Artificial Intelligence

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

Digital Immortality: New Social Network Learns Your Personality and Keeps Posting After Your Death

In the second series premiere of Black Mirror, which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson, a woman signs up for a service that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 August 2015 - 10:30AM

Venmo Creator Is Building Samantha from 'Her'

"Fin feels like a person — actually, it feels like a multiplicity of people, almost like a city."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 1:13PM

Computer Programs May Be Learning Human Prejudices

At first blush, it seems that using a completely objective, mathematical algorithm to scan resumes would eliminate the danger of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 9:50AM

A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement

Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 2:53PM

Silicon Valley Leader on Why Artificial Intelligence Probably Won't Kill Us All

"I don't understand why the obviously smart thing to do would be to kill all the humans. The smarter I get, the less I want to kill...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 4:46PM