artificial intelligence artificial intelligence

An autonomous tank is demonstrated in France last month. Leading researchers in artificial intelligence are calling for laws against lethal autonomous weapons. They also pledge not to work on such weapons. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images

Siri, Alexa and Cortana all started out as female. Now a group of marketing executives, tech experts and academics are trying to make virtual assistants more egalitarian. Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

toggle caption
Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images/Blend Images

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/627266501/627417593" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Katherine Streeter for NPR

When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/615501659/615911095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A team at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore is developing a tumor-detecting algorithm for detecting pancreatic cancer. But first, they have to train computers to distinguish between organs. Courtesy of The Felix Project hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of The Felix Project

For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/615466696/615585160" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An Axon body camera worn by an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images

Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/610632088/610632089" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated new AI technology that can use human-like speech to carry on phone conversations at the Google I/O 2018 Conference on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

First responders in the Marina District disaster zone after an earthquake on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, Calif. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/595564470/604423995" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

SenseTime's technology is able to identify specific attributes of vehicles and people. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Rob Schmitz/NPR

Facial Recognition In China Is Big Business As Local Governments Boost Surveillance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/598012923/599131583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Sara Wong for NPR

Invisibilia: Do the Patterns in Your Past Predict Your Future?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597974076/598756672" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A robot sweeps the floor at the main press center at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Sam Rowe for NPR

Can Computers Learn Like Humans?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/583321707/583461897" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Abu Qader, 18, came to the U.S. from Afghanistan as a baby. Now a freshman at Cornell University, he has founded a medical technology company with the goal of improving diagnosis of breast cancer in poor countries. Robert Barker/Cornell University hide caption

toggle caption
Robert Barker/Cornell University