artificial intelligence

People get better at catching deepfakes with practice, research says

People get better at catching deepfakes with practice, research says

In a newly published academic study, researchers suggest that people get better at catching AI-generated videos and images.
These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain

These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain

While the agility of a Spot or Atlas robot is something to behold, there's a special merit reserved for tiny, simple robots that work not as a versatile individual but as an adaptable group. These
We gave US police, ICE, and CBP AI without regulations in 2016: Now it’s 1984

We gave US police, ICE, and CBP AI without regulations in 2016: Now it’s 1984

This weekend’s ICE raids are essentially a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the government‘s surveillance state. The same AI-powered tools empowering those agents to identify, target, track, and spy on
AI Weekly: Highlights from VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform

AI Weekly: Highlights from VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform

VentureBeat held its largest AI conference to date this week, bringing together startups and the biggest AI companies in the world. Here are the highlights.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s "recommended for you" feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.
Professional poker players no match for A.I. in six-player Texas Hold ’em

Professional poker players no match for A.I. in six-player Texas Hold ’em

Poker AI Pluribus destroyed professional players in Texas Hold 'em. The bot won an average of $5 per hand with winnings of $1,000 per hour, with strategies that were very different to how humans
3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations

3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations

The power of AI can lead to better sales, improved customer service and reduced churn. By embracing AI, startups are embracing a stronger, more profitable future.

J Robot: Could Artificial Intelligence Actually Replace Reporters?

Computers can already write, but can robots report?

An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise

Data-driven performance-management systems are transforming the role of human managers.

An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise

Data-driven performance-management systems are transforming the role of human managers.
3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations

3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations

The power of AI can lead to better sales, improved customer service and reduced churn. By embracing AI, startups are embracing a stronger, more profitable future.
Poker Bots, Earthquake Scars, and What to See at SDCC 2019: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Poker Bots, Earthquake Scars, and What to See at SDCC 2019: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego is coming this week, which means our team will be on the ground, providing you with on-the-scene coverage of pop culture and fandom as well as hoping our fellow
MIT CSAIL makes AI that helps drones land like a helicopter and fly like a plane

MIT CSAIL makes AI that helps drones land like a helicopter and fly like a plane

Researchers at MIT CSAIL developed an AI model that facilitates the design of hybrid drones that can glide like fixed-wing planes.
Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Calls Google 'Treasonous' and Says CIA Should Investigate

Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Calls Google 'Treasonous' and Says CIA Should Investigate

Billionaire Peter Thiel has called for a federal investigation into Google’s refusal to work with the U.S. military and says that the tech giant’s relationship with the Chinese military is
Nations must double down on AI R&D — or risk falling behind

Nations must double down on AI R&D — or risk falling behind

Artificial intelligence technology is waiting for its Sputnik moment. The Soviet Union put its infamous unmanned probe into orbit around our planet in 1957. Though Sputnik resembled a two-foot wide