Best AI stories of 2019

It was a big year for AI – both technologically and socially. Here's a look back at our favorite stories about the impact of artificial intelligence.
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We've picked our favorite AI-related stories from 2019.

The 10 greatest issues AI needs to face

While we celebrate the positive impacts of artificial intelligence let's not forget there's also a lot to be concerned about.

The Apple Card Is the Most High-Profile Case of AI Bias Yet

Apple Card users have alleged that its credit decision algorithm discriminates against women.

How AI at the Edge Is Defining Next-Generation Hardware Platforms

Moving AI from the cloud to the edge was a big trend in 2019. Chris Cheng, distinguished technologist on the hardware machine learning team at Hewlett Packard, takes a look at some of the latest research being done on AI inference at the edge.

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OpenAI's Robot Hand Taught Itself How to Solve a Rubik's Cube

Rubik's Cube Solving Robot Hand Sparks Debate in the AI Community

Using novel neural networks, OpenAI enabled a robotic hand is able to learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube on its own. Concerns regarding OpenAI's robot hand that can solve a Rubik's Cube have created a debate among engineers and AI experts on social media.

What's the State of Emotional AI?

Artificial intelligence that can recognize human emotions – emotional AI – has been gaining momentum. But something's missing. How long until we'll be seeing it in our devices and cars?

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UPS Has Invested in Autonomous Trucks After Ongoing Tests

TuSimple's Autonomous Trucks Are Being Tested by the USPS

In 2019, TuSimple entered into partnerships with UPS and the US Postal Service to test self-driving trucks for hauling mail freight.

The New Raspberry Pi 4 Is All About AI and Embedded IoT

The Raspberry Pi has grown from a hobbyist machine to an IoT developer platform capable of even handling machine learning applications. Here's our hands-on look.

A Look at the US/China Battle for AI Leadership

The US and China are waging a behind-the-scenes war over who will emerge as the global powerhouse of artificial intelligence. Where do each country's strengths and weaknesses lie?

There's a Diversity Crisis in the AI Industry

A lack of racial and gender diversity at the companies creating AI ties closely with issues of bias and racial discrimination in artificial intelligence algorithms, according to a new NYU study.

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Can Trump's New Initiative Make American AI Great Again?

A look at President Trump's executive order aimed at accelerating America's lead in artificial intelligence.

AI Could Make Quantum Computers a Reality

New research is examining the use of artificial intelligence to handle the calculations necessary for quantum computers to function.

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