frighten us

On [October 30] 80 years ago, actor Orson Welles announced to audiences in a chilling radio performance that Martians were ...
These 12 guidelines could protect us from threats from artificial intelligence

These 12 guidelines could protect us from threats from artificial intelligence

After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity from a range of threats posed by artificial ...
Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Technology is revolutionizing health care and food production. But excessive regulation slows these important developments. What does this mean for ...
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Why things aren’t looking good for cryogenically frozen people

Corpse-freezing hasn’t exactly gone mainstream, but most people are now familiar with the concept: you lay out a ton of ...
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One scientist’s quest for an anti-aging drug

Judith Campisi has been a leading figure in the biology of aging since the early 1990s, when her research on ...
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Cross-country road trip gave AI a chance to write a novel—the result was a bit ‘surreal’

Last year, a novelist went on a road trip across the USA. The trip was an attempt to emulate Jack ...
Video: How 'turning down' gene expression in pests can help protect crops and bees

Video: How ‘turning down’ gene expression in pests can help protect crops and bees

In this video, CropLife International scientist Greg Heck discusses how researchers are using RNA interference (RNAi) to turn off or ...
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Speeding up drug research through ‘visionary’ cryptographic crowdsourcing

A new cryptographic system could allow pharmaceutical companies and academic labs to work together to develop new medications more quickly ...
Food crops treated with synthetic plant hormone could grow in space, study suggests

Food crops treated with synthetic plant hormone could grow in space, study suggests

With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant ...
10-21-2018 Digitalist_Q1_AI-Bias_F

Keeping artificial intelligence free of intentional bias

The conversation about unconscious bias in artificial intelligence often focuses on algorithms that unintentionally cause disproportionate harm to entire swaths ...
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Deep learning: When artificial and human intelligence come together

[Computational neuroscientist Terrence] Sejnowski, a pioneer in the study of learning algorithms, is the author of The Deep Learning Revolution (out next ...
'Autonomous weapons' based on artificial intelligence could change warfare—and why that's worrisome

‘Autonomous weapons’ based on artificial intelligence could change warfare—and why that’s worrisome

In a new book, an expert (and former U.S. Army Ranger) warns that the world is stumbling toward a scary ...
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Optical illusions and why neural networks can’t seem to figure them out

[Optical illusions] are interesting because they provide insight into the nature of the visual system and perception. So ways of ...
Robot farmers: 'This is the revolution'

Robot farmers: ‘This is the revolution’

In a quiet corner of rural Hampshire, a robot called Rachel is pootling around an overgrown field. With bright orange ...
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‘Body on a chip’ could revolutionize drug research, replace animal testing

Bringing a new drug to market takes roughly a decade and requires expensive and arduous testing on humans and animals. But a ...
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Why it’s critical for AI to be given a good dose of common sense

Wherever artificial intelligence is deployed, you will find it has failed in some amusing way. Take the strange errors made by translation algorithms ...
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Merging soldiers and machines: Inside the quest to weaponize the brain

What lies beyond bionics? [DARPA director Justin] Sanchez described his work as trying to “understand the neural code,” which would ...
First Mars, then Jupiter's moons: How artificial intelligence is ramping up space exploration

First Mars, then Jupiter’s moons: How artificial intelligence is ramping up space exploration

Artificial intelligence in space exploration is gathering momentum. Over the coming years, new missions look likely to be turbo-charged by AI as ...
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This AI-generated cheeseburger will make your mouth water

The techniques that empower computers to make autonomous decisions have become vogue for modern tech companies in the last six years ...
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Synthetic, animal-free collagen could produce candy, shampoo and lotions of the future

Geltor, based in San Leandro, California, produces the protein collagen without animals. Collagen is found in a variety of foods, ...
Artificial intelligence bias: Amazon shut down AI recruiter engine that 'penalized women'

Artificial intelligence bias: Amazon shut down AI recruiter engine that ‘penalized women’

Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been ...
Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

In the coming years, the obstacles to ectogenesis --development outside of a mother from fertilization to full-term infancy-- will be ...
We could visit Mars within a decade—and grow food when we get there

We could visit Mars within a decade—and grow food when we get there

A visit to Mars is almost guaranteed within the next decade or so .... And long-term occupation may not be ...
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Storing movies on DNA pellets? School-bus-sized gene storage machine may help pave the way

In a world awash with data, DNA is a hugely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, ...
10-3-2018 davemorrowmilkyway

Deep dive for aliens: We’ve only examined a ‘hot tub’ worth of cosmic ocean

[A] new study suggests we haven’t exactly taken a deep dive when it comes to hunting for other-worldly life forms ...