A lot of people would probably love the ability to read minds, but are probably much less inclined to have someone else read theirs… especially if that someone is an artificially intelligent machine! But today’s leaders in technology, including Elon Musk and MIT, are currently striving to develop mind-reading computers and plan to introduce them to the public market by 2022 or sooner.
Culture’s pervasive “fake news” trend is about to get a whole lot faker. Not only can news stories themselves be totally made up and manipulated, but now, the author of fake news itself may not even be real! An artificial intelligence text generator called GPT-2 has recently been put into operation by the research firm OpenAI, and GPT-2’s writing skills have already become almost virtually indiscernible from that of real human writers.