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Mouth-based touchpad enables people living with paralysis to interact with computers

When Tomás Vega SM ’19 was 5 years old, he began to stutter....

AI models have favorite numbers, because they think they’re people

AI models are all the time surprising us, not only in what they will do, but in addition in what they will’t, and why. An interesting recent behavior is each superficial and revealing about...

LeCun refutes Musk's claim that “AI is becoming smarter than people”… “We are able to't even create autonomous driving.”

Chief scientist Yann LeCun Mehta refuted Elon Musk's 'artificial intelligence (AI) warning'. In response to the saying, “AI shall be smarter than humans next yr,” he sarcastically said, “If that’s the case, we...

Putting AI into the hands of individuals with problems to unravel

As Media Lab students in 2010, Karthik Dinakar SM ’12, PhD ’17...

A chatbot helped more people access mental-health services

The chatbot’s creators, from the AI company Limbic, set out to research whether AI could lower the barrier to care by helping patients access help more quickly and efficiently. A recent study,...

VCs Elad Gil and Sarah Guo on the risks and rewards of funding AI: “The most important threat to us within the short run...

Last week, at our first StrictlyVC evening of the 12 months, outstanding AI investors Elad Gil and Sarah Guo joined us in San Francisco to speak about how they give thought to AI investing...

People shouldn’t pay such a high price for calling out AI harms

The G7 has just agreed a (voluntary) code of conduct that AI firms should abide by, as governments seek to reduce the harms and risks created by AI systems. And later this week,...

Character.AI introduces group chats where people and multiple AIs can confer with one another

Character.AI, the a16z-backed AI chatbot startup from ex-Google AI researchers, is out today with a recent feature for its subscribers. The chatbot platform, which offers customizable AI companions with distinct personalities and tools to...

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