Artificial Intelligence

Real-Life Anthropomorphic Robot Looks Just Like Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie may have been an incoherent mess overall, but the titular robot didn't disappoint. Now, Virginia Tech has...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 1:54PM

Facebook Creates Intelligence Test for AI as an Alternative to the Turing Test

While the Turing Test was undeniably groundbreaking at the time of its conception, the problems inherent to it have been...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 2:53PM

A Stanford Artificial Intelligence Researcher on Why We Don't Need to Worry About Evil Robots

So, just to give you whiplash, we're going to tell you about one expert who thinks that the fear mongering about AI is completely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 5:13PM

The 7 Biggest Existential Threats to Humanity, According to the Experts

How will the human race meet its end? There are many possibilities, but a few apocalyptic scenarios have taken hold of the public...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:06PM

AI Theorist Calls the Turing Test 'Speciesist'

"Human-like intelligence" has often been used as a benchmark for the advancement of artificial intelligence, even though AI can...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 1:34PM

Parody Video Raises Awareness of Robot Abuse

There may very well be "human" rights violations regarding sentient artificial intelligence in the future, but for now, this video is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 1:02PM

Robots Will Not Steal Your Jobs Says Chairman of Japanese Robotics Manufacturer

Robotic workers are already prolific among a number of major industries, but experts are divided on what this new robotic age means...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 9:45AM

Man Trains for Weeks to Beat Google's AI at Image Recognition - Just Barely

It looks like alarmists about artificial superintelligence might not be that far off. Stanford graduate student Andrej Karpathy went...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 3:00PM

Fire Department Called After Robot Vacuum Attacks Sleeping Owner's Head

We all knew it was just a matter of time before robots started wanting to kill us all, but the time to welcome our robot overlords...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:08PM

Navy Robot Firefighter Puts Out a Blaze for the First Time

The US Navy has created an autonomous, humanoid robot that can successfully fight fires, even as it moves at approximately the speed...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 2:35PM

Robot Assistant with 'Personality' Tells You What to Wear to Work

I suppose we'd rather have artificial intelligence that behaves like Samantha in Her than like the Terminators, but this is still a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 1:48PM

Microsoft Research Chief Claims AI Will Not End the Human Race

Countless films, including the upcoming Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator: Genisys, to name a few, have explored the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 3:59PM

Renowned AI Expert Makes Incredible Predictions for the Next 30 Years

We've heard a lot of inflammatory predictions about artificial intelligence in the media lately, but the predictions of Ray Kurzweil...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 3:32PM

Scientists Use a Mechanical Worm Brain to Control a Lego Robot

Worms are becoming unlikely candidates to facilitate a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Researchers from the Open Worm...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 4:21PM

Watch: Artificially Intelligent Robot Jazz Band Freestyles with a Human

What was that about creativity as the true test of artificial intelligence? In a new video from Georgia Institute of Technology,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 3:13PM

Ex Machina Scientific Advisor: Real-Life Robots Will Sooner Have Ava's Intelligence than Her Body

The upcoming film Ex Machina explores a twisted version of the Turing Test, featuring an eerily human-like robot named Ava. But is Ava...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 10:39AM

The 20 Best Responses to 'What Do You Think About Machines That Think?'

Edge's Annual Question of 2015 read: "What do you think about machines that think?" They asked a multitude of AI experts, authors,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 10:55AM

Germany Creates 'Self-Aware' Version of Super Mario Using Artificial Intelligence

A team of German researchers has just created a much smarter version of Super Mario that they claim is "self-aware," meaning it can...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 5:19PM

Swiss Police Seize Robot Who Bought Drugs on the Darknet

Today, police in Switzerland seized a robot and its contraband after it went on a Darknet shopping spree. The robot, which was called...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 2:42PM

Elon Musk Donates $10 Million to Ensure Artificial Intelligence Research Is 'Beneficial'

Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, has just donated $10 million of his own money to the Future of Life Institute, an organization...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 11:43AM