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Model that defeats KataGo, an open source Go-playing system
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Champion Model Is No Go: Adversarial AI Beats Master KataGo Algorithm

A new algorithm defeated a championship-winning Go model using moves that even a middling human player could counter. Researchers trained a model to defeat KataGo, an open source Go-playing system that has beaten top human players.
Different charts with data from the fifth annual State of AI Report
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AI’s Year in Review: Fifth Annual State of AI Report Details 2022's Trends

2022 was a big year for AI-driven upstarts and scientific discovery, according to a new survey. The fifth annual State of AI Report details the biggest breakthroughs, business impacts, social trends, and safety concerns.
Table with job trends for occupations considered high risk for automation from 1999 to 2029
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AI Hasn’t Been So Bad for Jobs: Employment Has Risen in Some Automation-Heavy Professions

Worries that automation is stealing jobs may have been greatly exaggerated. A U.S. government report found that employment has increased in many occupations that may be threatened by automation.
Charts showing home price changes year over year and in quarters
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Does Price Optimization Hike Rents?: YieldStar AI Price Prediction May Inflate Rents

An algorithm that’s widely used to price property rentals may be helping to drive up rents in the United States. YieldStar, a price-prediction service offered by Texas-based analytics company RealPage, suggests rental rates that are often higher than the market average.
A series of screen captures from the Social Sentinel platform
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When Safety Becomes Surveillance: Colleges Track Students Using AI Designed to Monitor Mental Health

United States colleges tracked activists using a natural language processing system intended to monitor their mental health.
Computer vision model detecting grain-storage facilities in an aerial photo
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Ukraine's Lost Harvest Quantified: AI Analysis Shows Ukraine War Grain Farming Impacts

Neural networks are helping humanitarian observers measure the extent of war damage to Ukraine’s grain crop. Analysts from the Yale School of Public Health and Oak Ridge National Laboratory built a computer vision model that detects grain-storage facilities in aerial photos.
Explanation of different models related to divisive issues in the US
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Pushing Voters' Buttons: How AI is Used to Create Persuasive Political Ads

As the United States (along with several other countries) gears up for general elections, AI is helping campaigns attract voters with increasing sophistication.
Dozens of toxic barrels on a road and a witch behind
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Foundations of Evil: The Fear of Weapons of Mass Destruction Designed by AI

A growing number of AI models can be put to purposes their designers didn’t envision. Does that include heinous deeds?
Office with coworkers transformed into mythical creatures like vampires, ghosts and werewolves
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Your Coworkers Aren’t Human: Confronting the Fear of a White Collar AI Takeover

The new remote administrative assistant is a little too perky, hardworking, and efficient. Is it because he’s a bot?
Ghost controlling a humanoid marionette during a job interview with a female candidate
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Inhuman Resources: Confronting the Fear of AI-Powered Hiring in 2022

Companies are using AI to screen and even interview job applicants. What happens when out-of-control algorithms are the human resources department?
Illustration of Frankenstein connected to many chemical elements inside of a lab
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The Black Box Awakens: Confronting the Fear of Self-Aware AI in 2022

AI researchers are starting to see ghosts in their machines. Are they hallucinations, or does a dawning consciousness haunt the trained weights?
Shot of Computer Processor Production Line at Advanced Semiconductor Foundry in Bright Environment
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AI Chips Spark International Tension: U.S. Blocks AI Chip Sales to China

New U.S. restrictions on chip sales aim to hamper China’s AI efforts. The U.S. government published sweeping limits on sales of processors that involve U.S. designs and technology to Chinese businesses. U.S. officials stated that the restrictions are meant to prevent China from militarizing AI.
Doctor checking a monitor inside an OR
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New Clarity on Rules for Medical AI: FDA Guidance on AI Medical Devices for 2022

The United States paved the way to regulate AI systems in healthcare. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) interpreted existing rules that govern health-related software to include some machine learning algorithms.
Map showing areas likely to have been damaged by Hurricane Leo
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Wreckage Recognition: AI System Spots Hurricane Ian Damage

A machine learning model identified areas likely to have been damaged by Hurricane Leo as it swept through the southern United States.
Security camera behind barbed wire
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Panopticon Down Under: Australian Prisons Adopt Face Recognition

A state in Australia plans to outfit prisons with face recognition. Corrective Services NSW, the government agency that operates nearly every prison in New South Wales, contracted the U.S.-based IT firm Unisys to replace a previous system.

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