Category: AI Hub / Application / Human-computer interaction

June 7, 2021

Covid Brings Automation to the Workplace, Killing Some Jobs

Unable to find enough workers, employers are turning to technology to perform tasks—and women are likely to be the hardest hit.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
June 3, 2021

Don't End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

A list of incidents that caused, or nearly caused, harm aims to prompt developers to think more carefully about the tech they create.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
May 28, 2021

How to Master Google's AI Phone Call Features

Your Android phone can do a lot of fancy tricks, from making reservations with Duplex or screening calls. Here’s how to get the most out of them.


by Eric Ravenscraft in AI Hub
May 10, 2021

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

Drills involving swarms of drones raise questions about whether machines could outperform a human operator in complex scenarios.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 28, 2021

Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line

A transmission factory shows how artificial intelligence may creep into industrial processes in gradual and often imperceptible ways.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 26, 2021

This Researcher Says AI Is Neither Artificial nor Intelligent

Kate Crawford, who holds positions at USC and Microsoft, says in a new book that even experts working on the technology misunderstand AI.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
April 23, 2021

Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code

Programs such as GPT-3 can compose convincing text. Some people are using the tool to automate software development and hunt for bugs.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 12, 2021

BMW’s Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly Line

The German automaker uses new software from chipmaker Nvidia to simulate train robots and human workers.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 7, 2021

Serve Food in Far-Away Restaurants—Right From Your Couch

A growing number of robots are operated remotely, often by workers thousands of miles away. Could it be a job of the future?


by Will Knight in AI Hub