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The pathbreaking MIT professor on her new memoir, and the past, present, and future of our efforts to make technology feel human

Sherry Turkle, founder of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

General Intelligence

DALL-E can create images based on text descriptions alone

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The potential for the new artificial intelligence program is nearly unfathomable

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‘If the truck I’m in ever gets a camera installed in it facing me… I will stop the truck and quit on the spot’

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A leading expert in the emergent field of A.I. law argues it’s high time to update the three laws of robotics

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General Intelligence

These dangerous technologies are still in their infancy, and they’ll continue to become more accurate and convincing

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General Intelligence

Russian firm NTech Lab plans to roll emotional detection features worldwide as soon as 2021

An employee at NtechLab, the company that won the city’s tender to supply the facial recognition technology, demonstrates the technology during an interview with AFP on February 5, 2020. Photo: Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP/Getty Images

A.I. researchers are turning to neuroscience to build smarter, more powerful neural networks

Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on Fred, a recently completed Mesmer robot that was built at the company’s headquarters in Penryn on May 9, 2018, in Cornwall, England. Photo: Matt Cardy/Stringer/Getty Images

How long will it be until an A.I. can make an actual feature film on demand?

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The discovery of a chemical compound with antibiotic properties is a helpful case study in the potential — and limits — of using A.I. to develop new treatments

Photo of a researcher wearing gloves and safety gear pipetting into tubes.
Photo of a researcher wearing gloves and safety gear pipetting into tubes.
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