Category: Business / Artificial Intelligence

May 17, 2019

Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real-Time Facial Surveillance

Chinese authorities apply facial-recognition programs to surveillance videos to identify subjects. Now, a report says Chicago and Detroit have purchased their own systems.


by Gregory Barber in Business
May 16, 2019

How Tech Companies Are Shaping the Rules Governing AI

An industry group representing Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple, urged EU policymakers not to draw “red lines” around specific uses of AI.


by Tom Simonite in Business
May 14, 2019

San Francisco Bans Agency Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Other cities, including Oakland, and Somerville, Massachusetts, are also considering bans on the technology as a threat to civil liberties.


by Gregory Barber in Business
May 13, 2019

An AI Pioneer Explains the Evolution of Neural Networks

Google’s Geoff Hinton was a pioneer in researching the neural networks that now underlie much of artificial intelligence. He persevered when few others agreed.


by Nicholas Thompson in Business
May 8, 2019

Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant

Google says it will include a new version of its speech recognition software in some new phones, potentially transforming how people accomplish tasks.


by Tom Simonite in Business
May 3, 2019

The Comedian Is in the Machine. AI Is Now Learning Puns

Researchers are using artificial intelligence techniques to create puns. Today’s aren’t so funny, but tomorrow’s might be better.


by Gregory Barber in Business
May 2, 2019

Facebook Is Finding Problems With Artificial Intelligence Too

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to police offensive speech and other tasks. But the technology brings its own unintended consequences.


by Tom Simonite in Business
May 1, 2019

OpenAI Wants to Make Ultra-Powerful AI. But Not in a Bad Way

OpenAI, a research institute cofounded by Elon Musk, aims to create artificial intelligence that’s better than people at everything.


by Tom Simonite in Business
April 28, 2019

Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

Historian Yuval Noah Harari and computer scientist Fei-Fei Li discuss the promise and perils of the transformative technology with WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson.


by Nicholas Thompson in Business
April 26, 2019

The Pentagon Wants Your Thoughts About AI, but May Not Listen

Some in Silicon Valley are vocal about limiting the use of AI in warfare, but the Defense Department is under no obligation to heed any recommendations.


by Tom Simonite in Business