Media Coverage & Mentions
Can LLMs Really Reason and Plan? Communications of ACM Magazine
Blog. September 2023. (Blog piece)
Phoenix-area AI expert says legislation on the evolving technology is
essential. Good Morning Arizona. AZ Family (Channel
3). (Interviewed on TV). Sep 2023.
Deepfake scams have arrived: Fake videos spread on Facebook, TikTok
and Youtube. NBC News (National). August 2023. Quoted.
Gannett Pauses AI
Written Articles. AZ Family (Channel 3). August 2023. TV Interview.
Conduct of fifth edition of AI Workshop at INS Valsura (09-11 Aug
23) . Indian Navy. August 2023. Press Release. (Covers my address to Navy AI
workshop, with picture).
Artificial intelligence: the age of the "machine god" (Inteligência
artificial: a era do "deus" máquina). Diario de Pernambuco
Busca. August 2023. (Quoted with photo).
dating app uses AI to enhance user experience. ABC Channel
15. July 2023. (On air TV interview).
ASU AND ITS FACULTY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON DISHONEST USES OF
AI. State Press. July 2023. (Interviewed).
Don't Believe Everything Chatbots Tell You. LA Progressive. Jul
Deepfake Fraud Permeates China, Authorities Target Political
Challenges Posed by AI. Voice of America. June 2023. (Quoted)
mom set to testify in congressional hearing about AI voice
scams. AZ Family (Channel 3). June 2023. (Quoted).
AI scams on the rise: Arizona AG & ASU Professor send
warning. FOX 10 News (Phoenix). (Two interview segments in the
evening news). June 2023.
Attorney General releases warning on AI Scams. ABC Channel
15. June 2023. (Quoted)
man warns of kidnapping scam as crooks use AI to enhance
schemes. ABC Channel 15 Arizona. June 2023. (Interviewed on air for a story
on AI Voice Scams)
D’Angelo’s Endless Quest to Answer Everything. The
Information. June 2023. (Quoted about Quora's POE service)
Promises & Lies of
ChatGPT -- Understanding how it works. Podcast interview with
Jay Shah. May 2023.
ChatGPT creator Sam AItman is warning about AI, is the world in
trouble?. Firstpost. May 2023. (Quoted in an explainer).
of the Day: When Chatbots ‘Hallucinate’. New York
Times . May 2023. (One of my quotes became the Quotation of the
Day at NYT!).
When A.I. Chatbots Hallucinate. New York
Times. May 2023. (Quoted)
Exactly Are the Dangers Posed by A.I.?. New York
Times. May 2023. (Quoted)
Why Pope Francis Is the Star of A.I.-Generated Photos. New York
Times. April 2023. (Quoted)
ASU students using AI to help with school work? Most say no. Here's
why. Fox 10 News (Phoenix). (Segment with interview
excerpts). April 2023
technologies disrupt employment': ASU professor on introducing AI to
the workplace. KJZZ 91.5 (NPR Phoenix). April 2023.
ASU professor talks use of AI, ChatGPT in universities and its
future. Fox 10 News (Phoenix). Interview (~20min). April 2023.
ChatGPT: What you should know about the AI chatbot and its impacts,
both good and bad. Fox 10 News (Phoenix). Explainer (Quoted). April 2023
Societal Implications Good Morning Arizona. Channel 3
(Phoenix). (Live Interview). April 2023.
Criminals using AI to clone voices in a bid for ransom. Fox News
(National Cable). (Expert appearance in the segment). April 2023.
'This is my daughter's voice': AI convinces metro Phoenix moms
of fake abductions. Arizona Republic. April 2023. (Quoted)
got your daughter’: Scottsdale mom warns of close call with AI voice
cloning scam. Segment about Voice Cloning Scams.
Arizona (KPHO/KVTK Channel 3, Phoenix). April 2023. (Interviewed on
camera) (This segment and quotes were re-published widely).
Kambhampati Subbarao. Cheppalani Undi (చెప్పాలని ఉంది ~1 hr interview in Telugu). Eeenadu TV (ETV)
Andhra. . (April 2023).
clones teen girl’s voice in $1M kidnapping scam: ‘I’ve got your
daughter’. New York Post. April 2023. (Quoted; and dubbed an "AI
mom thought her daughter had been kidnapped—it was just AI mimicking
her voice Popular Science. April 2023. (Quoted)
research expands artificial intelligence knowledge. ASU
News. April 2023. (Research Profiled)
panicky call from a relative? It could be a thief using a voice
clone, FTC warns. NPR (National Public Radio). March
GPT-4 Is Closed Source and Shrouded in Secrecy. Vice. March
Beauty, lies & ChatGPT: Welcome to the post-truth world. The
Hill. Feb 2023 (Opinion Column).
