Category: AI Hub

August 5, 2021

John Deere Doubles Down on Silicon Valley and Robots

The farm-equipment giant is buying Bear Flag Robotics, which makes autonomous tractors, marking its second big tech buy in four years.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
August 5, 2021

These Algorithms Look at X-Rays—and Somehow Detect Your Race

A study raises new concerns that AI will exacerbate disparities in health care. One issue? The study’s authors aren’t sure what cues are used by the algorithms.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
August 4, 2021

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment

Misogyny on the internet too often slips through the filters of content moderators. A new method hopes to inject more nuance into the process.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
July 19, 2021

The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself

A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
July 19, 2021

Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
July 16, 2021

As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In

The White House, lawmakers from both parties, and federal agencies are all working on bills or projects to constrain potential downsides of the tech.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
July 12, 2021

GitHub’s Commercial AI Tool Was Built From Open Source Code

Copilot is pitched as a helpful aid to developers. But some programmers object to the blind copying of blocks of code used to train the algorithm.


by Gregory Barber in AI Hub
July 9, 2021

Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on a Chip? Let AI Do It

Google, Nvidia, and others are training algorithms in the dark arts of designing semiconductors—some of which will be used to run artificial intelligence programs.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
July 7, 2021

The Pentagon Scrubs a Cloud Deal and Looks to Add More AI

The JEDI program had become a legal and political morass. Microsoft won the $10 billion contract, but Amazon and Oracle sued to block the deal.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
July 6, 2021

This AI Helps Police Track Social Media. Does It Go Too Far?

Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.


by Sidney Fussell in AI Hub