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TNT 1673: AI in 2016

December 22, 201659 min
Alex Kantrowitz from Buzzfeed, Selena Larson from CNN, and Dave Gershgorn from Quartz join Megan Morrone and Jason Howell to talk about the biggest Artificial Intelligence stories from throughout the year.Artificial Intelligence had a major coming out party throughout 2016. It became a household name in many ways, and moved from this thing we saw coming, to something that seems to be consuming all aspects of technology.The White House said that AI would spur economic growth, but at the cost of millions of jobs, and those changes could be right around the corner.In some ways, institutional bias can be introduced into the production of AI systems, influencing the products we use that rely on those systems.AI is beginning to make its way into the medical field, with Baidu launching a chatbot called Melody that helps doctors treat their patients through text conversations.The next generation of computer hacking could involve tricking AI into thinking it is seeing something that it's not.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, Selena Larson, and Dave Gershgorn
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