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When We Converse with the Alien Intelligence of Machines

Machine intelligence will teach us to expand our understanding of intelligence.

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Machine Training and the Future of AI Governance

Machine Training

Research using human preferences radically improves machine training and opens a door to better AI governance.

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Words are the Bridge Between Digital and Analog Reality

Language bridges the eternal ideals of conceptual meaning and the living, evolving flexibility required for Earthly experience.

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Corporate Artificial Intelligence: Can Investors Control a “Perfect Profit Machine”?

As corporations automate, might the artificial intelligence of a "perfect profit machine" simply decide to stop distributing profits to human owners?

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Machine-based Collective Intelligence and the Human Experience

Artificial intelligence is changing humanity’s relationship to knowledge with profound implications for the future of the human experience.

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Artificial Intelligence as Force of Nature

As artificial intelligence evolves, our machines will act with a complexity that increasingly feels like nature.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Reinventing the Art of Influencing Human Behavior

Neuroscientist Jeffrey Lin wants to dramatically reduce people’s toxic behavior in online gaming communities, and he’s using artificial intelligence to do it. When players experience persistent abuse or toxic behavior in a game, they are on average 320% more likely to leave that game and never come back. Toxic behavior isn’t just a conspicuous PR problem for the gaming companies; it costs them real money. I’m …

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When Machines Know: The Evolution of Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

A look at the relationship between knowledge and artificial intelligence in an era when machines may soon break our monopoly on knowing.

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Technology and the Distribution of Wealth

Technology plays two critical roles in the distribution of wealth, cutting jobs and income from below, while concentrating profits for investors from above.

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Our Technology Addiction: Who, or What, Creates It?

The deeper roots of our technology addiction and the puzzling question it raises for our future.

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