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When Tech Giants Blanket the World 

When Tech Giants Blanket the World 

Juan Carlos Castillo, a state official in rural Mexico, had never received a call like this before. What looked like a giant plastic jellyfish with a blinking LED had fallen...
It's Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

It’s Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

On Friday night in an old newspaper printing plant in Austin, the future of drone automation lifted off, accelerated and flew, nearly fast enough to beat one of the best...
Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

America’s national security depends on the government getting access to the artificial intelligence breakthroughs made by the technology industry.So says a report submitted to Congress on Monday by the National...
Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition

Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition

When longtime resident Christina Zhang tried to enter her apartment building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood Saturday afternoon, she found herself enacting an all-too-familiar routine. The door wouldn’t open,...
Should AI Researchers Get Special Access to Visas?

Should AI Researchers Get Special Access to Visas?

Last year the annual artificial intelligence conference NeurIPS invited 230 researchers from Africa to attend a "Black in AI" workshop in Montreal. It was a great opportunity to bring some...
Planned Eric Schmidt Talk at AI Conference Draws Protest

Planned Eric Schmidt Talk at AI Conference Draws Protest

Eric Schmidt, former CEO and chairman of Google, has donated money to Stanford University and taught at its business school. But a group of current and former Google employees, academics,...

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