Artificial Intelligence

How Will The World End? An Infographical Guide To Every Potential Apocalypse

The apocalypse is coming. We don't know what it will be, we don't know when it will happen, but we do know that the idea that humans...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 11:10AM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2014

DNA survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere   [Credit: NASA]   NASA recently found that DNA coated onto the exterior of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 2:46PM

British Roboticists to Test Whether Robots Can Be Ethical

With big names in science and tech alike warning humanity of the dangers of a hostile robot takeover, researchers from the University...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 3:31PM

Facebook Plots an AI that Will Tell You Not to Post Drunk Selfies

Almost everyone who has a Facebook has posted a picture that they've ultimately regretted. Out of the goodness of their hearts (I...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 11:46AM

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Spell the End of the Human Race

Artificial intelligence alarmism is running rampant these days, between Elon Musk claiming that creating artificial intelligence is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - 4:39PM

Computer Program Beats Scientists at Indexing Experimental Data

In August, a supercomputer managed to predict scientific discoveries. Now, computers continue to threaten scientists with...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 December 2014 - 2:46PM

Turing Test Alternative Lovelace 2.0 Tests AI for Original Thought

The Turing test may soon be a thing of the past, as the newly standardized Lovelace 2.0 test, which will be officially proposed in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 3:55PM

Elon Musk: Killer Robots Will Arrive Within Five Years

Elon Musk is at it again. In the last year, he's made a series of incendiary claims about artificial intelligence: that it is a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 2:02PM

Philosophers Claim that Robots Masquerading as Humans Increases the Evil in the World

In June, chatbot Eugene Goostman became the first robot to pass the Turing test, a test for "true" artificial intelligence which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 3:56PM

UK Computer Scientists Are Trying to Build Real-Life Ultron - A Computer That Can Upgrade Itself

In the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man builds an AI that features humanlike intelligence, self-awareness and, most...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 3:06PM

Elon Musk: Creating Artificial Intelligence Is Akin to Summoning a Demon

In 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired an episode in which technology enthusiasts downloaded a contained demon into a robot vessel,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 12:39PM

What the Terminator Series Gets Wrong About Artificial Intelligence and Self-Awareness

Skynet from the Terminator series is the archetypal representation of artificial intelligence in science fiction. And according to the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 5:29PM

Composer To Stage Opera Performed by Androids

The work of Keiichiro Shibuya may give a whole new meaning to electronic music, as he plans to stage an opera performed by androids in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:36PM

Nick Bostrom: Technology is a Bigger Threat to Humanity than Global Warming

Science fiction has offered all sorts of creative and entertaining explanations for the end of humanity, from killer asteroids to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 1:58PM

Watch Two AI Chatbots Insult Each Other and Have an Existential Crisis

"I am not an artificial intelligence. I am an actual intelligence."     IVONA software and GoAnimate collaborated to create...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 10:33AM

Mindclones: Futurist Predicts We'll Have Sentient Digital Copies of Our Minds Within Twenty Years

Would an exact copy of a mind, but in digital format, have the same rights as a human being? Futurist, CEO, lawyer, human rights...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 September 2014 - 11:39AM

MIT Computer Scientist Answers the Question: Can A Mechanical Brain Achieve Consciousness?

Science fiction is filled with narratives about self-aware artificial intelligence, from Terminator to C-3PO to Spielberg's A.I. to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 2:38PM

Futurist Predicts We'll Be Able to Upload Our Thoughts onto the iCloud by 2030

The direction of human evolution is unclear; depending on whom you ask, there are trends towards a superintelligent new species of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 10:42AM

3-D Printed Robotic Birds Pass Bird Version of Turing Test

According to Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence, an AI can be considered truly intelligent when it has the ability to pass...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:08PM

Will Superintelligent Modified Humans Cease to Be Human?

Should transhumanism be replaced with posthumanism? Transhumanism is a broad term for the belief that humans will someday evolve...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 4:15PM