Artificial intelligence is here, and it's transforming every aspect of science. From Google’s DeepMind discovering the structure of nearly every known protein to AI deciphering a 2,000-year-old "lost book," new and future computer systems that can outperform humans have near-infinite applications.
But how concerned should we be with the rollout of AI, and what impact could this have on our world? Live Science's expert writers and editors search for answers to these questions and keep you tuned in to the wildest developments in machine learning with the latest AI news, articles and features.
An AI model found that 28% of non-smokers are at high risk of developing lung cancer, with 2.9% of high-risk individuals developing the disease within six years.
The robot was tested in a simulated Martian environment, and can one day be used to aid humanity's survival on the Red Planet.
Scientists train an AI on 700 years' worth of ocean data to build an equation that can predict when these "maritime monsters" will strike.
DeepMind's new machine learning algorithm takes less than a minute to make its forecasts and can run on a desktop. But it won't replace traditional forecasts anytime soon.
Scientists have created headphones that let users pick the sounds they want to listen to or block out, thanks to a new AI algorithm that could lead to "superhuman hearing".
AI programs usually master either information-perfect games like chess or information-imperfect games like poker, but "Student of Games" is a general algorithm that can master both types.
Scientists have demonstrated that an AI system called a neural network can be trained to show "systematic compositionality," a key part of human intellect.
The U.S. military research agency DARPA is spending millions to develop artificial intelligence that can help make strategic battlefield decisions.
In the future, research labs will embrace the transformative potential of artificial intelligence to tackle wicked problems and speed up scientific discovery.
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