Artificial intelligence

How AI is helping to recreate childhood memories

What do you do with a cherished memory that has no record — not even a photo or a video?  This Spanish company, Domestic Data Streamers, might help. They’ve harnessed artificial intelligence to turn fading recollections into visual or “synthetic” memories. The end product isn’t quite a photo — or art. But it’s helping people reconnect with their pasts.

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The people powering AI decisions

Science & Technology
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How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

Artist Daniel Voshart's machine learning-assisted images of Roman emperors Augustus, left, and Maximinus Thrax, right.

This artist used machine learning to create realistic portraits of Roman emperors

Workers wash and dry chopped lettuce at a Taylor Farms processing plant in Salinas, California on September 10, 2019. In recent years, the company has started incorporating automation in its facility.

How immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

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About 15,000 robots named “Pepper” are used in Japanese and European banks, fast service restaurants, and healthcare settings. Pepper is now in US bank branches too — HSBC has them in select locations to help answer basic customer questions.

Will the next wave of humanoid robots make our lives better — or steal our jobs?

Science & Technology

Robots have replaced millions of American workers. As humanoid robots improve, will they work alongside people — or replace them?

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Detecting ‘deepfakes’ by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them


Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can’t be fixed easily by the fakers.

A man, left, takes a photo of a colorful robot that is also working as waitstaff in a restaurant.

A new book suggests AI and robots will take jobs — but make the world better


A new book theorizes that technology will cause a massive upheaval and a loss of jobs at nearly every level — but argues it will ultimately will be better for the world.

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How to build a countrywide AI strategy? Finland is turning its seniors into evangelists.


The mentorship program is just one component of Finland’s national AI strategy, which focuses heavily on getting Finns without a technical or computer science background comfortable with AI.


Arts, Culture & Media

The Voyager computer program is a powerful robot. It composes music — improvised, unpredictable music—using a virtual 64-piece orchestra. The Voyager’s inventor, George Lewis, improvises with his robotic partner, and creates music that we’d like to think only humans could make. Produced by Ted Panken.