Combing through data that seems insurmountable is one of AI's greatest strengths. So scientists are now applying that skill to all the stars in the night sky - that's right, AI is analyzing telescopic data to hunt for planets that could sustain life. Maybe we'll find aliens after all.

In other news, Google has hacked AI training by turning it into a game that's surprisingly fun - and this from a person who has never felt the need to play Pictionary on a Saturday night. Plus, the technology is here to help cancer patients but implementation remains a problem, and we can now edit fear right out of your brain thanks to machine learning.

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