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WATCH: This Stunning Music Video Was Made By Artificial Intelligence

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

We’re in the middle of a new artistic renaissance, one in which artificial-intelligence algorithms are helping artists develop new typ...

Can Human Consciousness Be Replicated?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.02.2015 | Science
James D. Tabor

I surely have no expertise in this field but I remain convinced that any such replication, however precise and infinitely complex, would remain as "dumb" as a more sophisticated version of Siri on my iPhone. More is more, but more is not consciousness.

Bridge of Spies

Francis Levy | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Steven Spielberg is an expert at pulling heartstrings. A.I., Schindler's List, Empire of the Sun and Lincoln were some of his great tearjerkers.

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting t...

Google's Driverless Car

Francis Levy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Google has just announced the appointment of the head of their self-driving car division. These basically driverless cars--really sea level drones--a...

A Post-Human World: Should We Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Mites?

Martin Rees | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Martin Rees

We humans tend to think of ourselves as special, the culmination of the evolutionary tree. But that hardly seems credible to an astronomer, aware that although our Sun formed 4.5 billion years ago, it is barely in middle age. Should we regret our eventual obsolescence or try to prevent it -- to rage, rage against the dying of the mites, as it were?

Outthinking Robots: How Authentic Learning Leads Black and Brown Children to Equity and Opportunity

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students know the difference between teaching that is superficial -- what a robot could do -- and teaching that is passionate and informed.

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

The WorldPost | xxNathan-Gardelsxx | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

 Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisio...

Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia

Techonomy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology

Young Ethiopian with robot whose AI software was created in his country. (courtesy of iCog Labs) Ethiopia is an unlikely but thriving center of arti...

Artificial Intelligence Loves Natural Naiveté

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The military was excited about these for many more reasons though: smart mines can hop and sense, and therefore the government could argue they're not land mines, they're smart robots. That means they aren't subject to the international anti-personnel landmine treaties. And since they can move, they're much harder to find and disarm. Great for war. Not so great for cleaning up after war.

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.