Category: Business / Artificial Intelligence

November 19, 2019

Microtasks Might Be the Future of White-Collar Work

Microsoft is experimenting with inserting small Word doc jobs into people’s Facebook feeds, letting them get work done while trying to procrastinate.


by Clive Thompson in Business
November 18, 2019

Opinion: AI For Good Is Often Bad

Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes.


by Mark Latonero in Business
November 17, 2019

Why Is Google Slow-Walking Its Breakthroughs in AI?

The company’s new facial-recognition service comes with limitations to prevent abuse, which sometimes lets competitors take the lead.


by Tom Simonite in Business
November 13, 2019

Microsoft Sends a New Kind of AI Processor Into the Cloud

An innovative chip from Graphcore could push artificial intelligence applications to greater heights.


by Will Knight in Business
November 12, 2019

Google Is Slurping Up Health Data—and It Looks Totally Legal

Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used.


by Gregory Barber Megan Molteni in Business
November 11, 2019

Can AI Built to ‘Benefit Humanity’ Also Serve the Military?

Microsoft’s $10 billion Pentagon contract puts the independent artificial-intelligence lab OpenAI in an awkward position.


by Tom Simonite in Business
November 8, 2019

African AI Experts Get Excluded From a Conference—Again 

For the second year in a row, researchers from the developing world have been denied visas to a major AI conference in Canada.


by Will Knight in Business
November 8, 2019

Oasis Labs’ Dawn Song on a Safer Way to Protect Your Data

At WIRED25, the startup founder talks about her “new privacy paradigm” and how it could protect personal data, and keep it anonymous.


by Gregory Barber in Business
November 5, 2019

Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble

Opinion: While well intentioned, the law has too many loopholes for malicious actors and puts too little responsibility on platforms.


by Brandie M. Nonnecke in Business / Artificial Intelligence
November 5, 2019

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

It also warns that AI-enhanced national security apparatus like autonomous weapons and surveillance systems will raise ethical questions.


by Tom Simonite in Business