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Articles from MIT Technology Review (November 1, 2017)

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Another Way Al Programs Can Discriminate Against You: Voice interfaces, chatbots, and other artificial-intelligence systems can be biased against certain minority dialects. Knight, Will 506
Apple Wireless Earbuds Could Double as Hearing Aids: This app that pairs with AirPods promises to help people with hearing loss. Metz, Rachel 587
China's Al Awakening: The West shouldn't fear China's artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it. Knight, Will 2990
China's Ambitious Push for Geoengineering Research: Backed by $3 million in federal funds, Chinese scientists are assessing how geoengineering would affect agriculture, glaciers, sea levels, and more. Temple, James 516
COMPUTING: We Need Computers with Empathy. Kaliouby, Rana El 878
Constant Monitoring + AI = Rx for Personal Health: An audacious Chinese entrepreneur wants to test your body for everything. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data? Duncan, David Ewing 2574
Don't Let Regulators Ruin AI: Tech policy scholar Andrea O'Sullivan says the U.S. needs to be careful not to hamstring innovation. O'Sullivan, Andrea 535
Essential Phone. Metz, Rachel Brief article 129
Exciting, but Not Very Deep. Brief article 165
Fearsome Machines: A Prehistory: Ever since the beginning of industrial society, people have simultaneously marveled at the power of automation and lamented that human capabilities are being irredeemably devalued. 536
Fei-Fei Li. Interview 553
Fiction That Gets Al Right. 734
GuardHat. Maher, Timothy Brief article 122
How Angry Truckers Might Sabotage Self-Driving Cars: Displaced workers armed with "adversarial machine learning" could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing. Garfinkel, Simson 519
How to Root Out Hidden Biases in Al: Algorithms are making life-changing decisions like denying parole or granting loans. Cynthia Dwork, a computer scientist at Harvard, is developing ways of making sure the machines are operating fairly. Knight, Will Brief article 201
How We Feel About Robots That Feel: As robots become smart enough to detect our feelings and respond appropriately, they could have something like emotions of their own. But that won't necessarily make them more like humans. Hall, Louisa 2661
India Warily Eyes Al: Technology outsourcing has been India's only reliable job creator in the past 30 years. Now artificial intelligence threatens to wipe out those gains. Subramanian, Samanth 2986
Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally: Figure Out the Brain. Waldrop, M. Mitchell 2321
Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? Self-driving cars, computers that win Go championships, and just about every other AI advance you've heard of all depend on a breakthrough that's three decades old. Keeping up the pace of progress will require confronting AI's serious limitations. Somers, James 4415
Kymriah. Mullin, Emily Brief article 125
Potential Carbon Capture Game Changer Is Near: If it works as expected, the Net Power natural-gas demonstration plant will capture carbon at nearly no cost. Temple, James 342
Sickle-Cell Patients See Hope in CRISPR: The disease may be among the first to be treated with the novel gene-diting tool. Mullin, Emily 1474
The Al Issue. Bergstein, Brian Editorial 577
The App That Boomed in China (but Bombed in the U.S.): China's WeChat struggles for an audience overseas. Parker, Emily 478
The Cancer Vaccine That Too Many People Ignore: The potentially life-saving HPV vaccine has been around for more than a decade. So why isn't everyone getting it? Mullin, Emily 955
The Dangers of Tech-Bro AI: Tabitha Goldstaub, a cofounder of CognitionX, which helps companies deploy AI, says that diversifying the field is necessary to make sure products actually work well. Metz, Rachel Brief article 301
The Seven Deadly Sins of Al Predictions: Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future. Brooks, Rodney 3634
The System Behind Bitcoin Is Easing the Plight of Refugees: Finland's digital money system for asylum seekers shows what blockchain technology can offer the unbanked. Orcutt, Mike 480
Trevor Paglen. Brief article 124

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