Artificial Intelligence

Alexa Using Self-Learning Techniques to Make Conversations More Natural

After watching the darkly humorous short film L1ZY (which deals with an insidious digital home assistant that goes a little too...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 12:40PM

DeepMind Publishes Research Surrounding AlphaZero, the Game-Playing AI: It's Becoming Smarter

Back in 2016, DeepMind's AlphaGo won the "Match of the Century" against Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol, conquering one of the last bastions...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11:59AM

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

'Minority Report?' New AI Program Aims to Predict Violent Crime Before It Happens

The UK is testing a new system that sounds suspiciously like Minority Report, sans the watery tank full of bald women hooked up to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:52PM

AI Inspired by HAL 9000 Managed Not to Kill Its Simulated Astronaut Crew

The Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey is so iconic that you probably know some of the major plot points even if you...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:07PM

Researchers Trick Phone's Fingerprint Reader With AI-Generated 'MasterPrints'

Get ready to see this little piece of tech in the next Mission Impossible movie: AI-generated thumb prints capable of fooling a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:54PM

Google's Smart Compose AI Blocks Gender-Based Pronouns to Avoid Bias

Artificial intelligence and the companies behind the technology are often criticized when things go wrong, but rarely are developers...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:46PM

Tech CEO: Artificial Intelligence Toilets Will Soon Scan Your Poop to Diagnose Illness

Despite the frightening implications, most people aren't surprised anymore when it's announced that China has a new virtual news...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:20PM

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

China Debuts Virtual News Anchor With Artificial Intelligence... And It's Disturbingly Realistic

Personality is a big part of what makes news anchors successful and why people tune in to watch them, at least here in the United...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 11:13AM

Chinese AI Company Can Identify People Based on How They Walk...Just Like 'Mission Impossible'

If you thought burning off your fingerprints, hiding your face, and shaving your head was enough to evade identification by the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 12:45PM

EU Airports Are Testing New AI Lie Detectors to Spot Suspicious Passengers

Despite all the scientists, futurists, and tech leaders warning the world to carefully control the development of artificial...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 12:10PM

Meet AttnGAN: A New AI That Creates Nightmarish Images Inspired By Your Words

Creativity has long been the domain of humanity, but a new AI program called AttnGAN may pose a bold (if surreal) challenge to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 2:22PM

Christie's Has Auctioned Off Its First Piece of AI Art for $432,500

Modern art has become infamous for selling ridiculous novelties for insane prices (such as an artist's messy, blood-stained bed or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:01PM

MIT Students Have Trained An AI To Ruin Pizza

We didn't draw the line at writing music, acting, telling jokes, or even writing fortunes for fortune cookies, but now they're coming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 1:21PM

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

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

How Advanced AI Chatbots Will Become the Next Propaganda Threat

Artificial intelligence is getting better at driving cars and recognizing photos, but one of the things AI still struggles with is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:25PM

Can You Tell the Difference Between These AI-Generated Fortune Cookie Messages and the Real Thing?

When people talk about artificial intelligence taking human jobs, we didn't expect one of them to be "fortune cookie writer."...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:01PM

Deep Learning AI Makes 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Better By Adding Harrison Ford

First of all, this is not going to be a debate about what was or wasn't wrong with Solo: A Star Wars Story or a discussion about why...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 9:58AM