Technology

Venmo Creator Is Building Samantha from 'Her'

"Fin feels like a person — actually, it feels like a multiplicity of people, almost like a city."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 1:13PM

Google Takes Humanoid Robot ATLAS for a Walk in the Woods

With all the talk surrounding artificial intelligence, people often forget that it will likely be much easier to create a robot with...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 1:17PM

Computer Programs May Be Learning Human Prejudices

At first blush, it seems that using a completely objective, mathematical algorithm to scan resumes would eliminate the danger of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 9:50AM

A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement

Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 2:53PM

NASA Asks Freelancers to Design a Smartwatch App for Astronauts to Use on the ISS

When astronauts perform sensitive tasks on the ISS, having free hands is key. The advent of augmented reality goggles on the space...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 6:45PM

MIT Researchers Build Beer-Delivering Robots

When trying to build robots who work together, researchers often cite potential applications like rescue missions, or fire-fighting,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 4:14PM

Silicon Valley Leader on Why Artificial Intelligence Probably Won't Kill Us All

"I don't understand why the obviously smart thing to do would be to kill all the humans. The smarter I get, the less I want to kill...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 4:46PM

Watch: NAO Robots Display a Brief Moment of Self-Awareness

These days artificial intelligence is an undeniably a popular subject in both Hollywood and the world of technology. But when it...

Rhonda Dehaini
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 6:43PM

MIT Researchers Build Robot with 'Human Reflexes'

Although robots can beat us at many things, including chess, image recognition, and even IQ, it's difficult for even the most advanced...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 3:46PM

How Legos Could Revolutionize the Robotics Industry

The humble Lego could become the building block of some serious advancement in robotics.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 2:01PM

Reverend Claims AIs Have Souls, Can Be Saved by Jesus Christ

"I don't see Christ's redemption limited to human beings."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 5:09PM

Brain-Scanning Software Checks If Your Brain Is Busy Before Giving You Notifications

"I'm busy right now, Siri."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 12:28PM

Bionic Eye Successfully Implanted for the First Time

Are we on our way to bionic replacement organs? British scientists have just successfully implanted a bionic eye for the first time,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 3:36PM

What Hollywood Gets Right and Wrong About Artificial Intelligence

Scientists rank which Hollywood movies get it right, and which get it very, very wrong.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 17 July 2015 - 11:25AM

A Giant Pac-Man Is About to Start Gobbling Up Space Debris

A huge Pan-Man-esque satellite will begin devouring space junk in 2018.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 2:34PM

Scientists Grow Miniature Beating Hearts in a Lab

The little hearts were grown from skin stem cells and beat once per day.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 1:36PM

Japan Accepts America's Challenge to a Giant Robot Duel

"Just building something huge and sticking guns on it... It's super American."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 July 2015 - 4:32PM

William Hurt Calls the Plot of AMC's Humans 'Inevitable"

On AMC's Humans, eerily human-like androids called Synths have become staples in every household, as ubiquitous as iPads and iPhones....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 2:47PM

Mark Zuckerberg's Utopian/Dystopian Vision of the Future as a Shared Virtual Reality

Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to live in The Circle.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 12:38PM

How Elon Musk's $10 Million Donation Is Preventing AI from Wiping Out Humanity

The real-life Iron Man is teaching robots ethics and establishing "meaningful human control."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 - 1:29PM