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Home devices, such as the Amazon Echo, respond to verbal questions and commands. But are such gadgets collecting conversations meant to be left private?
Channel 4 has announced there will be a second series of Humans, its most successful drama in 20 years, ahead of the show's highly anticipated season finale on Sunday night. Set in a parallel present, Humans has prompted widespread debate about artificial intelligence.
Introducing Cubic: the new personal assistant for everything in your life. We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo.
Throughout human history, experts have often highlighted these artistic innovations, using them to judge a painting’s relative worth. But can a painting’s level of creativity be quantified by Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Today's technological frontiers are paving the way for real Robocop patrols in the future. To function, Alex Murphy -- the man who becomes RoboCop -- needs neural implants.
A philosopher is perhaps the last person you'd expect to have a hand in designing your next car, but that's exactly what one expert on self-driving vehicles has in mind. Chris Gerdes, a professor at Stanford University, leads a research lab that is experimenting with sophisticated hardware and software for automated driving.
Microsoft's Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade starting today for many users of Windows 7 or 8. Anyone who has the home or professional versions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 now has a year to take advantage of the offer.
When researchers used to try to diagnose and treat diseases, they would often search for one mutation on a single gene that was causing the problem. Or maybe they would look for average effects of a mutation that led to a disease across the entire population.
Fresh out of Harvard in 2005, Leila Janah landed a job as a management consultant. One of her first assignments took her to Mumbai, where she traveled by auto-rickshaw to a sleek outsourcing center staffed by well-educated Indians from middle-class families.
Killer robots might seem like a plot point from a summer blockbuster, but some of today's leading minds are warning that weapons powered entirely by artificial intelligence (AI) could be here in the very near future. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Tesla cofounder Elon Musk, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and more than 1,000 others have signed a letter warning of the threat posed by autonomous weapons.
If the above gif looks familiar it's probably because it looks eerily similar to this: This, of course, is how the T-800 Terminator sees and recognizes objects in the world upon arrival from the future in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Similar to the movie, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created an object recognition system that can accurately identify objects using a normal RGB camera (no threatening blood-red color filter required).
The 3D XPoint memory technology that Intel and Micron announced Tuesday is new to its core and took years to develop, but that work may pay dividends in both living rooms and data centers. 3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than the NAND flash used in today's consumer electronics and SSDs (solid state drives).
Imagine an armed helicopter that can search for and kill people based on certain pre-defined criteria. Or an artificially intelligent robot outfitted with weapons performing pre-programmed patrols, without any human intervention.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T teamed up with New York University's Ability Lab to challenge app developers to use their network and technology to make life easier for people with disabilities. Together they launched the Connect Ability Challenge, designed to spur innovation for people with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities.
Over the next few years artificial intelligence technologies, also known as cognitive technologies, will likely have a profound impact on work, workers, and organizations. These technologies can and will be used to eliminate jobs.
Medical cannabis, recreational cannabis; it's getting hard to tell the two apart -- even in states where only the former is allowed. Just look at your local dispensary.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently received $100,000 to build a "windbot" drone capable of exploring Jupiter and Saturn. Pictured, the space agency previously considered whether it would be possible to build a cloud city over Venus.
For all the stories about the perils of artificial intelligence, these machines are strangely disarming. First of all, some of them - such as the new Buddy companion robot from French firm Blue Frog Robotics - look like they've had a cartoon smiley face painted on them.
One of this year's hottest tech rumors is that Apple is working on a car. And judging by the tech giant's latest recruitment efforts, the rumor seems a little more plausible.
At this point, everyone from tiny startups to multinational corporations have taken a crack at dreaming up the home of the future. Between Electrolux's flying mini-robots and GE's automated laundry machines, the practice is an easy (and marketable) way to blow the internet's collective mind.
When I woke up this morning, I never thought there would be a way to stack my letter-writing skills up against one of the greatest authors of all time. Yet, as is the way of technology, I was proved wrong.
Sandra Bland: Who was she, and what happened to her in a Texas jail? Each year, Artificial Intelligence (AI) seeps more into the real world.
Self-aware robots with deadly intentions are a staple in sci-fi films. Now scientists have proved a robot can show a glimmer of consciousness - but luckily this android is polite.
Nearly half a century has passed between the release of the films 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Transcendence (2014), in which a quirky scientist's consciousness is uploaded into a computer. Despite being 50 years apart, their plots, however, are broadly similar.
In 1961, a robotic arm nicknamed Unimate joined the General Motors assembly line to perform basic welding tasks that were unpleasant and particularly dangerous for humans. The 4000-pound, six-axis robot ran off of magnetic tape.