Artificial Intelligence

We Have (Almost) Everything We Need to Create A Real 'Westworld'

Now that we know Westworld won't return until 2018, we have a lot of time to think about things like Blade Runner and Turing...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - 1:34PM

Stephen Hawking Says We Have 1,000 Years to Leave Earth

Stephen Hawking's latest prediction for humanity is bleak, to say the least. The renowned theoretical physicist gave a speech on...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 2:37PM

Westworld Showrunners Say Sentient Artificial Intelligence Is "Imminent"

HBO's Westworld, which takes place in an android-filled park that allows people to enact all of their darkest vices, is the latest in...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 10:16AM

Watch Pepper the Robot Learn to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Pepper the robot has been in the news in the past for a few remarkable achievements, such as guessing the mood of humans, getting its...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 4:05PM

The Director of Iron Man Is Making an Interactive VR Movie About Tiny, Adorable Gnomes

Iron Man director Jon Favreau took the stage last night at TedX Hollywood, an independently organized Ted conference that specifically...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 September 2016 - 1:33PM

UC Berkeley Launches a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley has recently given birth to the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, a place of research meant to focus on...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 8:34PM

An A.I Just Defeated a Human Fighter Pilot in Multiple Dogfight Simulations

Over the last few years, there's been a lot of talk about Tom Cruise returning for a sequel to the hit fighter pilot action flick, Top...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 5:15AM

How Far Should Driverless Cars Go To Save Your Life?

As driverless cars come closer and closer to taking over our roads, some of the issues at the heart of A.I. development still need...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 27 June 2016 - 6:24AM

Elon Musk Wants to Create Robots to Carry Out Household Chores

There's probably not many things that scare Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk - but the billionaire admits that one of his...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 6:09AM

Meet The First Robot Ever To Break a Law of Robotics

Isaac Asimov's three rules of robotics are simple: "[1] A robot may not injust a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 10:20AM

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