Artificial Intelligence

Author Says Humans Could Form Emotional Attachments to Robots

I've always thought it was a little strange to hear anyone express affection for a product – particularly technological products –...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 12:41PM

Is It Reasonable to Expect Facial Recognition to Identify Transgender and Non-Binary People?

On Tuesday, Forbes published an article by contributor Jesse Damiani titled "New Research Reveals Facial Recognition Software...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 01 November 2019 - 3:06PM

Two Military Experts Propose Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Nuclear Weapons

It doesn't take incredibly insightful or prolonged meditation to realize that the arms race that emerged from the ruins of World War...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 05 September 2019 - 10:55AM

New Vaccine Developed With AI Will Be Tested on Humans in the United States

A "turbo-charged" flu vaccine developed using artificial intelligence (AI) is about to undergo human trials in the United States....

Gart Williams
Monday, 08 July 2019 - 9:26AM

Photo Wake-Up AI Brings Figures From Still Photos to Life

Watching the rapid evolution of AI and the related disciplines of alt-reality is one of the best things about working for Outer...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 17 June 2019 - 9:46AM

Deepfake Master Known Only as 'Ctrl Shift Face' Turns SNL's Bill Hader into Arnold Schwarzenegger

An incredibly compelling deepfake artist calling himself Ctrl Shift Face is getting attention from around the world for his incredible...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 2:40PM

AI-Powered Robot Can Draw Portraits From Sight... And it Has an Upcoming Exhibition

The word "create" comes from the Latin verb creare, which means "to make, bring forth, produce, procreate, beget, cause." Humans...

Gart Williams
Monday, 10 June 2019 - 1:36PM

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

Next-Level DeepFakes: Japanese AI Automatically Creates Full-Body Images of People Who Do Not Exist

There are some stories that are just difficult to really wrap our heads around: no clever lede, references to replicants, or science...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 12:24PM

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

You've may have noticed that Outer Places regards the implementation of AI-based surveillance – whether in the form of facial...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 9:24AM

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

Developers Create Genderless Voice For AI, Citing Need to 'Break Down the Gender Binary'

Perhaps it's a sign of my advanced age, but I've never felt compelled to endow any of my technological gadgets with gendered pronouns,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 1:58PM

NVIDIA's New AI Turns Crappy Sketches Into Photorealistic Masterworks

No matter how much time some people spend lulled into quiet artistic contemplation by syndicated episodes of The Joy of Painting...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 9:39AM

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

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

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