Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Has Raised at Least $27 Million to Experiment With Merging Brains With Computers

As anyone who can't function properly without their smartphone will tell you, humans are increasingly augmenting our brains with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:48AM

Tech Seems to be Slowly Turning Humanity Into the Borg

In the Star Trek universe, the Borg is a group of alien cyborgs linked together via the collective hive mind, or "the Hive." They...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:55PM

Domino's and Ford Are Testing Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Cars

It's a sad day for teenage pizza delivery guys everywhere, but great news for those who hate waiting for pizza: Ford has teamed up...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 10:38AM

Australia is Using AI Drones to Cut Down on Shark Attacks

Sharks get a bad rep for the most part - while we're all very afraid of these pointy-toothed beasts, in most of the world, it's very...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 8:58PM

Amazon Has Created a New Artificial Intelligence to Design the Fashions of the Future

From Barbarella's daring ensembles to the mini-dresses and blazing gold communicators of the original Star Trek series to the sleek,...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 11:50AM

The Greatest Threat to Self-Driving Cars Will Be Hackers

Autonomous vehicles have been a staple of sci-fi for a while, but they're quickly becoming a promising, potentially life-saving...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 1:21PM

Elon Musk and Other Tech Experts Urge the UN To Ban 'Killer Robots'

The problem with Terminator 2's opening scene is that it makes robot murderbots look incredibly cool. If given the chance, what...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 7:14PM

Head of IBM Watson Claims AI 'Augments' Human Intelligence, Not Replaces It

Depending on which tech industry giant you're speaking to, artificial intelligence can be a touchy subject. Facebook's Mark...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 12:15PM

This Stealth Warship Runs On Linux and Doesn't Need Humans to Defend Itself

In the ongoing fight between Macs and PCs, it's hard to deny that Linux has the biggest actual firepower. Case in point: the USS...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 10:07AM

New Scientific Study Claims Robots Are More Likable When They Make Mistakes

These days, there seems to be a robot suited for just about every task. From writing songs to creating artwork, working as lawyers,...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 7:23PM

Elon Musk's OpenAI Just Beat The World's Most Unpredictable 'DotA' Player at His Own Game

It's been twenty years since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, at his own game. Since then, AI has mastered Go...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:49AM

Digital Immortality, The Future of Memory, and Sci-Fi Utopias: An Interview With Dr. Phil Frana

When you sit down with Phil Frana, you better buckle up for a conversation that ranges from the history of artificial intelligence...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 August 2017 - 3:30PM

Facebook's Translation Service Is Now Managed By AI Alone

If you've seen a post or comment from a friend on Facebook that's written in a language other than English recently, you might have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 11:26AM

Facebook's AI Created Its Own Language, so Its Creators Shut It Down

Facebook’s newest artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of communicating and negotiating with other AI, has stopped...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 8:47AM

Google's "Intelligence Designer" Says We Should Merge AI Research With Neuroscience

You might not know the name Demis Hassabis, but you’re most likely familiar with his work. Known as “Google’s Intelligence...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:06PM

Elon Musk: "Until People See Robots Going Down the Street Killing People, They Don't Know How to React"

It’s a science fiction trope as old as the genre itself: humans create incredible robots, those incredible robots rise up against...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 1:22PM

Scientists Teach Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions

In discussions surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), many people have the lingering worry in the back of their head that AI tech...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 2:12PM

Dubai Is Creating an Autonomous Robo-Car Police Force

Are you a fan of Robocop? We have good news! Terrified of the prospect that artificially intelligent robots could lead to our...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:28AM

Microsoft's AI Just Beat the All-Time High Score in 'Ms. Pac-Man'

When you think of the classic game Ms. Pacman, images of dimly lit arcades and long hours spent trying to beat the top score come to...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 11:59AM

Two AIs Go Head-to-Head on Atari's 'Breakout' to Test Deep Learning

It seems like every day brings a new AI more capable than the last. This was recently apparent with AlphaGo--it was pretty great at...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 12:09PM