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Deep Mind's AI for Protein Structure Is Coming to the Masses

Ewen Callaway Nature
Machine-learning systems with far-reaching potential application in medicine, agriculture, materials science and more from Google sister-company DeepMind and from a rival academic group are now open source and freely accessible.

AI Tackles Protein Folding (And Wins)

Marc Zimmer The Conversation
I expect AlphaFold2 and its progeny will soon be the methods of choice to determine protein structures before resorting to experimental techniques that require painstaking, laborious work on expensive instrumentation.

Why Deep-Learning AIs Are so Easy to Fool

Douglas Heaven Nature
Brilliant at what they do, taken into unfamiliar terrain Deep Neural Networks are fundamentally brittle. AI researchers say they are making progress in fixing the flaws, but acknowledge that they’re still groping for new techniques.

Employee Opposition Derails Google Military AI Project

Kate Conger Gizmodo
Google will not pursue Project Maven because the backlash has been terrible for the company. Thousands of employees have signed a petition asking Google to cancel the contract and dozens of employees have resigned in protest.

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

Natalie Wolchover Quanta Magazine
cartoon dog with its neck caught in a bottle A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.

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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Aaron Smith and Janna Anderson Pew REsearch Internet Project
Respondents gave their answers to the following prompts: The economic impact of robotic advances and AI: Self-driving cars, intelligent digital agents that can act for you, and robots are advancing rapidly. Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?

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