Artificial Intelligence

In the Robotic Revolution, Gender Equality May Take a Hit

There has long been public anxiety about robots rendering certain jobs obsolete, but it turns out women might have more to worry...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 3:06PM

Will We Someday Use Child Sex Robots to Treat Pedophiles?

If we create robots that look like children, the uncanny valley may be the least of our problems. At a robot ethics panel at Berkeley...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 3:13PM

Neuroscientists Boycott Upcoming Project to Build an Artificial Brain

The European Union just gave the Human Brain Project 1.2 billion euros to build an artificial human brain using a network of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 July 2014 - 11:28AM

The Real Reason We Haven't Created Artificial Intelligence Yet

"We don’t yet understand how brains work, so we can’t build one."   Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and author of "Who Owns...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 12:16PM

British Minister Says Robots Will Take Over White-Collar Jobs First

David Willetts, British Minister of University and Science, claims that "robots will take over middle-class professions" before manual...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 10:05AM

Can We Give Artificial Intelligence Free Will?

A recent study from UC Davis that found a kind of "neural noise" in the human brain may aid researchers in creating a more "human"...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 12:26PM

Meet Bob, Europe's First Robotic Security Guard

Meet Bob, Birmingham University's new security guard robot who has been working alongside security guards at a firm in Twekesbury for...

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 10:36AM

Police Officers Turn to Robocops for Moral Guidance

Law enforcement has enlisted the help of computers to ensure that they respect suspects' privacy, under the theory that computers are...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 June 2014 - 10:40AM

Skynet Lives! Turing Test Passed For The First Time

Meet Eugene Goostman - a seemingly normal 13 year old boy. He's from Odessa, Ukraine, and doesn't speak English very well. He likes...

Monday, 09 June 2014 - 12:50PM

Artificial Intelligence Named Pepper Can Read Human Emotions

Japanese company Softbank has unveiled Pepper, a robot that can purportedly read human emotions.   The robot has an "emotional...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 9:50AM

Ethical Robots and Deleting Memories - Four Ways Science Met Science Fiction

Science found new ways to make us feel like we're living in a real-life sci-fi movie last week, but not all of the stories were...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 10:28AM

The Many Ways That Science Met Science Fiction Last Week

Yet again the past week has seen science meet science fiction in the coolest ways imaginable. There were some giant leaps made in the...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 5:11PM