State of Artificial Creativity. ASU News. February
ChatGPT Worries Professors, Excites Them For Future of AI. State
Press. Jan 2023. (Interviewed).
Jodhpur concludes NAiBS-2023 “Next-gen AI: Inspiration from Brain
Science” international conference. NE India Broadcast. Jan
2023. (News Item)
Kambhampati: అవమానంతో... కళ్లలో నీళ్లు తిరిగాయి
Eenadu (Telugu). 25th Dec 2022. (Profile in Sunday Magazine)
Is Everyone Making Those A.I. Selfies?. New York Times. December
2022. (Quoted and research linked)
Diver Rahita Kaarlu Ippude Kaadu (Self-driving cars are not here
Eenadu (Telugu). December 2022.
is Augmented Intelligence?. BuiltIn (Explainer article). October 2022.
Ready or not, mass video deepfakes are coming. Washington
Post. August 2022. (Quoted)
The ethical and privacy concerns over deep fakes and AI and our
democracy. Cincinnati Edition (NPR/WVXU). August 2022 (Interview)
Large language models can’t plan, even if they write fancy
essays. The Next Web. July 2022. (Coverage of our
research). (First appeared in Tech Talks)
Meet the LA Startup That Lets People Talk to the Dead
Dot.LA. August 2022. (Quoted)
Amazon's Alexa could soon speak in a dead relative's voice, making
some feel uneasy. NPR (National Public Radio). Quoted. June 2022.
DALL-E Mini and
AI Sentience Good Morning Arizona. Channel
3/Phoenix. (Interview Segment) June 2022.
Amazon’s Alexa Can Mimic Any Voice. Morning Wave Busan. Special
Interview. June 2022.
Explainability, Human Aware AI & sentience in large language
models. Podcast interview with Jay Shah. June 2022.
AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?. Communications of the ACM
(Blog). (Viewpoint) June 2022.
Dall-e 2: What is the AI image generator creating strange
artworks out of nothing – and how do you use it?. Independent
(UK Newspaper). Quoted. June 2022.
Meet DALL-E, the A.I. That Draws Anything at Your Command. New
York Times. April 2022. (Quoted)
Distinguished career earns Kambhampati Alumnus Award. In the
Loop (ASU Fulton). April 2022. (Profile)
Deepfake, come funzionano e che ruolo hanno nella guerra in Ucraina.
. Domani. March 2022. (Quoted)
Broad and Shallow AI: The Promise and Perils of Competence without
Comprehension. The India Forum. Jan 2022. (Column)
Access for all: the democratisation of AI E&T Engineering and
Technology. November 2021. (Quoted).
Imitation Games and the Arrival of Broad and Shallow AI
Communications of the ACM Blog. (Viewpoint) October 2021. (Made it to the top-5
articles list at #1).
JTBC TV Channel. South Korea. October 2021. (Interviewed as part of a 3 part
documentary on future after Covid--with special attention to AI and --
A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate.
Wired. September 2021. (Quoted)
Kambhampati with Dhruv Batra on Humans of AI: Stories, Not
Stats. Podcast. An hour long interview. September 2021. (Interview)
Covid-19 May Have Rewired People's Relationships with Artificial
Intelligence Forever. Observer. April 2021. (Quoted)
What's next for iris-recognition systems? ASU Now. March 2021. (Interview)
Artificial Intel get along with us? Only if we design it that
way. The Hill. Feb 2021. (Opinion Column)
should stop unethical AI?.The New Yorker. Feb 2021. (Quoted)
Revenge and AI's New Romance with Tacit Knowledge Communications
of the ACM. Feb 2021 (Refereed Viewpoint). (Made it to the top-5
list at #3)
Dancing, vacuuming, learning: What's next for robots and their
creators?. ASU News. Jan 2021. (Profiles our research)
Innovators Network Foundation Announces 2020-21 Privacy
Fellows. December 2020. (Press release on my selection as a Privacy
Fellow for the second year in a row)
Samsung AI Forum 2020: Humanity Takes Center Stage in
Discussing the Future of AI. Samsung Newsroom. Nov 2020.
