Artificial Intelligence: From Winter to Spring

AI is experiencing a renaissance, but some are concerned that it could carry hidden risks.

AI Winter
Gone are the long days of the "AI Winter", but the new spring is potentially rife with hazard.

In July 2017, a spate of newspaper articles claimed that researchers at Facebook had pulled the plug on an experiment between two chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI), after the machines began to develop their own language in order to complete a trade. While the experiment was shut down because it wasn’t performing the work required—and not, as more salacious coverage suggested because the researchers were frightened by the development—it raised interesting questions about how AI

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