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Soon Your Google Searches Can Combine Text and Images

With the help of AI, you’ll be able to take a picture of a shirt, then ask Google to find socks with the same pattern. In May, Google executives unveiled experimental new artificial...

Drones May Help Replant Forests—If Enough Seeds Take Root

A handful of companies are pursuing airborne seeding, but there’s little evidence so far that the tactic will succeed. Last year’s Castle Fire in California’s Sierra Nevada is estimated to have killed more...

In the US, the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

A new study illustrates just how geographically concentrated AI activity has become.A new study warns that the American AI industry is highly concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and that this...

The Fight to Define When AI Is ‘High Risk’

Everyone from tech companies to churches wants a say in how the EU regulates AI that could harm people.People should not be slaves to machines, a coalition of evangelical church congregations from...

This Device Helps Paralyzed People Breathe—and Sing

Called the Exo-Abs, the robotic device uses artificial intelligence to gauge how much pressure to put on a person’s midsection.In his early twenties, Lee Nam-hyun was an avid swimmer. But in 2004...

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment

Misogyny on the internet too often slips through the filters of content moderators. A new method hopes to inject more nuance into the process.For about six months last year, Nina Nørgaard met...

Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.Like Dogecoin devotees, the mayor of Reno, and the...

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI

Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.Four years ago, organizers created the international AI City Challenge to spur...

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