Artificial Intelligence

Fire Department Called After Robot Vacuum Attacks Sleeping Owner's Head

We all knew it was just a matter of time before robots started wanting to kill us all, but the time to welcome our robot overlords...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:08PM

Navy Robot Firefighter Puts Out a Blaze for the First Time

The US Navy has created an autonomous, humanoid robot that can successfully fight fires, even as it moves at approximately the speed...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 2:35PM

Robot Assistant with 'Personality' Tells You What to Wear to Work

I suppose we'd rather have artificial intelligence that behaves like Samantha in Her than like the Terminators, but this is still a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 1:48PM

Microsoft Research Chief Claims AI Will Not End the Human Race

Countless films, including the upcoming Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator: Genisys, to name a few, have explored the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 3:59PM

Renowned AI Expert Makes Incredible Predictions for the Next 30 Years

We've heard a lot of inflammatory predictions about artificial intelligence in the media lately, but the predictions of Ray Kurzweil...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 3:32PM

Scientists Use a Mechanical Worm Brain to Control a Lego Robot

Worms are becoming unlikely candidates to facilitate a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Researchers from the Open Worm...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 4:21PM

Watch: Artificially Intelligent Robot Jazz Band Freestyles with a Human

What was that about creativity as the true test of artificial intelligence? In a new video from Georgia Institute of Technology,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 3:13PM

Ex Machina Scientific Advisor: Real-Life Robots Will Sooner Have Ava's Intelligence than Her Body

The upcoming film Ex Machina explores a twisted version of the Turing Test, featuring an eerily human-like robot named Ava. But is Ava...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 10:39AM

The 20 Best Responses to 'What Do You Think About Machines that Think?'

Edge's Annual Question of 2015 read: "What do you think about machines that think?" They asked a multitude of AI experts, authors,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 10:55AM

Germany Creates 'Self-Aware' Version of Super Mario Using Artificial Intelligence

A team of German researchers has just created a much smarter version of Super Mario that they claim is "self-aware," meaning it can...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 5:19PM

Swiss Police Seize Robot Who Bought Drugs on the Darknet

Today, police in Switzerland seized a robot and its contraband after it went on a Darknet shopping spree. The robot, which was called...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 2:42PM

Elon Musk Donates $10 Million to Ensure Artificial Intelligence Research Is 'Beneficial'

Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, has just donated $10 million of his own money to the Future of Life Institute, an organization...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 11:43AM

Robotic Geisha Can Make Conversation, Sing, and Cry

The newest creepily realistic android from Japan was presented at CES today, a robotic geisha from Toshiba named ChihiraAico....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 3:59PM

How Will The World End? An Infographical Guide To Every Potential Apocalypse

The apocalypse is coming. We don't know what it will be, we don't know when it will happen, but we do know that the idea that humans...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 11:10AM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2014

DNA survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere   [Credit: NASA]   NASA recently found that DNA coated onto the exterior of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 2:46PM

British Roboticists to Test Whether Robots Can Be Ethical

With big names in science and tech alike warning humanity of the dangers of a hostile robot takeover, researchers from the University...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 3:31PM

Facebook Plots an AI that Will Tell You Not to Post Drunk Selfies

Almost everyone who has a Facebook has posted a picture that they've ultimately regretted. Out of the goodness of their hearts (I...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 11:46AM

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Spell the End of the Human Race

Artificial intelligence alarmism is running rampant these days, between Elon Musk claiming that creating artificial intelligence is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - 4:39PM

Computer Program Beats Scientists at Indexing Experimental Data

In August, a supercomputer managed to predict scientific discoveries. Now, computers continue to threaten scientists with...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 December 2014 - 2:46PM

Turing Test Alternative Lovelace 2.0 Tests AI for Original Thought

The Turing test may soon be a thing of the past, as the newly standardized Lovelace 2.0 test, which will be officially proposed in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 3:55PM