An AI found a hidden Nazca Line in Peru showing a humanoid figure

An artificial intelligence program designed to go through massive datasets for hints of ancient geoglyphs called Nazca Lines has discovered a new one.

21 November 2019,

Trusting artificial intelligence in cybersecurity is a double-edged sword

Current national cybersecurity and defence strategies of several governments mention explicitly the use of AI. However, it will be important to develop standards and certification procedures, which involves continuous monitoring and assessment of threats.

11 November 2019,

A will to survive might take AI to the next level

Neuroscientists argue that the biological principle of homeostasis will lead to improved, “feeling” robots.

10 November 2019,

Induction of detrusor underactivity by extensive vascular endothelial damages of iliac arteries in a rat model and its pathophysiology in the genetic levels

A bibliometric analysis of the past and present of AI research suggests a consolidation of research influence. This may present challenges for the exchange of ideas between AI and the social sciences.

08 November 2019,

AI deemed ‘too dangerous to release’ makes it out into the world

Extremists could generate 'synthetic propaganda', automatically creating white supremacist screeds, researchers warn

07 November 2019,

Principles alone cannot guarantee ethical AI

AI ethics initiatives have seemingly converged on a set of principles that closely resemble the four classic principles of medical ethics. Despite this, Brent Mittelstadt highlights important differences between medical practice and AI development that suggest a principled approach may not work in the case of AI.

04 November 2019,

Artificial intelligence conquers StarCraft II in 'unimaginably unusual' AI breakthrough

DeepMind was behind other major breakthroughs with games like Go

30 October 2019,

All-seeing eyes: The epic plan to track almost everything on Earth

Firms are racing to create a real-time database of every object on Earth larger than a car. It would help investors and conservationists, but could it be abused?

30 October 2019,

The Nightmare in Silicon Valley: 8 horror technologies that should scare you to death

Every night is fright night with what can happen once these scary technologies take hold in ways that you may not have imagined.

28 October 2019,

Bias in a common health care algorithm disproportionately hurts black patients

A machine-learning program that uses past medical costs to identify patients for extra care favors white patients over black patients, a study finds.

24 October 2019,

Artificial intelligence: is it a double-edged sword?

Every day, our lives are influenced by AI. But, Marcus Tomalin and Stefanie Ullmann say, flaws in the system could lead to diversity problems or even killer robots

23 October 2019,

Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing

New methods of visualizing tissue are presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

22 October 2019,

Windows tablets through the ages: The good, the bad and the ugly, in pictures

A tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - Windows devices of the last two decades, from Tablet PCs to the Surface Duo.

08 October 2019,

Google Pixel 4 will launch with radical new AI feature

Live Caption uses artificial intelligence to completely change how users watch videos on their phones

01 October 2019,

What will more advanced technology mean for climate change?

The farming and carmaking industries have been transformed by automation – but if we allow ourselves to run away with advanced tech, the planet will suffer

25 September 2019,

AI in our schools – a dystopian nightmare or a bright future?

New technologies in the classroom are giving students a more personalised path to learning. Initial results are promising but, Sonia Klug asks, what are the risks and benefits of letting machines teach the next generation?

25 September 2019,

UK’s work problem is not too many robots but too few, MPs say

‘The government needs to take more seriously both the opportunities and risks of automation than it has to date’

18 September 2019,

Bacterial co-culture with cell signaling translator and growth controller modules for autonomously regulated culture composition

To avoid metabolic overload and divide tasks, synthetic biologists are turning to microbial consortia engineering. Here the authors design a co-culture controller that autonomously regulates population composition.

11 September 2019,

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