Artificial Intelligence

What is AI? It's the quest to build machines that can reason, learn, and act intelligently, and it has barely begun. We cover the latest advances in machine learning, neural networks, and robots.

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How Apple personalizes Siri without hoovering up your data

The tech giant is using privacy-preserving machine learning to improve its voice assistant while keeping your data on your phone.

A woman uses her voice assistant on her phone.
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A giant, superfast AI chip is being used to find better cancer drugs

A new generation of specialized hardware could make drug development and material discovery orders of magnitude faster.

The Cerebras CS-1 computer, optimized for artificial intelligence applications.
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There’s an easy way to make lending fairer for women. Trouble is, it’s illegal.

Goldman Sachs defended itself in the Apple Card scandal by saying it did not consider gender when calculating creditworthiness. If it did, that could actually mitigate the problem.

Credit scores overlaid on male and female symbols.
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The computing power needed to train AI is now rising seven times faster than ever before

An updated analysis from OpenAI shows how dramatically the need for computational resources has increased to reach each new AI breakthrough.

Go player Ke Jie plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo
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