Opinion

The apps are coming, but policy needs to come first.

Technology Can Help Solve the Coronavirus Crisis If Government Steps Up by Mira Rapp-Hooper and Samm Sacks in Foreign Affairs, April 17, 2020.

A Silicon Valley executive returns home to the rural South to see for himself the ways in which AI is affecting the local economy.

Automation May Take Jobs—but AI Will Create Them by Kevin Scott in MIT Technology Review, April 3, 2020.

The field is in disagreement about where it should go and why.

A debate between AI experts shows a battle over the technology’s future by Karen Hao, in MIT Technology Review, March 27, 2020.

Coming into a technologically inequitable world, will the fourth industrial revolution complement, exacerbate or transform global inequality?

Global inequality and opportunity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Bhaso Ndzendze and Tshilidzi Marwala in Daily Maverick, March 5, 2020.

To create more capable and broadly intelligent machines, often referred to colloquially as artificial general intelligence, deep learning must be combined with other methods.

We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone by Karen Hao and Gary Marcus in MIT Technology Review, September 27, 2019.