Artificial Intelligence

Three Movie Robot Apocalypses that Could Happen in Real Life

Will Stephen King's inflammatory predictions come true?

Johnny Brayson
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:03AM

Ex Machina, The Turing Test, and Sci-Fi's Fascination with Emotional Robots

Why is science fiction more concerned with a robot's feelings than its intelligence?

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 10:58AM

Oxford Neuroscientist Answers Whether Avengers: Age of Ultron Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence

An Oxford neuroscientist and AI expert discusses how close engineers are to "artificial consciousness."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 1:00PM

Google Receives Patent for Robot Personalities

Google patents methods for building robots with "personalities," or robots that can tailor their interactions with humans according to...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 2:09PM

MIT Researcher Wants to Cure Robots' Social Awkwardness

MIT's Cynthia Breazeal is the pioneer of "social robotics," a field of research which attempts to give robots social graces.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 2:54PM

Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson Joke About Superintelligent AI Turning Humans into 'Pet Labradors' on StarTalk

SpaceX founder Elon Musk and your friendly neighborhood astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joke around about superintelligence turning...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 1:32PM

Artificial Intelligence Could Be the Holy Grail for the Farming Industry

Artificial intelligence is coming soon to a farm near you. An A.I system trained to determine the condition of animals will be...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 10:01AM

The Most Amazing Images from the National Science Photography Competition

The votes are in, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is ready to announce the winners of their...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 2:08PM

AI Expert Claims Chappie's Robot Police Force May Be Close to a Reality

The titular self-aware robot in Neill Blomkamp's Chappie has been getting all of the attention in the media lately, with AI experts...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 3:02PM

Real-Life Anthropomorphic Robot Looks Just Like Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie may have been an incoherent mess overall, but the titular robot didn't disappoint. Now, Virginia Tech has...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 1:54PM

Facebook Creates Intelligence Test for AI as an Alternative to the Turing Test

While the Turing Test was undeniably groundbreaking at the time of its conception, the problems inherent to it have been...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 2:53PM

A Stanford Artificial Intelligence Researcher on Why We Don't Need to Worry About Evil Robots

So, just to give you whiplash, we're going to tell you about one expert who thinks that the fear mongering about AI is completely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 5:13PM

The 7 Biggest Existential Threats to Humanity, According to the Experts

How will the human race meet its end? There are many possibilities, but a few apocalyptic scenarios have taken hold of the public...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:06PM

AI Theorist Calls the Turing Test 'Speciesist'

"Human-like intelligence" has often been used as a benchmark for the advancement of artificial intelligence, even though AI can...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 1:34PM

Parody Video Raises Awareness of Robot Abuse

There may very well be "human" rights violations regarding sentient artificial intelligence in the future, but for now, this video is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 1:02PM

Robots Will Not Steal Your Jobs Says Chairman of Japanese Robotics Manufacturer

Robotic workers are already prolific among a number of major industries, but experts are divided on what this new robotic age means...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 9:45AM

Man Trains for Weeks to Beat Google's AI at Image Recognition - Just Barely

It looks like alarmists about artificial superintelligence might not be that far off. Stanford graduate student Andrej Karpathy went...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 3:00PM

Fire Department Called After Robot Vacuum Attacks Sleeping Owner's Head

We all knew it was just a matter of time before robots started wanting to kill us all, but the time to welcome our robot overlords...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:08PM

Navy Robot Firefighter Puts Out a Blaze for the First Time

The US Navy has created an autonomous, humanoid robot that can successfully fight fires, even as it moves at approximately the speed...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 2:35PM

Robot Assistant with 'Personality' Tells You What to Wear to Work

I suppose we'd rather have artificial intelligence that behaves like Samantha in Her than like the Terminators, but this is still a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 1:48PM