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Trust but Verify: A Future Tense Event Recap
Killer Robots? Lost Jobs?The threats that artificial intelligence researchers actually worry about.
Encryption Technology Could Help Corporate Fraudsters. We Still Need to Fight for It.
This Bacteria Strain Offers a Curious Mix of Hope and DangerThe Elizabethkingia strain could cure malaria, but it’s also sickened dozens in Wisconsin.
When a Robot Kills, Is It Murder or Product Liability?An expert on robotics law responds to Paolo Bacigalupi’s short story “Mika Model.”
87 Million Mexican Voter Records Discovered in Unprotected Online Database
The FBI Paid More Than $1.3 Million to Unlock the San Bernardino iPhone. Is That a Good Deal?
EU Brings More Antitrust Charges Against Google for Pushing Its Mobile Services
Future Tense Newsletter: Evolved Consciousness and Its Discontents
Cancer Research Is BrokenThere’s a replication crisis in biomedicine—and no one even knows how deep it runs.
Let Artificial Intelligence EvolveThat way, it’ll be moral.
The Unintended Consequences of Trying to Replicate ResearchAnd how to fix them.
Singapore Wants to Use Satellites to Collect Drivers’ Tolls. Will the U.S. Follow?
Tell Us What You Think About Artificial IntelligenceAll month, we’ve run pieces on the risks and rewards of A.I. Now we want to hear from you.
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House Unanimously Passes Bill to Safeguard Email Privacy
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Future Tense Newsletter: Responsible Robots, Mechanical Doping, and Educational Technology
“Mika Model”A new short story from sci-fi great Paolo Bacigalupi.
Digital GeniesA.I. researcher Stuart Russell discusses the uncertain work of helping artificial intelligence understand human values.
Can an App Prevent Students From Getting Distracted?Teachers hope mobile tech will help monitor their students’ behavior and attention in the classroom.
“Mechanical Doping” Reaches Absurd New Low in Cycling World
How to Be GoodWhy you can’t teach human values to artificial intelligence.
The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Google From Scanning Every Book in Existence
The Legal Arms Race Threatening the Future of the Global Internet
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