Dystopias

Alexa, Where's My Privacy? Amazon Reportedly Developing Emotion-Detecting Wearables

Color me hypervigilant, but I'm just a little skeptical when it comes to the benevolence touted by tech companies when it comes to...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 12:15PM

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

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

Sobering Video Shows What the World Would Look Like if Humans Suddenly Vanished

The final paragraph of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Road, which imagines the world after a nuclear holocaust, is...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 11:29AM

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

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

Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

Attack of the Drones: 800 Flights Canceled After Rogue UAVs Shut Down London Airport

Traveling around the holidays is always a nightmare, but for those going in and out of London's Gatwick Airport yesterday it was pure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 9:35AM

New Study Shows AI-Generated Faces Are Becoming Inseparable From Reality

We previously reported on Google's DeepMind AI being able to generate new, photorealistic images of scenes that never existed, as well...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:39PM

Facial Recognition Technology Is a Burgeoning Threat to Freedom, AI Report Says

If you thought the face of AI oppression was going to take the form of robots going down the street killing people (as Elon Musk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:30AM

New Documentary Explores the Dark Side of China's Massively Popular Livestream Industry

Over the years, we've covered some stuff that seemed straight out of a cyberpunk novel, from technology that may allow you to control...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:45PM

Set Your Doomsday Clocks: Experts Say AI Will Match Human Intelligence By 2062

It was fun while it lasted, guys. We all knew that the day would come when humanity would spark the flame that would destroy the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 12:56PM

You Can Control A Living Person On Halloween Night With This Unnerving MIT Augmented Reality Game

While everyone is playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and Black Ops 4, developers and engineers at the MIT Media Lab are going for a game...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 1:29PM

This New Surveillance AI Can Pick You Out Of The Crowd Based On Your Height, Gender, And Shirt Color

Machine learning and neural nets have been adapted to everything from writing fortune cookie messages to developing new drugs, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Facial Recognition at Airports? Washington Dulles Unveils Big Brother System To Speed Up Boarding And Security Checks

If there's one thing society can agree on, it's that going through airport security and waiting to board a plane sucks. From arriving...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 2:06PM

Global Overshoot Day Reveals We Consume The Natural Resources Of 1.7 Earths... And It's Only Getting Worse

Each year the Global Footprint Network (GFN), an international environment think tank, assesses how much of the Earth's resources...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 - 10:49AM

#Instafamous: How CGI Influencers Will Soon Replace Humans on Social Media

Companies are manufacturing computer-generated influencers-slash-models to sell you on their products.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:47AM

Facebook Is Mining Your Instagram Photos to Train Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has secretly used billions of publicly available photos on Instagram to teach software how to better identify objects.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 9:38AM

Uber Ratings for Humans: Bad 'Social Credit' Will Get You Banned From Trains in China

If you thought erasing historical events like Tiananmen Square from search engines and instituting facial tracking across the country...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:40AM