Artificial Intelligence

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AI-powered lawyer to defend in court next month

The world's first "robot lawyer" can be used to "fight corporations, beat bureaucracy and sue anyone," according to the app's website.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Robots in a hospital

How Is Automation Transforming The Economy?

Robots are already changing the way we commute, deliver goods, care for patients, and even what we do in the bedroom.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Eli Kintisch

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott

San Francisco Will Allow Police To Deploy Robots That Kill

San Francisco police would only use killer robots "in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives," a spokesperson said.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals

Though humans have tried for thousands of years, modern science has found new ways to communicate with the animal kingdom — with limited success.

 | Scripps News Staff

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How Accent-Changing Apps Are Removing Communication Barriers

Apps like Sanas are helping smooth communication by removing accent barriers that can lead to misunderstandings.

 | Cat Sandoval

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Call Center Technology Could Remove Accents From Customer Service

New AI technology for call centers can essentially remove foreign accents on phone calls, but does this perpetuate discrimination issues?

 | Scripps News Staff

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Robots Are A Growing Part Of U.S. Workforce

Experts are pleased with how quickly robots are being added to the workplace. A mechanized future is well on its way.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used To Track Down Hate Speech

Social media companies are now using artificial intelligence to detect hate speech online.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Does Predictive Policing Technology Reduce Gun-Related Crime?

A predictive policing technology called ShotSpotter is helping detect shootings, but there are still questions about its effectiveness.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Instagram Tests Using AI, Other Tools For Age Verification

If someone tries to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, they will be required to verify their age.

 | AP

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What Would A Sentient, Conscious Robot Mean For Humans?

A Google engineer claimed an AI software of theirs became sentient. Now there is debate on if these sentient machines have a place in the world.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Our Everyday Artificial Intelligence

As AI becomes a bigger and bigger part of our world, it's changing how we use technology and interact with each other.

 | Tyler Adkisson and Lauren Magarino

Benjamin Choi demonstrates his robotic prosthetic arm invention

High School Student Develops A Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

17-year-old Benjamin Choi used his time during the pandemic to invent a low-cost gadget that uses artificial intelligence to interpret brain waves.

 | Scripps News Staff

A robotic arm tends to plants

The Robots That Are Coming For Our Jobs

By 2025, 85 million jobs could be lost or changed because of robots — but almost 100 million new jobs could emerge because of them.

 | Simon Kaufman

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Consumer Electronics Show Gives Glimpse At Different Future

Robots and virtual reality were two big innovative areas at this year's show.

 | Adi Guajardo

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Consumer Electronics Show Highlights New Generation Of Robots

The annual CES trade show in Las Vegas showcases some of the top innovations in the technology and consumer electronics industry.

 | Jason Bellini

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Flying Cars Are A Real Concept At The Consumer Electronics Show

Flying cars, autonomous race cars, virtual reality roller coasters and more were on display this year.

 | Jason Bellini

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Top Tech Trends of 2021

We've seen huge advancements this year in everything from robots to artificial intelligence, driverless vehicles, cryptocurrency and more.

 | Jason Bellini

In A.I. And Materials, U.S. Lags Behind China On Hypersonic Weapons

In July, the U.S. was caught off guard when China successfully launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle, which soared through space.

 | Sasha Ingber

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Facebook To Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

Facebook had already been scaling back its use of facial recognition after introducing it more than a decade ago.

 | AP

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Sex Robots Get More Intimate with Humans, Thanks to AI

Some of the newest dolls or 'sex robots' respond to touch. They talk. Their artificial emotional intimacy is powered by artificial intelligence.

 | Jason Bellini

A proof-of-concept app that could help with the treatment of schizophrenia.

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Patients With Schizophrenia?

An app that uses artificial intelligence to measure thinking and speech patterns could help patients with schizophrenia.

 | Lindsey Theis

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AI 'Thinks' Using Deep Neural Networks, But They're Still A Mystery

It's not clear how some artificial intelligence machines arrive at their conclusions.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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No, Robots Aren't From the Future — They Go Back To The 1700s

The history of artificial intelligence goes back to way before the Turing test.

 | Chance Seales

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Elon Musk Thinks Artificial Intelligence Could Cause World War III

The tech billionaire's warning came after Russia's president said, "Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world."

 | Lindsey Pulse

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These Robots Can 'Heal' Themselves

Scientists recently created self-repairing robots, which could help make soft technology more durable.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A robot and its human minders

How Robots And Humans Can Peacefully Coexist

The future doesn't have to include a robot showdown. Instead, we're teaching robots to safely interact with humans.

 | Evan Thomas

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Don't Trust The Promise Of Artificial Intelligence

This debate short is part of a series co-produced by Intelligence Squared U.S. and Newsy.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn