Cheap, Easy Deepfakes Are Getting Closer to the Real Thing

Using open-source software and less than $100, a researcher was able to create plausible images and…

What’s This? A Bipartisan Plan for AI and National Security

Republican Will Hurd and Democrat Robin Kelly want more Pentagon spending, a Cold War-style “hotline,” and…

Facebook’s ‘Red Team’ Hacks Its Own AI Programs

Attackers increasingly try to confuse and bypass machine-learning systems. So the companies that deploy them are…

AI Text Generator GPT-3 Is Learning Our Language—Fitfully

The new program from OpenAI shows how far the field has come—and how far it has…

This Algorithm Doesn’t Replace Doctors—It Makes Them Better

An artificial intelligence system has outperformed physicians when detecting skin lesions. The results are changing how…

This Drone Maker Is Swooping In Amid US Pushback Against DJI

Skydio is best known for “selfie drones.” Now, it's seeking government contracts, as American officials shun…

Meet the Secret Algorithm That’s Keeping Students Out of College

The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to…

Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool

Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning…

Smartphone Apps Are Now a Weapon in International Disputes

India bans 59 Chinese apps, weeks after border skirmishes killed 20 Indian soldiers. Russia and Brazil…

Amazon Touts AI for Social Distancing Amid Worker Complaints

Facing criticism over workplace safety, the company is using cameras, sensors, and augmented reality to warn…