AI’s Biggest Challenges Are Still Unsolved

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. 2023 was an inflection point in the evolution of artificial intelligence and its role in society. The year saw the emergence of generative AI, which moved the technology from the shadows to center stage in the public imagination. It

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We Need Smarter Driverless Vehicle Regulations More Urgently Than We Need Smarter AI

January 8, 2024 4 min read Recent Tesla Autopilot and Cruise robo-taxi news has raised public concern. Strong federal and state regulations are needed to ensure the safety of driverless vehicles’ AI-based software By Steven E. Shladover Excitement about artificial intelligence has inflated expectations about what machine learning technology could do for automated driving. There are

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AI Weather Forecasting Can’t Replace Humans–Yet

As Hurricane Lee was curving northward to the west of Bermuda in mid-September of last year, forecasters were busily consulting weather models and data from hurricane-hunter aircraft to gauge where the dangerous storm was likely to make landfall: New England or farther east, in Canada. The sooner the meteorologists could do so, the earlier they

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Biden Pours $623 Million into Electric Vehicle Charging Void

CLIMATEWIRE | America’s ability to charge future electric vehicles got a jolt Thursday as the Biden administration announced recipients of $623 million in infrastructure funds, with a focus on disadvantaged communities and freight trucks. The announced grants, split between 22 states and the territory of Puerto Rico, aim to fill numerous and wide gaps in the

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Dyslexia, Dark Energy and a New Arms Race

We’re in the early stages of a new nuclear arms race. It has not gotten much popular attention yet, and we at YEAR CATFISH hope that our special report will help people think through the dangers and implications of a $1.5-trillion (with a T) plan to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Perhaps the most controversial

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