AI Forum Day 2: Putting People at the Center of AI
Development. Samsung Newsroom. Nov 2020. (Covers my talk on
Human-Aware AI ).
Why are Artificial Intelligence systems biased?. The Hill. July
2020. (Opinion Column)
Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training
Tool. Wired. July 2020. (Quoted)
Intelligence Can Predict Our Behavior, But It Had To Adjust To
COVID-19. Word. NPR/KJZZ. June 2020. (On Air Interview)
Scientists Build New Tool to Fight Coronavirus. Freethink.com May
AI in our war on coronavirus: Potential and pitfalls The
Hill. March 2020. (Opinion Column)
Deepfake Future. Virginia Quarterly Review. Spring
2020. (Interview in comic form!).
Researchers Publish Survey of Explainable AI InfoQ. March
2020. (Coverage of our research)
Trump Proposes a Cut in Research Spending, but a Boost for
AI. Wired. February 2020. (Quoted)
YOU LIKE TO BE OPERATED [ON] BY ROBOTS? Analytics India Magazine. February
2020 (Tweet quoted).
AI computing will enter the 'land of humans' in the 2020s: The promise
and the peril. The Hill. January 2020. (Opinion Column)
says it will ban 'Deepfakes'. New York Times January
Is seeing still believing? The deepfake challenge to truth in
politics. Brookings Institution. January 2020. (Quoted)
Time to Deep-Six Deepfakes. The National Interest. January 2020 (Quoted).
Videos Are Spreading. Can Anyone Stop Them?. Broadband Communities
Magazine. Jan/Feb 2020. (Quoted)
Fake Trump video? How to spot deepfakes on Facebook and YouTube ahead
of the presidential election. USA Today. January 2020. (Quoted)
Searching for information on Iran's missile strike? Google, YouTube
lean on trusted sources; Facebook doesn't. USA Today. January
Whither "Artificial Intelligence"? CSI Communications. Computer
Society of India. December 2019. (View point; page 8-9)
ASU engineering professor elected as ACM Fellow. ASU Now. December
Robot coworkers: How AI impacts the future of work. ASU
News. (Research Profiled)
Companies Prepare to Fight the 'Deepfake' Future New York
Times. November 2019. (Quoted)
Perception won't be reality, once AI can manipulate what we see.
. The Hill. November 2019. (Opinion Column)
What just happened? The rise of interest in Artificial Intelligence
. The Hill. August 2019. (Opinion Column)
# Wahl19 #Image: How pictures make politicians Der Standard
(Austrian). September 2019. (Quotes our
ICWSM 2016 paper).
'Deepfake face swap' app ZAO is making people afraid of the
future. BoingBoing(Blog). Septemeber, 2019. (Tweet-quoted)
The Age of Artificial Intelligence
. Channel News Asia. August 2019. (Interviewed on the news story)
biases can skew outcomes of AI-based systems. The Hindu Business
Line. July 2019. (Coverage of my lecture in Hyderabad, India)
Atta Halilintar, the YouTube Child (is) Rejected on Twitter.
Tirto (Indonesian). August 2019. (Quotes our
ICWSM 2016 paper).
it comes to #MeToo, is Instagram the new Twitter?". Footwear
News(!). July 2019. (Quotes our
ICWSM 2016 paper).
కృత్రిమ మేధకు లోకజ్ఞానం తెలియదు
. Eeenadu. July 2019. (Coverage of my lecture in Hyderabad, India)
Comments on AI-based
Wimbledon highlights; Starts 13th min at the link
Details with Andrey Derkach.
Voice of America Russian Edition. July 2019.
Don't Fear The Black Box: Interpreting the Future of AI Future Now
(Vol 3). May, 2019. (Quotes me saying that explanation being about the
mental model you have of the other person).
Conference AAMAS: With warm-heartedness and irony, the robot dialogue
succeeds. Heise Online, May 2019 (Coverage of my AAMAS invited talk)
Renowned AI Expert Subbarao Kambhampati Speaks at PDLS. SMU
News. (April 2019) (Coverage of my talk)
Rise of AI and Its Challenges Interview on Channel News
Asia. April, 2019.
When is it
OK for AI to Lie? ASU Now. January 2019. (Coverage of our
Leading experts in Philosophy, Economics, Law and More Convene at AIES
2019 to Assess Impact of AI on Society. ACM News Release. January
2019. (Our paper is one of the 7 highlighted).
