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Content Discovery Platform Flipora Raises $1.5 Million

John Rampton | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Numerous backers believe in Flipora's idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the answer to the content discovery problem to the tune of $1.5 million.

WATCH: The Complete Evolution Of 'The Terminator's' Killer Robots

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Many movies, books, and TV shows predict an AI and robot apocalypse. But which one first pops into your mind when you hear killer robots? We’ll wage...

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."

Why "Intelligent" Computers Are Dumber Than Your Ten-Year-Old

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Deepak Chopra

The human mind will always be ahead of computers when it comes to thinking, because no computer has ever had a thought or will have in the future, no matter how much good or bad they wind up doing.

Why I Don't Fear Artificial Intelligence

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Peter Diamandis

When we talk about all of the problems we have on Earth and the need to solve them, it is only through such AI-human collaboration that we will gain the ability to solve our grandest challenges and truly create a world of abundance.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...

'Ex Machina': A Film Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The film was written and directed by Alex Garland, his first as more than a successful script writer. He has a fine imagination, a feel for evil unceremoniously delivered, and the timing needed to produce suspense. Could he have AI? Probably not, since he is a man.

'Ex Machina': The Consciousness Test

Stephen Balkam | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

What exactly is consciousness and are humans the only ones who can possess it? This is a question that has vexed philosophers for millennia. It's a debate being taken up not just by philosophers and psychologists, but also AI researchers. Is consciousness another word for "soul"? And, if so, can a robot have one?

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

James Barrat | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
James Barrat

We don't know how to control super-intelligent machines. How long until a thinking machine -- a smart killer robot, for example -- learns to program itself?

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

Petting Robots and Connecting Citizens at SXSW

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

The annual shindig that is South By Southwest is never unenjoyable for a media-hound. How could it be -- with its abundant, tripartite combination of a Film division, an entire Internet universe (or more officially the 'Interactive' division) and the all-pervasive backdrop of a Music festival?

Terminator Robots and AI Risk

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 05.02.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Concerns about risk coming from the development of AI have been recently expressed by many computer science researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists, making us wonder: what are we fearing?

AI vs. Human Intelligence: Why Computers Will Never Create Disruptive Innovations

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Science
Nick Seneca Jankel

I am convinced that no computer, no matter how powerful, will ever be able to purposefully innovate an artistic breakthrough like Hip Hop; or a commercial one like Instagram. Breakthrough creativity is fundamentally organic, not algorithmic.

The Future Of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking And AI Assisted Murder

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The world Marc Goodman outlines in exhaustive detail in his forthcoming book, Future Crimes, is as real, gritty, and frightening as life outside the M...

Looking Forward to a Robot Doing Your Job for You? Think Again.

Nicholas Carr | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Nicholas Carr

We're actually happiest when we're absorbed in a difficult task, one that challenges us not only to exercise our talents but to stretch them. And yet, given the opportunity, we'll eagerly relieve ourselves of the rigors of labor.

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Tim Urban | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology
Tim Urban

Artificial superintelligence is coming, probably whether we like it or not, and probably within our lifetimes. If many of the experts are correct, this will either be our greatest dream or our worst nightmare. Here's why.

Leveraging Behavioral Intelligence

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Perhaps you linger, click slowly, scroll a bit. Automatic algorithms will use your lurk behavior, even your mouse click speeds, to estimate ever more accurately whether you're a serious shopper or just a window viewer.

A New Default Self

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The first computers were free-standing machines. Later, we learned how to hook them up and the result was an enormous increase in computing power. A parallel shift in our notion of selfhood is called for. The current default self, subscribed to by most people most of the time, is a stand-alone model. The new default self, to be posited in this essay, is more like a computer network.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Fear A Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have issued grave warnings about artificial intelligence--saying it has the potential to wipe out humanity. But Dr. ...

Can AI Save Us From AI?

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence might just be the most debated technology book of the year. Since its release, big names in tech and science, ...

Stephen Hawking: AI 'Could Spell The End Of The Human Race'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

When it comes to advances in artificial intelligence, we've come a long way: self-driving cars are no longer limited to science-fiction novels, robots...

The Reykjavik International Film Festival Is the Tectonic Meeting Point of European and American Indie Cinema

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Whether you are looking to write, scout or shoot (the Icelandic Film Centre offers a 20 percent rebate if you meet certain "cultural criteria"), put Reykjavik and RIFF in your filmmaking bucket list.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.