Medical information is more complex and less available than the web data that many algorithms were trained on, so results can be misleading.
New algorithms that decipher complex sequences of amino acids offered an early view of the coronavirus variant. They could point the way to future drugs.
The automation, and control of the resulting data, raises questions about the role of human farmers.
Humans have long tried to determine the shape of what’s to come. But even the most advanced technology can’t solve the fundamental issues with predictions.
Part of being human is being able to defy the odds. Algorithmic prophecies undermine that.
Researchers are encouraging those who work in AI to explicitly consider racism, gender, and other structural inequalities.
A UN report says a drone, operating without human control, attacked people in Libya. International efforts to restrict such weapons have so far failed.
A machine can’t love our children, but our children might love them.
The robotic companion was once a dream of techno-utopianism, but has instead become a terrifying weapon. What happened?