GenAI slides so easily off the tongue in English. You almost forget what AI actually is. The stories we’ve published over the years, with the usual free links to JSTOR scholarship about AI, will remind you or help you teach others.
August 10, 2016
Google is feeding its natural language AI thousands of romance novels in an effort to humanize its “conversational tone.” Will this give it "humanness?"
July 19, 2019
According to philosopher Max Weber, science led to humanity's disenchantment. But reaching AI Singularity might spark our sense of wonder all over again.
August 28, 2019
Machines can write compelling ad copy and solve complex "real life" problems. Should the creative class be worried?
September 8, 2023
A bibliography to help educators prepare students and themselves for a future shaped by AI—with all its opportunities and drawbacks.
May 13, 2023
ChatGPT generated this annotated bibliography for us. Don't worry, we'll ask (and pay) a human to write one too.
July 21, 2015
Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test.
April 19, 2016
What happens when our AI is part of the family? Our tech blogger on how naming and talking to our devices changes our relationship to technology itself.
March 30, 2016
Chess and artificial intelligence have been matched almost since the beginning of AI research, but now there's a new game in town.
April 15, 2016
It seemed like a good idea; Microsoft introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI), Tay, to comment on social media ...
February 23, 2022
With the dawn of artificial intelligence, a slew of new machine learning tools promise to help protect us with data.
January 22, 2020
As the 21st century unravels, Ray Bradbury remains a fundamental figure of the sci-fi genre.
January 25, 2018
By virtue of pure chance, a monkey can come up with Romeo and Juliet. This suggests that we can circumvent comprehension and skip straight to competence.
August 27, 2015
Two recent DARPA projects have sparked fears about killer robots, machines that can decide whether to engage a target without human oversight.
June 30, 2021
A new artificial intelligence program called ARADEEPOPSIS will help botanists rapidly classify plant phenotypes.
November 29, 2017
The recent film Blade Runner 2049 engages with questions raised by Karel Čapek and Isaac Asimov: What do we owe our creations (and what do they owe us)?
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