Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Want to Teach Robots Morality by Reading Them Bedtime Stories

When and if robots ever achieve a humanlike intelligence, they will potentially have processing power that far exceeds our own, an...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 1:19PM

Top-Performing AI Still Can't Pass an 8th Grade Science Test

We may not have to worry about a hostile Skynet takeover just yet. According to the results of a recent contest held by the Allen...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 2:06PM

Google Engineer Builds Futuristic Smart Mirror for Your Bathroom

There are a few "smart mirrors" on the market, but they're not particularly advanced, and Google engineer Max Braun was unsatisfied...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 06 February 2016 - 11:20AM

Google's DeepMind Just Won the Race to a Huge Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough

Google and Facebook are currently vying for the top spot in artificial intelligence right now, and Google's Deepmind has just won the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 5:22PM

International Beauty Contest to Be Judged Entirely By Robots

Robots are gaining more and more abilities that are generally thought to be specific to humans, such as composing poetry, scoring...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 4:00PM

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Build His Very Own Jarvis

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! As his New Year's resolution, mad scientist Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to create his very own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 12:32PM

Artificial Poets May Take Us One Step Closer to Computational Creativity

Could computers ever be truly creative? Sarah Harmon, a computer programmer at UC Santa Cruz, has made great strides in building an...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 10:30AM

NASA Roboticist Says BB-8 Isn't Designed as Well as R2-D2 or C-3PO

NASA roboticist Brett Kennedy claims that the physics of BB-8 "just doesn't work out," which is blasphemy. Luckily, he compares him to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 4:52PM

The Future of Facebook Is Straight Out of Science Fiction

If you already thought Facebook was a scary tech corporation bent on world domination, just wait until you hear what they have planned...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 8:41PM

Cybersecurity Expert Warns That AI Systems Can Become Malevolent

While big names in science and technology like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are telling us to head for the hills when it comes to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 November 2015 - 5:36PM

Adorable Humanoid Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human Child

Artificial intelligence is coming closer and closer to human intelligence every day, although it is still extremely difficult for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 2:23PM

Is It Ethically Wrong to Create Ethical Robots?

Between drones and driverless cars, modern robotics technologies are increasingly calling for robots that are capable of making...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 1:04PM

AI Experts Warn the UN About the Dangers of Artificial Superintelligence

On Wednesday, UN delegates met in Georgia in order to discuss emerging global risks, especially those that may arise from burgeoning...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 3:31PM

The Uncanny Valley of Personality: People Like Robots Better When They Aren't Perfect

According to the theory of the "uncanny valley," people are viscerally repulsed by artificial beings that look somewhat like humans,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 2:38PM

The 10 Most Realistic Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

These are the Sci-Fi 10 movies scientists can't get enough of.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 5:39PM

Do-It-Yourself AI: How Wolfram Alpha Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Masses

At the Maker Faire in New York City this weekend, Stephen Wolfram held a talk about his anti-Google query engine, Wolfram Alpha, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 3:21PM

AI Scores as High as the Average High Schooler on the Math Section of the SAT

AI may be rapidly approaching human-level intelligence. Chinese researchers recently built an AI that was shown to score slightly...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 2:37PM

Ethicists Launch a Campaign Protesting Artificially Intelligent Sex Robots

Is society heading towards a real-life Westworld? Prominent ethicists, led by De Montfort University researcher Kathleen Richardson,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 2:18PM

A Transhumanist Pastor on Killer AI, Battlestar Galactica, and Humans as Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanist pastor Christopher Benek made waves recently when he asserted that he "doesn't see Christ's redemption as limited to...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 3:58PM

Almost Half of Britons Think Robots Could Threaten the Existence of the Human Race

Worries about the robopocalypse are hardly fringe anymore, as some of the greatest minds in the world have expressed concern that our...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 4:14PM