Don't Panic: AI will always need you. The App Association
Blog. December 2018. (Covers my FCC keynote)
Advises Real Regulatory Humility on Artificial Intelligence
B+C November 2018. (My remarks at FCC covered).
Chair Calls for Regulatory Restraint for Developing AI. Cablefax. November 2018. (Quoted).
Tweaks Email Program That Assumed An Investor Was
Male. NPR. November 2018. (Quoted).
Que le falta mejorar a la inteligencia artificial Las Ultimas
Noticias. (Chile). November 2018. (Coverage of a speech).
Inteligencia Artificial: Las maquinas que sorprendieron en encuentro
internacional realizado santiago. Etstrategia. November 2018. (Coverage).
Das Silicon Valley will Algorithmen Moral beibringen – große Konzerne
schließen sich an Handelsblatt (Germany). October 2018. (Quoted)
and machine learning can improve ASU students' lives, researchers
say. State Press. August 2018. (Covers research in our lab).
Infra to collect data is the tough part: Subbarao Kambhampati,
professor, computer science, Arizona State University .
The Economic Times (India). Profile/Interview. June 2018.
Voices in AI: A conversation with Subbarao Kambhampati.
Voices in AI Podcast (audio + transcript). Jun 2018.
How India is carving out a niche for itself in the field of Artificial.
Intelligence. The Economic Times (India). Quoted. June 2018.
The price of panic: ASU experts ground us in what AI really is and can be
ASU State Press Magazine. (Featured). June 2018.
and hope in the age of AI. Fountain Ink. (Long form magazine;
India). May 2018.
Trump Administration Finally Looks at Artificial Intelligence Le
Temps (French). May 2018.
the Transformation: Our Relationship with AI (Episode 107H). KQED
Television (Bay Area). April 2018.
study effects of photo filters on social media
The State Press. April 2018. (Coverage of our research)
Uber's fatal accident could mean for the autonomous-car industry
. MIT Technology Review. March 2018. (Quoted).
leaders discuss the future of a digital workforce at ASU
event. ASU Now. March 2018. (Coverage)
The pros and cons of AI
ASU Now. March 2018. (Interview)
of AI Roundtable: World Government Summit 2018, The Future
Society. March, 2018. (Interivew)
Should AI bots lie? Hard truths about Artificial Intelligence
ZDNet.com. (Feb 2018). (Coverage of our research)
China's AI Imperative
Science Magazine. (Feb 2018). (Quoted).
Questioning AI: What are the key research challenges?"
The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast. (Jan 2018). (Participant)
#1: The Landscape of Artificial Intelligence with Rao Kambhampati
Vocies of AI. Jan 2017. (Podcast Interview).
Sophia: This is downright scam
Leiphone. (Jan 2018). (Quoted) [Also on
Artificial Intelligence in 2017 still can't understand humans
Mashable. December 2017 (Interviewed).
Exemplary leadership, significant contributions earn ASU professors
AAAS Fellow status ASU Now. December 2017. (Profile about AAAS
Over a Dozen Outstanding Indian American Scientists Named 2017 AAAS Fellows
India West. December 2017. (Mention)
19 Indian Americans recognized by American Association for the
Advancement of Science
News India Times. December 2017. (Mention)
Artificial Intelligence is Transforming local business Phonenix
Business Journal. (Quoted). November 2017.
The future of autonomous weapon regulation relies on public awareness
. Venture Beat. November, 2017. (Quoted)
AI taught itself to beat us at our own game — what does it mean?
. ASU Now. (Q&A) November 2017.
I'm a pacifist, so why don't I support the Campaign to Stop Killer
Guardian. UK. November, 2017. (Op-Ed)
intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn. The
Guardian. UK. November, 2017. (Quoted)
Our Relationship with AI
KQED Radio. Radio Special. November, 2017. (Radio broadcast of CHM panel)
Closer Are We to Robots Replacing Us? Seeker Media Video Segment. How Close Are
We? series. Oct 2017. (Featured)
Musk predicts that A.I. is 'Most Likly Cause of World War
III'. Inverse. September 2017 (Reprinted in Yahoo).
Reflections: Have Machines Eclipsed Humans? Alley Watch, August
Scientists to Elon Musk: Stop Saying Robots Will Kill Us
All. Inverse (interview), July 2017.
Le gouvernement américain néglige-t-il l’intelligence artificielle?
Le Temps (French). July 2017.
