Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Is Now Armed—in the Name of Art

A group of meme-spinning pranksters attached a paintball gun to the dynamic robot to make a…

The AI Research Paper Was Real. The ‘Coauthor’ Wasn’t

An IBM researcher found his name on two papers with which he had no connection. A…

A New Artificial Intelligence Makes Mistakes—on Purpose

A chess program that learns from human error might be better at working with people or…

Beijing’s Ban on Clubhouse Won’t Deter Some Listeners

The audio app hosted discussions on sensitive topics such as Taiwan and Uighurs before it was…

How Censorship Can Influence Artificial Intelligence

A study finds that algorithms learn to associate words with other words. “Democracy” can equal “stability”—or…

As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along

Warehouses, factories, and hospitals are deploying more robots, often made by different companies. That can lead…

These Doctors Are Using AI to Screen for Breast Cancer

During the pandemic, thousands of women have skipped scans and check-ups. So physicians tapped an algorithm…

This AI Could Go From ‘Art’ to Steering a Self-Driving Car

DALL-E drew laughs for creating images of a daikon radish in a tutu. But it builds…

This Chinese Lab Is Aiming for Big AI Breakthroughs

China produces as many artificial intelligence researchers as the US, but it lags in key fields…

AI-Powered Text From This Program Could Fool the Government

A Harvard medical student submitted auto-generated comments to Medicaid; volunteers couldn’t distinguish them from those penned…