“Candor, apparently, begat candor.” After stumbling upon the Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3, an AI trained to write like a human, Vauhini Vara sought its help writing a true story she had trouble telling: the death of her sister. Through nine versions of the same story — with each new one having more additions from her end — we see both the AI’s ability to weave poignant narratives and Vara’s emotions unfold.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here