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OPLIN 4Cast #724: Can AI algorithms predict election results better than humans?

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A prediction is a hypothesis of probability, and if the pollsters got it wrong, then they’ll examine their models to see if they can formulate better hypotheses. But is there an alternative to calling people up and asking them whom they intend to vote for? Perhaps AI algorithms can draw new insights from alternative data sets. There’s always the risk, though, that flawed algorithms will just magnify the errors in data that already plague us.

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OPLIN 4Cast #634: Has artificial intelligence gotten *too* good?

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Last week, the non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI announced that they had built a neural network language model, GPT-2, that is so good at this game that OpenAI felt it would be irresponsible of them to make it available to others.

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