Technology

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

Tech Company Signs On to Build First Full-Scale Hyperloop Track Next Year

A crowdfunded tech company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just got one step closer to making Elon Musk's dreams come...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 3:01PM

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

The Best of #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Technology and science-oriented radio program Science Friday recently discussed the potential for technology to lead to unforeseen...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:03PM

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

Tomatan: The Wearable Tomato-Shaped Robot Who Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Today on our "why does this exist?" segment, Japanese vegetable juice company Kagome has built a tomato-shaped robot that feeds you...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 4:21PM

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

Watch: Star Wars-Style Spherical Robot to Guard US Marines

Remember the robot in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was essentially an adorable spherical version of R2D2?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:18PM

Performance Artist to Live as Someone Else for 28 Days Through Virtual Reality

UK performance artist Mark Farid is getting ready to plug into the Matrix. For 28 days, he will essentially live someone else's life,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 6:14PM

Hitachi Designs a Dystopian 'Happiness Monitor' for Employers to Track Workers' Emotions

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has just invented a new "workplace happiness monitor" in order to help employers boost morale in the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:45AM

Scientists Could Engineer the Earth So It Reflects the Sun's Rays - But They Shouldn't

In the 2013 film Snowpiercer, Earth is plunged into an ice age after a botched attempt to combat global warming by releasing a climate...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 1:15PM

Watch Live Feed of Tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

After their explosive attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket on a barge last month, SpaceX is already prepared to give it another try....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 2:00PM

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

Wikipedia Re-Imagined as an Interactive Galaxy, with 100,000 Pages as Stars

If you've ever gotten lost down the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia, then you'll understand the metaphor. Parisian student Owen Cornec...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:13AM

New Nanotechnology Technique Successfully Treats Deadly Brain Cancer in Rats

Brain tumors, or gliomas, are one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are often ineffective...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 1:44PM

MIT Scientists Close to Creating Holograms By Using Sound to Manipulate Light

Although 3-D films are all the rage these days, we still haven't actually mastered holography, or holograms, as they're affectionately...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 3:24PM

Microsoft Research Chief Claims AI Will Not End the Human Race

Countless films, including the upcoming Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator: Genisys, to name a few, have explored the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 3:59PM