Artificial Intelligence

Next-Level DeepFakes: Japanese AI Automatically Creates Full-Body Images of People Who Do Not Exist

There are some stories that are just difficult to really wrap our heads around: no clever lede, references to replicants, or science...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 12:24PM

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

You've may have noticed that Outer Places regards the implementation of AI-based surveillance – whether in the form of facial...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 9:24AM

Company With Creepy AI That Recognizes Emotions Aims to 'Understand All Things Human'

Affectiva, an American start-up company that successfully built an AI learning system that can recognize human emotions by analyzing...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 2:45PM

Developers Create Genderless Voice For AI, Citing Need to 'Break Down the Gender Binary'

Perhaps it's a sign of my advanced age, but I've never felt compelled to endow any of my technological gadgets with gendered pronouns,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 1:58PM

NVIDIA's New AI Turns Crappy Sketches Into Photorealistic Masterworks

No matter how much time some people spend lulled into quiet artistic contemplation by syndicated episodes of The Joy of Painting...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 9:39AM

No Surprises Here: Algorithm Proves to Be Better Than Humans in Detecting Fake News

One of sharpest truths you learn as you realize that arguing with people – either on the Internet or elsewhere – is a waste of...

Gart Williams
Monday, 18 March 2019 - 3:42PM

This AI Detects Shoplifters Before They Steal, But There's Something Even Creepier About It

VAAK, a Japanese startup, has developed artificial intelligence software that can detect suspicious human body language in potential...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 March 2019 - 11:53AM

OpenAI Writes So Well That Creators Won't Release It, Fearing Flood of Disinformation

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by Elon Musk and whose website touts a vision of "discovering and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 11:46AM

As AI and Robots Become Commonplace, More People are Identifying as 'Digisexuals'

The idea of humans falling in love with ostensibly inanimate or insentient objects is nothing new. In Metamorphoses, the Roman poet...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 12:49PM

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

According to a press release, engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot that pushes the inevitability of self-aware...

Staff
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:42PM

DARPA Seeks to Make AI Robots More Moral and Less Potentially Psychopathic By Teaching Them Manners

In the original 1979 Alien, the crew of the Nostromo is effectively sabotaged by its science officer, Ash, a Hyperdyne Systems...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 10:57AM

Poker-Playing AI Tapped For Military Use In $10M Pentagon Deal

In the 1983 film War Games, a teenage hacker accesses WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a military supercomputer programmed to...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 12:50PM

Facebook Is Using AI to Prevent Suicides, But Privacy Advocates Are Concerned

We talk a lot about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and the evils of social media, but there are some really positive...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:12PM

DARPA Wants To Use Insect Brains to Control Robots

Because strapping backpacks on bees and making them do our bidding is not enough, DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 11:17AM

Still Sharing Your Netflix Password? This Company's AI Will Find You and Rat You Out

So many streaming services, so little money. We won't ask for a show of hands, but everyone knows someone who "borrows" Netflix, Hulu,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 11:47AM

New AI Named DeepGestalt Can Identify Genetic Disorders Just By Looking at Your Face

Artificial intelligence has already been used to implement facial recognition at airports, leading at least one organization to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 2:20PM

DARPA Proposes An AI That Can Monitor The Entire World For Threats

DARPA already has a reputation as the mad scientist lab of the defense industry (even if they try to deny their work on metahumans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 1:43PM

Russian AI Robot 'Killed' by a Self-Driving Tesla at CES 2019... Or Was It?

While the world's largest (and some of its smallest) tech companies were inside showing off the latest and greatest in innovative...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 12:01PM

Arizona Residents Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars and Trying to Run Them Out of Their Neighborhoods

In the wake of the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car, people have become understandably suspicious of AI-powered vehicles...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 1:23PM

An AI Figured Out How to Cheat at its Job and Hide the Evidence From Humans

Whether it's rubber-banding in Mario Kart or fudging moves in Street Fighter, AI will do whatever it needs to stay a step ahead of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:46PM