In Our Image: Introducing a Week of Stories on AI

It wasn’t so long ago that artificial intelligence, and specifically one form of AI known as deep learning, was considered a career dead-end for academics. Now, just a few decades later, workable AI exists across a spectrum of complexity and integration into our daily lives: from Siri all the way up to AIs that can “learn” all on their own. But you already knew all of this, didn’t you? You don’t need some internet guy to tell you that artificial intelligence is everywhere—public figures like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have all weighed in on the technology with varying degrees of apocalyptica, and movies featuring superintelligent AIs are box office smashes. Intelligent machines are inescapable; we are utterly enraptured by these tools of our own making. The reason for this,…


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