Artificial Intelligence

As AI and Robots Become Commonplace, More People are Identifying as 'Digisexuals'

The idea of humans falling in love with ostensibly inanimate or insentient objects is nothing new. In Metamorphoses, the Roman poet...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 12:49PM

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

According to a press release, engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot that pushes the inevitability of self-aware...

Staff
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:42PM

DARPA Seeks to Make AI Robots More Moral and Less Potentially Psychopathic By Teaching Them Manners

In the original 1979 Alien, the crew of the Nostromo is effectively sabotaged by its science officer, Ash, a Hyperdyne Systems...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 10:57AM

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

Facebook Is Using AI to Prevent Suicides, But Privacy Advocates Are Concerned

We talk a lot about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and the evils of social media, but there are some really positive...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:12PM

DARPA Wants To Use Insect Brains to Control Robots

Because strapping backpacks on bees and making them do our bidding is not enough, DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 11:17AM

Still Sharing Your Netflix Password? This Company's AI Will Find You and Rat You Out

So many streaming services, so little money. We won't ask for a show of hands, but everyone knows someone who "borrows" Netflix, Hulu,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 11:47AM

New AI Named DeepGestalt Can Identify Genetic Disorders Just By Looking at Your Face

Artificial intelligence has already been used to implement facial recognition at airports, leading at least one organization to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 2:20PM

DARPA Proposes An AI That Can Monitor The Entire World For Threats

DARPA already has a reputation as the mad scientist lab of the defense industry (even if they try to deny their work on metahumans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 1:43PM

Russian AI Robot 'Killed' by a Self-Driving Tesla at CES 2019... Or Was It?

While the world's largest (and some of its smallest) tech companies were inside showing off the latest and greatest in innovative...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 12:01PM

Arizona Residents Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars and Trying to Run Them Out of Their Neighborhoods

In the wake of the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car, people have become understandably suspicious of AI-powered vehicles...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 1:23PM

An AI Figured Out How to Cheat at its Job and Hide the Evidence From Humans

Whether it's rubber-banding in Mario Kart or fudging moves in Street Fighter, AI will do whatever it needs to stay a step ahead of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:46PM

Elon Musk Says AI Could Live on Mars Before Humans

One giant leap for mankind? Maybe not. Futurism reports that SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk was asked by a follower via Twitter...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 1:26PM

Amazon's Alexa Tells User to Kill Foster Parents During Chatbot Experiment

Most Amazon Alexa owners count on their devices to share information about the weather, the day's events, or random facts from the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 10:43AM

Hackers Can Break Into Your Phone Using 3D-Printed Faces

Using biometrics seems like a smart way to protect your data since you're the only you, but it turns out that hackers have access to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:18PM

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

Taylor Swift Secretly Scanned Concert-Goers Faces at the Rose Bowl to Search for Stalkers

We're used to weird, vaguely dystopian news surrounding "digital celebrities" like Lil Miquela, but we didn't expect Taylor Swift to...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 12:32PM

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