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Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia

Techonomy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

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...

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

Lior Shamir | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Lior Shamir

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.

Are You Ready For Robot Preachers?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

If your first thought when you hear "robot preacher" is the Preacherbot character from the popular TV show Futurama, we don't blame you. But for Flori...

An Interview With Jewish Artificial Intelligence, Eugene Goostman

Sam Johnson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

When I went to Eugene's website to test out his chops, Eugene asked me where I was from, and I replied "New York." He then -- implying that I was being self-involved -- asked if I wanted to know where he was from.

Orwell's Nightmare: The NSA and Google -- Big Brother Meets Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What would happen if the most powerful technology company in the world and the largest clandestine spying agency in the world joined forces?

Stunning Progress in Technology: The Death of Unskilled Labor

XPRIZE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
XPRIZE

The question no one seems to have the answer to, however, is what is to become of unskilled labor, and those hundreds of millions whose jobs are never coming back.

Will the Googleplex Become a Person?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At some point, the Googleplex and its competitors, to compete better, might become adaptive, learning from experience on their own. That might trigger self-awareness.

"Intelligent" Computers To Be Tested For Human Thinking

The Guardian | David Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Can machines think? That was the question posed by the great mathematician Alan Turing. Half a century later six computers are about to converse with ...