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When It Comes to Health Care, AI Has a Long Way to Go

By Tom Simonite
Medical information is more complex and less available than the web data that many algorithms were trained on, so results can be misleading.
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This AI Software Nearly Predicted Omicron’s Tricky Structure

By Tom Simonite
New algorithms that decipher complex sequences of amino acids offered an early view of the coronavirus variant. They could point the way to future drugs.

The Biggest Deepfake Abuse Site Is Growing in Disturbing Ways

By Matt Burgess
A referral program and partner sites have spurred the spread of invasive, AI-generated “nude” images.

This Company Tapped AI for Its Website—and Landed in Court

By Tom Simonite
Under pressure to make their sites accessible to visually impaired users, firms turn to software. But advocates say the tech isn't always up to the task.

Why Zillow Couldn’t Make Algorithmic House Pricing Work

By Chris Stokel-Walker
The real estate site went into the business of buying and selling homes. But the pandemic messed up its predictions.

These Robots Follow You to Learn Where to Go

By Khari Johnson
Burro makes carts that help growers of trees and vineyards with harvests. Meanwhile, the maker of Vespa scooters wants to carry your groceries.

This Group Pushed More AI in US Security—and Boosted Big Tech

By Tom Simonite
The National Security Commission on AI included members from Oracle, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Some of its recommendations are already federal law.

These Virtual Obstacle Courses Help Real Robots Learn to Walk

By Will Knight
Researchers used specialized chips and simulation software to teach a four-legged robot to navigate stairs and blocks.

A True Story About Bogus Photos of People Making Fake News

By Tom Simonite
A photographer set out to capture the misinformation producers in a small town in Macedonia. He wound up revealing uncomfortable truths about his own profession.

Drones May Help Replant Forests—If Enough Seeds Take Root

By Khari Johnson
A handful of companies are pursuing airborne seeding, but there’s little evidence so far that the tactic will succeed.

These Deepfake Voices Can Help Trans Gamers

By Tom Simonite
Players of online games can be harassed when their voices don't match their gender identity. New AI-fueled software may help.
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