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Wired. 2017. AI Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy
The Verge. 2017. Magic AI: These Are the Optical Illusions That Trick, Fool, and Flummox Computers
Slate. 2017. The Fake-Image Arms Race
MIT Technology Review. 2017. AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacks
Science. 2017. How AI detectives are cracking open the black box of deep learning
BBC. 2017.

Tiny changes can cause AI to fail. Also featured in the Slashdot daily email

MIT Technology Review. 2017. The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
New Scientist. 2017. Deep learning tells giraffes from gazelles in the Serengeti
Nature. 2017. Astronomers explore uses for AI-generated images
The Verge. 2016. Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Make It Easier Than Ever to Fake Images and Video
Nature news. 2016.

Can we open the black box of AI? (related Nature podcast)

Popular Science. 2016. See the difference one year makes in Artificial Intelligence research
Scientific American. 2015. Do Androids dream?
The Economist. 2015.

Rise of the Machines

BBC Science in Action. 2015.

Why Computers Forget

The Atlantic. 2015.

Teaching a Computer Not to Forget

Wired. 2015.

Simple Pictures That State-of-the-Art AI Still Can’t Recognize

The Atlantic. 2014.

How to fool a computer with Optical illusions

NewScientist. 2014.

Optical illusions fool computers into seeing things

MIT Technology Review. 2014.

Smart” Software Can Be Tricked into Seeing What Isn’t There

Miami Herald. 2014.

UW lab works to create smarter robots.

NBC News. 2013.

Video: Squishy virtual creatures 'evolve' walking behaviors.

  • Other coverage of this work on KurzweilAI.net, Reddit (/science front page), Hacker News (front page), ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, RedOrbit, DVICE, NSF.gov, and dozens of other sites. BuzzFeed calls it the "simplest demonstration of evolution you'll ever see."
National Geographic. 2013.

Science writer Carl Zimmer covers our work on why modules evolve.

IEEE Spectrum. 2013.

Bizarre Soft Robots Evolve to Run.

Discover. 2013.

Watch This: Squishy Robots Evolve for Speed.

Fast Company. 2013.

With Evolved Brains, Robots Creep Closer To Animal Like Learning.

Technology Review. 2012.

Computer Scientists Reproduce the Evolution of Evolvability.

NPR (National Public Radio). 2012.

Academic Minute - Evolution and Embryology.

MIT Technology Review. 2011.

3-D design simplified: a new website could accelerate the adoption of 3-D printing.

The New Scientist (featured on cover). 2011.

Darwin’s robots: A holistic, evolutionary approach means that robots could learn to design themselves.

MSNBC.com. 2011.

Intelligent design: Users power evolution in 3-D Web printing.

Slashdot. 2011.

Crowdsourcing speeds evolution of 3D printable objects.

The New Scientist (featured on cover). 2010.

Main article: Artificial life forms evolve basic intelligence.

The New Scientist. 2010.

Editorial: Digital evolution and the meaning of life.

US News & World Report. 2010.

New MSU research sheds light on how we become altruistic.

The Daily Telegraph. 2010.

Computer-simulated life forms evolve intelligence.

Science. 2006.

Darwin’s Place on Campus Is Secure—But Not Supreme.

Communications of the ACM. 2017. It's All About Image
Wired. 2017. AI Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy
The Verge. 2017. Magic AI: These Are the Optical Illusions That Trick, Fool, and Flummox Computers
MIT Technology Revew. 2017. AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacks
Slate. 2017. The Fake-Image Arms Race
MIT Technology Review. 2017. AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacks
Wired. 2017. AI Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy
Science. 2017. How AI detectives are cracking open the black box of deep learning
Wired. 2017.

An AI That Predicts a Neighborhood’s Wealth From Space

BBC. 2017.

Tiny changes can cause AI to fail. Also featured in the Slashdot daily email

The Verge. 2017. Magic AI: These are the optical illusions that trick, fool, and flummox computers
MIT Technology Review. 2017. The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
New Scientist. 2017. Deep learning tells giraffes from gazelles in the Serengeti
Nature. 2017. Astronomers explore uses for AI-generated images
The Verge. 2016. Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Make It Easier Than Ever to Fake Images and Video
The Verge. 2016. Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video
Nature news. 2016.

Can we open the black box of AI? (related Nature podcast)

Laramie Boomerang. 2016. UW lab creates computer programs to self-teach
Popular Science. 2016. This sculpture was designed and 3d printed by an AI artist
Popular Science. 2016. See the difference one year makes in Artificial Intelligence research
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence. 2016. Hierarchies exist in the brain because of lower connection costs, research shows
Wyoming Public Media. 2016. Programming through Trial and Error
ACM Communications. 2016. Self-Repair Techniques Point to Robots That Design Themselves
American Scientist. 2015. Computer Vision and Computer Hallucinations
Scientific American. 2015. Do Androids dream?
Motherboard. 2015. How automating evolution could give machines imaginations
Nautilus. 2015. Artificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman
The Economist. 2015.

Rise of the Machines

BBC Science in Action. 2015.

Why Computers Forget

The Atlantic. 2015.

