Matthew Hutson

Matthew Hutson

ScB, SM
Freelance science reporter. Contributing Writer at The New Yorker.

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June 2000 - September 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position
  • Lab Coordinator, Graduate Student

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Matthew Hutson looks at ethical issues involved in the use of artificial intelligence in financial services and highlights some of the benefits and risks.
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At artificial-intelligence conferences, researchers are increasingly alarmed by what they see.
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Thirty-five years ago, the philosopher John Hardwig published a paper on what he called “epistemic dependence,” our reliance on others’ knowledge. The paper—well-cited in some academic circles but largely unknown elsewhere—only grows in relevance as society and knowledge become more complex.
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SKID MORE, OWINGS & MERRILL is the architectural firm known for designing and engineering Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, such iconic structures being one of the firm's specialties. But at its New York City office, architects are working on something even more striking—drawings for SOM's first extraterrestrial assignment. The fi...
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Last week, at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in Stockholm, a group of researchers described a turtle they had 3D printed. Most people would say it looks just like a turtle, but an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can normally recognize turtles saw it differently. Most of the time, it thought the turtle was a rifl...
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Wealthy families invest more in boys, backpack sales suggest
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People with very high IQs can be perceived as worse leaders
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People are willing to sacrifice life and limb to be viewed as moral
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The real reason has more to do with mental meandering than actively hiding information
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Dwelling on clandestine information hurts us more than the act of concealing it
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What do conspiracy theorists really need?
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Interviews can be misleading
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People respond better to face-to-face requests than e-mails
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Customizing possessions boosts performance
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When reading people's emotions, careful thinking may pay off
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“Authentic objects” keep us company
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Women who wear makeup in the office may be judged differently by male and female co-workers
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The bittersweet emotion increases feelings of vitality
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Family traditions of any type boost enjoyment of gatherings

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