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What is AI? It's the quest to build machines that can reason, learn, and act intelligently, and it has barely begun. We cover the latest advances in machine learning, neural networks, and robots.

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Google’s AI can now translate your speech while keeping your voice

Researchers trained a neural network to map audio “voiceprints” from one language to another.

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The US Air Force is enlisting MIT to help sharpen its AI skills

The Air Force Artificial Intelligence Incubator aims to develop technologies that serve the “public good,” not weapons development.

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How we might protect ourselves from malicious AI

New research could make deep-learning models much harder to manipulate in harmful ways.

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Why San Francisco’s ban on face recognition is only the start of a long fight

The city government can’t use the technology, but private companies still can, and regulating those uses is a thornier problem.

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