Artificial Intelligence

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

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

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM

MIT Artificial Intelligence 'RoadTracer' Can Map Out Roads More Efficiently Than Humans

Traditional paper maps may still exist, but in the age of smartphones, they've become something of a novelty while more people rely...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 7:23PM

New AI Technology Can See Through Your Poker Face

If you thought Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were on the cutting edge when it comes to violating privacy, you haven't seen anything...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:55AM

An Artificial Intelligence Learns How to Navigate Cities Using Only Google Street View

It's not easy to navigate without a map. Even if you've lived in a certain city for your entire life, there's occasionally going to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 4:33PM

CRNS Scientists Just Created an AI That Searches for Alien Life-Hosting Habitable Planets

In the search for life beyond our planet, things are a little more complicated than just launching ourselves into space, receiving a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 12:23PM

Neural Network Creates Bizarre Names For 'Dungeons & Dragons' Monsters

Results tend to be mixed when an artificial intelligence does something creative. And when you ask an AI to play an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 6:13PM

EPFL Scientists Say New Memory-Deleting Method Could Stop AI From Destroying Humanity (Even the Terminator)

The problem with a giant red "OFF" button on an incredibly powerful artificial intelligence is that the AI will eventually try to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Artificial Intelligence Finds Over 6000 Lunar Craters Undiscovered By Humans

Despite living in the highly advanced 21st century, there's still some things we do the old fashioned way. For example, our list of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 7:29PM

XPrize Foundation Contest: $10M If You Can Build a Working Robot Avatar

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the robot avatar. Fans of science fiction in general, and video games in particular, dream of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:41PM

Your Dead Loved Ones Can Now Live on as 'Black Mirror'-Style AI Copies

Just so we're clear, Black Mirror is not supposed to be an instructional series that's filled with good ideas for the future.In the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:33AM