Category: Business / Artificial Intelligence

January 17, 2020

Apple’s Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices

The iPhone maker’s purchase of startup Xnor.ai is the latest move toward a trend of computing on the “edge,” rather than in the cloud. 


by Will Knight in Business
January 16, 2020

Artist Refik Anadol Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI

He sees pools of data as raw material for visualizations that he calls a new kind of “sculpture.”


by Tom Simonite in Business
January 15, 2020

Can a Digital Avatar Fire You?

Samsung’s new artificial humans look, blink, and smile like us. But bots still shouldn’t deal with complex human emotions.


January 15, 2020

Now Stores Must Tell You How They’re Tracking Your Every Move

California’s new privacy law has spurred a torrent of online notices. But the law is also forcing changes offline, in traditional stores.


by Tom Simonite in Business
January 14, 2020

The Case for a Light Hand With AI and a Hard Line on China

In a WIRED Q&A, the US chief technology officer warns against overregulating tech, underestimating the Chinese, and losing America’s lead in quantum computing.


by Nicholas Thompson in Business
January 14, 2020

Conversational AI Can Propel Social Stereotypes

Designers need to consider the ethics of gendering not just AI voices, but also their tone, speed, word choice, and other speech patterns.


by Sharone Horowit-Hendler James Hendler in Business / Artificial Intelligence
January 12, 2020

Computers Are Learning to See in Higher Dimensions

New artificial intelligence techniques can spot patterns not only in 2D images but on spheres and other curved surfaces, lifting AI out of “flatland.”


January 10, 2020

Export Controls Threaten the Future of AI Outposts in China

As restrictions intensify, it will become more difficult for American companies to maintain labs in the talent-rich country.


by Will Knight in Business
January 8, 2020

Facebook’s Deepfake Ban Is a Solution to a Distant Problem

The platform has a plan to deal with tomorrow’s disinformation. But what about today’s?


by Gilad Edelman in Business
January 7, 2020

White House Favors a Light Touch in Regulating AI

US chief technology officer Michael Kratsios lists “principles” for government oversight, but analysts question whether they are too vague to do any good.


by Will Knight in Business