Ideas | AI

The latest insights, ideas, and tools for building solutions that rely on machine intelligence.

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Bot thots

The world of conversational interfaces is very young. Here are some early questions that it’s working out.

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Mike Loukides and Ben Lorica examine factors that have made AI a hot topic in recent years, today's successful AI systems, and where AI may be headed.

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James Webb Space Telescope in NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber

Building practical AI systems

As a technical founder at Siri, Sentient, and Viv Labs, Adam Cheyer has helped design and develop a number of intelligent systems. Drawing on specific examples, Adam reveals techniques he uses to maximize the impact of the AI technologies he employs.

Demolition of Pruitt–Igoe, 1996.

Learning from Tay

Whether our prejudices are overt or hidden, our artificial intelligentsia will reflect them.

Practicing geometry 15th century manuscript

Data has a shape

Using topology to uncover the shape of your data: An interview with Gurjeet Singh.

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Small brains, big data

How neuroscience is benefiting from distributed computing, and how computing might learn from neuroscience.

Latin translation of Plato's Timaeus

Untapped opportunities in AI

Some of AI's viable approaches lie outside the organizational boundaries of Google and other large Internet companies.