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"The robots are coming for your jobs! " That was the gist of numerous news reports following the release of the 2016 U.S. Economic Report of the President.
Creativity is alive and well at Samsung, which is developing several cool devices in its labs, including a home companion robot called Otto. The multi-talented robot can answer questions and double as a part-time security system when needed.
YouTube has figured out a way to get deeper inside your head. The Internet's biggest video site on Tuesday rolled out a smarter machine learning engine on its iOS and Android mobile apps, allowing it to serve up better recommendations for viewers.
Recent films depicting human-machine romance could soon be a reality, as more people are becoming comfortable with the idea of dating robots. Researchers have found that one in four young people in the UK would happily date a robot - as long as it looked like a real-life human being.
In January, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington DC gave its annual Luddite Award to "a loose coalition of scientists and luminaries who stirred fear and hysteria in 2015 by raising alarms that artificial intelligence (AI) could spell doom for humanity". The winners -- if that is the correct word -- included pioneering inventor Elon Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking.
When Andrew Ng joined Google from Stanford University in 2011, he was among a trickle of artificial-intelligence (AI) experts in academia taking up roles in industry. Five years later, demand for expertise in AI is booming -- and a torrent of researchers is following Ng's lead.
Every decade or so, a new era of computing comes along that shapes everything we do. Much of the 90s was about client-server and Windows PCs.
AI may have trounced humanity in the ancient game of Go, but it remains untested in countless other gaming arenas. Case in point: Doom, which, it turns out, will be the technology's next big challenge.
Google parent company Alphabet published first quarter financial results after the bell on Thursday, and the numbers missed the mark. The tech giant reported a net income of $5.248 billion, or $6.02 per share (statement).
Although the idea of living forever seems to be rooted firmly in the realms of science fiction, it may not be the futuristic pipe dream once thought. Ray Kurzweil, an author who describes himself as a futurist and works on Google's machine learning project, predicts that by 2029, humans will be extending their lives considerably or even indefinitely.
The reason you're hearing more about robots these days has a lot to do with non-robotic technologies. After all, for the last fifty years mechanical engineers have been able to make some pretty snazzy machines that move on their own.
My wife can spend up to eight hours a day typing reports in Microsoft Word 2010 and due to RSI issues, is thinking about investing in some speech recognition software. There seems to be a huge diversity in the price of these, and we need to know how much we should spend and how reliable they are.
A program designed by MIT to battle hackers is example of effective artificial intelligence and human collaboration. South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo.
MIT has offered courses on everything from pirate training to "street-fighting math," but a new robotics class is truly one for the birds. This spring, a hands-on course housed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) took students on a trip to "Duckietown.
If you encountered a robot on the street, you would want it to give you the right of way instead of just rolling over your foot, right? Making room for a passerby is simple, but it's just one of the many human "values" that we seek to make our increasingly prolific machine creations obey.
Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a patent holding company to resolve a 5-year-old lawsuit accusing Siri of infringing one of its patents. Apple will pay the money to Marathon Patent Group, the parent company of Texas firm Dynamic Advances, which held an exclusive license to a 2007 patent covering natural language user interfaces for enterprise databases.
China's LeEco has unveiled an electric autonomous vehicle that it says will surpass Tesla's Model S in 'all aspects of performance'. Dubbed LeSEE, the sleek pearly white sedan has memory foam seats, Knight Rider-style voice activation, an automatic driving mode and a steering wheel that folds toward the dash when the car is set to autopilot.
It's becoming easier than ever to converse with a robot -- with products and applications like Facebook Messenger, Apple's Siri, the Amazon Echo chatbot Alexa, and Google Now. Tech companies are betting big on conversational bots as the next big thing.