Artificial Intelligence

This is What Happens When You Get an Artificial Intelligence to Write a Sci-Fi Movie

Artificial Intelligence is getting very good at a number of things, playing Settlers of Catan, humans at Go, and judging beauty...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 10:29AM

Google's Neural Network Dreams Up Psychedelic 2001: A Space Odyssey

By now you've probably seen Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. You may even have seen those crazy, trippy image...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 12:50PM

Google Just Announced a Real-Life Smart House

Remember when Disney Channel scared the living daylights out of us with Smart House, their TV movie about a "smart" home that became...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 11:08AM

China's "Intelligent" Security Robot Will Tase You If You Fall Out of Line

China has just unveiled a riot control robot named AnBot, which is intended to control riots using an electric shock weapon....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 10:51AM

Scientists Say Sentient Artificial Intelligence Will Likely Never Happen

Is the advancement of artificial intelligence coming to a standstill? AI has come so far in such a short period of time, many just...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 09 April 2016 - 7:35PM

New AI Robotic Arm Plays Settlers of Catan

If you've ever found yourself desperately wanting to play Settlers, but can't find any friends who can spare five or six hours, you...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 - 11:32AM

The Weird and Mildly Frightening Journey of Microsoft's Tay Chatbot

Last week, Microsoft launched a social media chatbot that was designed to learn and become "smarter" using conversations with other...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 11:07AM

Microsoft Launches the Teenager AI Chatbot of Your Nightmares

Microsoft just launched an artificially intelligent chatbot this morning, and it's something like SmarterChild specifically tailored...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 - 1:08PM

Google's DeepMind Just Beat the World Master at Go - Here's What That Means for the Future of AI

Google's DeepMind just challenged the world champion of the Chinese game Go to a series of five matches--and beat humanity four to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 11:16AM

Meet Nadine, the "Emotionally Intelligent" Robot That Looks Like a Cylon

Researchers in Singapore have unveiled an "emotionally intelligent" companion robot named Nadine, and she's so close to looking like a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 9:56AM

Meet Brain, the New AI Algorithm that Makes Your Decisions for You

AI developers responsible for Brain, which they're touting as "the most human-like algorithm yet," are trying to create a search...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 1:09PM

Scientists Are Bringing Fallout’s Protectron to Life With This Firefighting Robot

Fallout 4 was literally one of the best videogames of 2015, earning itself a nomination for the title but ultimately losing out to the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 8:19PM

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