Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Google's DeepMind Can Now Create Fake Photos That Look Totally Realistic

A few weeks ago, we covered Congress' letter to the Director of National Intelligence, which asked the agency to look into...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 12:41PM

The One Word That Separates Humans From Robots in New Minimal Turing Test Isn't What You'd Expect

The book Everybody Poops is a fun way to teach children about the wonders of potty training, but the author may want to be update it...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:51AM

Science Proves Your Band Sucks: Artificial Intelligence Writes Better Indie Songs Than You Do

One of the comforts of being human in the early tech age was knowing that there were certain things that computers would never be able...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 1:03PM

Disinformation War: US Politicians Say 'Deepfake' Technology Can Post a Threat to National Security

Reality is turning into a battleground, just like dystopian fiction said it would: a new study has found that Russian agents were...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:54AM

Taking Your Banal Jobs: Creator of Google's Self-Driving Car Program Wants to Automate Office Drudgery

You can be forgiven for mistaking the name "Cresta" for a kind of toothpaste or pharmaceutical--though the company's focus is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:19AM

Artificial Emotional Intelligence: Would You Swipe Right On These Fake Tinder Bios Written By Bots?

Love is more than Xs and Os—in the age of online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, finding someone to connect with depends more...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 10:39AM

Recalculating...NASA Developing GPS for Space Using Artificial Intelligence

Every good space crew needs a great astrogator. Charting a course through stars and debris fields is a lot harder than driving...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:17AM

Still Better Than 'Twilight:' Robot With Artificial Intelligence Being Trained to Act for Upcoming Movie

Westworld invited us into a world where the only way to tell if someone was a human or a robot was to tell them to "freeze all motor...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 10:08AM

Want to Find Out the Moment of Your Death? Google's Deep-Learning AI Can Tell You

If it was possible, would you want to learn the moment when you will die? If Google's new artificial intelligence is as sophisticated...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 1:21PM

Researchers Just Created a New AI That Can Predict What Humans Will Do in the Future

Apparently, teaching artificial intelligence to read our innermost thoughts or turning them in terrifying psychopaths isn't...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:27PM

New Study Says Bees Understand the Concept of Zero—And That Could Transform AI

Despite having tiny brains, bees can communicate with one another via elaborate dances, build their hives out of lattices of hexagonal...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 11:28AM

MIT Justed Created the First 'Psychopath AI' in History... And It's Just as Scary as That Sounds

Between Boston Dynamics' headless, door-opening cyborg dogs, Omron Automation's empathy chips for robots, and MIT Media Lab's new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 12:23PM

Amazon Is Now Quietly Selling AI-Enhanced Facial 'Rekognition' Tech to the Government

As fascinating as they are ethically dubious, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology have been creeping into almost...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:44AM

An Artificial Intelligence is Taught to Tell Jokes, and the Results are Almost Funny

It's always fascinating to watch an AI program attempt creative tasks — partly because of the philosophical questions that come...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 7:19PM

Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM

Google Assistant Can Now Make Perfectly Human-Sounding Phone Calls with Google Duplex and It's the Worst Thing Ever

One announcement Google made at their 2018 I/O developer conference has generated a firestorm of controversy.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:28AM

New Phone, Who Dis? Google Rebrands Research Division as 'Google AI' Mere Days Before Conference

Google Research has been completely absorbed by a new division: make way for the new Google AI.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:05PM

Self-Driving Uber Detected the Pedestrian It Killed – But Still Didn't Stop

The self-driving Uber that killed an Arizona woman may have recognized the pedestrian as an obstacle – but decided not to stop.

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 10:59AM