Artificial Intelligence

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

Disney Partners With Hanson Robotics to Produce AI-Driven Children's Toys Based on Disney Characters

Robotics has come a long way in the past few decades, but it hasn't come far enough just yet. The Uncanny Valley still looms large,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:04PM

Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI

We've spoken about the future of robots and humanity previously, mostly in the context of them stealing our jobs or becoming even...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM

Google Announces an AI That Surpasses Humans at Programming AIs

It's telling that the phrases 'neural network' and 'deep learning' have become just another pair of tech buzzwords, despite the fact...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:44PM

Tech Startup SeaBubbles Debuts Self-Driving, Flying Water Taxis

We're all living in the not-too-distant future. No question. After all, we've got working jetpacks (well, some of us do). We've got AI...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 11:55AM

Meet the Humans Preparing AI for the Robot Job Revolution

If science fiction has proven anything, it's that humanity is never prepared for the robot uprising. But leaving aside the prospect...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 2:35PM

Artificial Intelligence and 'Westworld': The Future of Robotics at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

Everyone who's watched Westworld is looking forward to a future that looks like this:When in fact, it may look more like this:Today,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 6:28PM

Neural Implants Could Become a Lifesaving or Unethical Part of our Future

Elon Musk has been making headlines lately for his bizarre new project (we know, again) stemming from his new Neuralink company, which...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 3:12PM

Japan's Autonomous Robot Fighting League Is Both Cute and Terrifying

We all love a good robot fight. But for those who aren't that interested in gigantic, car-crushing robots facing off in an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 11:27AM

Giant Robot Deathmatch Between America and Japan Is Officially Set for August

If there's one thing that's sorely lacking in our technology-driven modern lives, it's giant robot fights. This is all the more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 06 April 2017 - 12:05PM

Elon Musk Launches 'Neuralink' Company to Combine Our Brains with Computers

The human brain is frustratingly slow compared to digital alternatives. We store memories in confusing and bizarre ways, and while...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 3:37PM

Check Out This Awesome TEDx Talk on the Future of Automated Drones

"We live in an extraordinary era. An era where multiple technological revolutions, singular turning points transform our lives....

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 12:25PM

Watch the Outer Places Panel, Live at Columbia University's BRITE Conference

We're at Columbia University's annual BRITE Conference today, and we're hosting a panel!.  Tune into the stream below at 11:05 a.m....

Jacob Harris
Monday, 06 March 2017 - 9:51AM

Tinder Wants to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Their Dating App

Even though Tinder released a fake promo for "TinderVR" last month, a spoof on connecting people through a couple's virtual reality...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 5:17PM

Elon Musk Pushes Humans to Merge With Machines to Compete With AI

On Monday, at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Elon Musk expanded on a very radical idea — humans must merge with machines to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 3:57PM