Elon Musk put a computer interface in a pig’s brain. Could future AI turn animals against us?

It’s been a month since Elon Musk and Neuralink trotted out a cyborg pig to show off the company’s progress toward a brain computer interf...

Watch the first ever demo of a self-powered electronic paper interface

Scientists have developed a method of turning paper into keyboards that can convert notebooks into music players and make food packaging interactive. ...

Electronic skin that ‘feels’ pain could lead to smarter prosthetics and robots

A new electronic skin that reacts to pain like humans could provide the foundations for better prosthetics, smarter robots, and non-invasive alte...

A notorious GPT-3-generated blog shows AI still can’t imitate human writing

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AI job listings plummet as COVID-19 recession appears imminent

The last thing we expected to see near the end of 2020 was a truce between human job-seekers and the deep learning systems replacing them, but the pos...

I was excited for Neuralink. Then I watched Elon Musk’s stupid demo

Last week Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a startup working on creating a brain computer interface (BCI) for consumers, held a “tech demo” to...

Algorithm reveals which new emoji Twitter users most desire

Emoji have become a ubiquitous form of communication. And like any form of language, they can have a social impact. The addition of a hijab emoji has ...

The 6 unholy AI systems thou shalt not develop

Artificial intelligence may be the most powerful tool humans have. When applied properly to a problem suited for it, AI allows humans to do amazing th...

MIT removes huge dataset that teaches AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

MIT has taken offline a massive and highly-cited dataset that trained AI systems to use racist and misogynistic terms to describe people, The Register...

Dating app Badoo is now using AI to detect unsolicited dick pics

Dating apps are depressing enough if you’re a straight man, but at least we don’t have to deal with a torrent of dick pics. A survey ...

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