Can We Design Trust Between Humans and Artificial Intelligence?

THE SUCCESSFUL ADAPTATION OF AI REQUIRES EMPATHY ON THE PART OF BOTH PEOPLE AND COMPUTERS, SAYS ARTEFACT’S PATRICK MANKINS or many years, interacting with artificial intelligence has been the stuff of science fiction and academic projects, but as smart systems take over more and more responsibilities, replace jobs, and become…

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Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere

SOMETIME NEXT SUMMER, you’ll be able to watch a horror series that is exactly as scary as you want it to be—no more, no less. You’ll pull up the show, which relies on software from the artificial intelligence startup Affectiva, and tap a button to opt in. Then, while you…

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Researchers use A.I. to reimagine health care

Two patients receiving the same treatment for breast cancer may be entirely different in significant ways. One may be a marathon runner, the other a more sedate reader. One might be a smoker, while the other is considered a health nut. One may be in her 60s while the other…

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Deep learning is making an impact in artificial intelligence

You could be forgiven for thinking that this past week yielded the discovery of some new type of AI, but watching Elon Musk donate US$10 million to the Future of Life Program would lead one to believe that. Musk donated these funds specifically to push for research designed to keep…

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Can We Reverse Engineer The Human Brain

The drive to understand and replicate the workings of the human brain is leading to unprecedented collaboration between academia and the public and private sectors, says David Cox, a participant at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014. He outlines the groundbreaking work taking place and…

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Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice

As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head TALKING to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first…

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