AI might still have a long way to go TV interview. CGTN Live. TV
Segment, Shenzen, China. July 2017.
with Leifeng Net. July 2017.
coverage of my plenary presentation at CCF-GAIR, 2017, Shenzen.
Leiphone, July 2017. (
Coverage of the talk and Interview.)
AI Revolution Reshaping Chinese Society.
Today (Singapore). June 2017. (Quoted)
Decimal Drama. Every Little Thing (Gimlet Media). Interview about
biases in Dewey Decimal System and AI. June 2017.
intelligence's potential impacts raise promising possibilities,
societal challenges. Phys.Org. June, 2017. (Also on ASU
Coverage of the
inaguration of AAAI India Chapter, and invited lecture at IIIT-Hyderabad. Various Indian
news media. June 2017.
China Outsmarting America in A.I.?. New York Times. May
2017. (Quoted on the proposed U.S. budget and preparing for the future
majority disagrees with AI warnings from Hawkings, Musk and
Gates. Network World. May 2017. (Coverage of paper)
ASU Team Taking Concept for Closer Human-Robot Connection to U.S.
Imagine Cup Finals. Full Circle, April 2017 (Coverage of Work)
(Version in ASU Now)
Communication. Cronkite News. April 2017. (Coverage of Work)
Episode 3: Machines Take Over the World.
From robots that paint Rembrandts to Twitterbots gone rogue, Bill and
his guests explore the potential and pitfalls of artificial
intelligence Panelist. Bill Nye Saves the World. Netflix Original
Series. April 2017.
Eminent Astrophysicist Issues a Dire Warning on AI and Alien Life
(Quoted). Futurism April, 2017.
Trump's 'extreme vetting' hurts science and tech ComputerWorld
(Quoted). March, 2017.
Fighting AI with AI Off Air, Science Friday. March 2017. (Quoted)
Computer hacks of the future and how to prevent them
NPR Science Friday segment
with Ira Flatow about AI & Security. Februrary, 2017.
Bots, Ourselves. The Atlantic. March 2017. (Print edition) (Quoted).
Artificial Intelligence Boom. The Atlantic. Feb 2017. (Online) (Quoted).
and internationalization: An interview Leiphone; Feb 2017. (Interview)
pretenden Google, Apple y el resto de gigantes educar a la
inteligencia artificial; Article on Partnership for AI; El
Diario. Feb 2017. (Quoted).
Coverage about the
board of trustees for the
Partnership for AI. (Jan 2017)
Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial
Intelligence. Quoted in an article on Partnership on AI, NPR All
Tech Considered. September, 2016.
'human-aware' AI could save us from the robopocalypse A write-up
on IJCAI 2016 theme in PC World, ComputerWorld etc. July, 2016
The Difference Between Robot's Artificial Intelligence And Humans
An interview on KJZZ Public Radio Station; 3/17/2016.
Experts explain the biggest obstacles to creating human-like
robots. Tech Insider. 3/6/2016
Artificial Intelligence Just Mastered Go, But One Game Still Gives AI Trouble
Discover Magazine (quoted in), 1/27/2016.
Can AI solve information overload? CIO
Magazine. (Quoted). 12/29/2015.
School Photography Techniques are making a comeback: On Instagram
(Phoenix New Times, 12/15)
18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen
This phenomenon explains what everyone gets wrong about AI
The future may be full of intentionally clumsy and apologetic robots
I binge-watched 7 movies about artificial intelligence and the most
accurate one was a cartoon
(Business Insider, Australia; 8/15)
A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots (Tech Insider;
HUMAN BRAINS ARE TOO PUNY and 15 more reasons why top researchers are
obsessed with AI (Business Insider, India; 10/15)
mejores filtros para que tus fotos sean un éxito en redes sociales,
según la ciencia
BBC Mundo (in Spanish) 6/15.
Out There Are a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters
Which Instagram filter should you use? Science has the answer (Sydney
Morning Herald; 5/15)
Instagram Is Vast But Its Favorite Themes Are Surprisingly Few, Study
Shows ABC News Online; 10/14)
Is Twitter Bad For Language? Statistical Analysis Says No
(Huffington Post excerpts from the book
which profiles our work on Twitter Language (9/14)
Analysis of Public Opinion PBS Horizon, 10/13).
Tapping Twitter data for in-depth analysis of public opinion (ASU
using blogs, podcasts as teaching tools The Arizona Republic and
other venues; 2/07)