Teaching a Computer Not to Forget

Popular Science. 2015.

To build multitasking robots, mimic the human brain

Wired. 2015.

Simple Pictures That State-of-the-Art AI Still Can’t Recognize

ExtremeTech. 2014.

Bad news, future: Computer brains are easily tricked by optical illusions, too

iProgrammer. 2014.

The Deep Flaw in All Neural Networks

Phys.org. 2014.

Researchers find a way to fool deep neural networks into 'recognizing' images that aren't there

Discovery. 2014.

What Computers Think The World Looks Like

MIT Technology Review. 2014.

Smart” Software Can Be Tricked into Seeing What Isn’t There

The Atlantic. 2014.

How to fool a computer with Optical illusions

NewScientist. 2014.

Optical illusions fool computers into seeing things

UW News. 2014.

UW Researchers Publish on Creative Thinking in Robots

Miami Herald. 2014.

UW lab works to create smarter robots.

NBC News. 2013.

Video: Squishy virtual creatures 'evolve' walking behaviors.

  • Other coverage of this work on KurzweilAI.net, Reddit (/science front page), Hacker News (front page), ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, RedOrbit, DVICE, NSF.gov, and dozens of other sites. BuzzFeed calls it the "simplest demonstration of evolution you'll ever see."
Servo Magazine. 2013.

Aracna: an open-source 3D printed robot.

Fast Company. 2013.

With Evolved Brains, Robots Creep Closer To Animal Like Learning.

National Geographic. 2013.

Science writer Carl Zimmer covers our work on why modules evolve.

IEEE Spectrum. 2013.

Bizarre Soft Robots Evolve to Run.

CereberalHack.com. 2013.

Scientists crack the code as to how modular design can evolve. A potential AI milestone?

Popular Science. 2013.

175,000 ways to walk.

Cornell Chronicle. 2013.

Scientists find 'holy grail' of evolving modular networks.

The BBC. 2013.

3D printing your thoughts. Covers work on designing objects via thought (brain scanning) and gaze (eye-tracking) alone. Jeff Clune is a member of the Cornell team.

Science Daily. 2013.

Engineers Solve a Biological Mystery and Boost Artificial Intelligence.

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. 2013.

Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution? (Jeff Clune is a member of Hod Lipson's team. The documentary shows our work evolving computational brains for robots that learn to walk).

UW News. 2013.

Visiting doctoral student from Norway works to evolve robots to learn better.

Discover News. 2013.

Evolution Helps Build Better Robots.

ZDNet.com. 2013.

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing.

Discover. 2013.

Watch This: Squishy Robots Evolve for Speed.

Technology Review. 2012.

Computer Scientists Reproduce the Evolution of Evolvability.

NPR (National Public Radio). 2012.

Academic Minute - Evolution and Embryology.

Mechanincal Engineering. 2012.

Design in the age of 3-D printing.

ScienceDaily.com. 2012.

Why Do Organisms Build Tissues They Seemingly Never Use?

MIT Technology Review. 2011.

3-D design simplified: a new website could accelerate the adoption of 3-D printing.

Communications of the ACM. 2011.

‘EndlessForms’ uses the Web to breed 3D printable objects.

ScienceDaily.com. 2011.

No technical know-how needed: Endless Forms Web site helps users ‘breed’ 3-D printable objects.

MSNBC.com. 2011.

Intelligent design: Users power evolution in 3-D Web printing.

Slashdot. 2011.

Crowdsourcing speeds evolution of 3D printable objects.

The New Scientist (featured on cover). 2011.

Darwin’s robots: A holistic, evolutionary approach means that robots could learn to design themselves.

KurzweilAI.net. 2011.

Now anyone can design and evolve 3-D printable objects interactively.

Hacker News (front page). 2011.

Breed 3D printable objects, no technical know-how needed.

The New Scientist. 2010.

Editorial: Digital evolution and the meaning of life.

ScienceDaily.com. 2010.

Research sheds light on altruism.

US News & World Report. 2010.

New MSU research sheds light on how we become altruistic.

Slashdot. 2010.

Artificial life forms evolve basic memory, strategy.

The Daily Telegraph. 2010.

Computer-simulated life forms evolve intelligence.

KurzweilAI.net. 2010.

Artificial life forms evolve basic intelligence.

The New Scientist (featured on cover). 2010.

Main article: Artificial life forms evolve basic intelligence.

Science. 2006.

Darwin’s Place on Campus Is Secure—But Not Supreme.

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Jeff Clune and PhD students: Huizinga (left) and Mengistu (right).
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Jeff Clune
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Evolving AI Lab logo with UW logo.
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Jeff Clune and PhD students: Huizinga (left) and Mengistu (right)
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Evolving AI Lab members
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Evolving AI Lab members
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Jeff Clune and students playing with a hexapod robot at the Laramie Robotics Club.
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Evolved Objects from EndlessForms.com
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Jeff Clune
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Jeff Clune and PhD students: Mengitsu (middle) and Huizinga (right).
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Avidians Expanding Into Empty Dish
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Evolving AI Lab members
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Aracna: An Open-Source Quadruped Robotic Platform
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