Our Article of the Week focuses on a new set of songs which are being touted as having been "written" by artificial intelligence. The tune is catchy, but what many of the articles about it fail to mention until their last paragraph is that after a computer wrote the song, a human arranged it, wrote some lyrics for it, and sung it. AI is capable of doing incredible things - yet we constantly seem to feel the need to talk them up far past the point they're actually at. And that comes with a heck of a let-down.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk is helping protect us from killer robots by helping other researchers make their AIs less hackable; Allo may be fun, but its real purpose is as a testing ground for Google Assistant; and SignalFire is helping cut through the noise to suggest good startups to dump your cash into.

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“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” ― Eliezer Yudkowsky