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Artificial Intelligence

Real-Life Robots That Will One Day Enslave Humanity, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy

Technology has a way of sneaking up on us, taking leaps forward rather than steps. So it's safe to assume that, in a similar fashion, robots of the fu...

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...

Quick Guide To Smart Cities

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

We are in the early days of a transformation of our cities from dumb to smart. Whether we know or like it our cities are being kitted up with sensors, cameras and all forms of data gathering devices.

I Used An 'Anti-Turing Test' To Prove Facebook's A.I. Has A Human Helper

Arik Sosman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Arik Sosman

Facebook has recently launched a limited beta of its ground-breaking AI assistant called M. M's capabilities far exceed those of any competing AI. Facebook employee David Marcus explained that M is, in fact, human-aided. However, M itself wouldn't admit it, so I tried to expose that human element.

Facebook Is Looking Out For Parents Who Share Photos Of Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents

In the near future, parents could get a helpful warning from Facebook before posting photos of their kids.  According to Business Insider, Faceb...

We Need More Philosophers and Fewer Welders

David Rodin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
David Rodin

Of course the value of the humanities cannot be reduced to their instrumental or economic value. But neither should the likely trajectory of their economic value be ignored. The Osborne and Frey study puts the likelihood of higher education professors being replaced by machines at 3 percent.

Will a Robot Replace You?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Income inequality becomes a political issue when the spread of wealth widens while the quality of life for the majority worsens. If rapid innovation in science and technology benefits the majority then hoi polloi are likely to tolerate the robots that replace them, as well the rich (who invest in the robots) becoming richer.

From Willy Loman to Iron Man: The Evolution of a Salesman

K. V. Rao | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
K. V. Rao

From Death of a Salesman to Boiler Room to The Wolf of Wall Street, Hollywood has never been especially kind to salespeople, usually depicting them as desperate, dishonest or both. The reality, of course, is that sales professionals are like everyone else.

Toyota Makes Major Investment In Artificial Intelligence

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and ro...

Humans Feel Empathy For Robots, Scientists Find

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

The ability to feel empathy toward others is supposed to be an innate human ability. But when we refer to "others," does that include robot...

Inside Facebook's Plan To Build An Artificial Brain

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook is studying the ancient Chinese game of Go for insights as it works on building an artificial brain -- one that...

Going Steady With Siri

George Zarkadakis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

I'm becoming addicted to talking to Siri. I used to ignore her and rarely ask her anything of importance in previous iOS versions, but since I downloaded iOS 9 I discovered that Siri has become a better listener, and responder.

Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence -- Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

When one of the world's legendary performance artists -- Oleg Kulik -- collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher -- Dmitry Volkov -- the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster.

How Close are We to a Real Self-Driving Car?

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.

3 Big Things 'Back to the Future' Got Right (Thanks to Government)

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.

Humans Don’t Want A Robot That Is Too Perfect

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

Flawed robots have been the stuff of human nightmares at least since HAL 9000 killed off the astronauts in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Spac...

Why Artificial Intelligence Should Read and Write Stories

Mark Riedl | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science
Mark Riedl

Storytelling is an important part of how we, as humans, communicate and teach each other. Despite the importance of storytelling as part of the human experience, computers still cannot create and tell novel stories, nor understand stories told by humans.

Artificial Intelligence as a Customer Experience

Markus Giesler | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Are some of the most successful tech experiences about cutting-edge technology or about powerful humanity? Or are they about experiencing the latter through the former?

It's Time to Get Informed About Artificial Intelligence

David Schatsky | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology
David Schatsky

If "artificial intelligence" sounds like science fiction or hype to you, it's time to get better informed. A great way to do that is to register right...

Google Cars Becoming Safer: Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Humans, sadly, are far harder to program or improve because our systems are not software. Let's admit it. The data continue to mount. Let the robots drive, please, and help more of us arrive alive.

Batman Tried To Warn Us About Robots 23 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.05.2015 | Technology

Kids these days just don't "get" the idea of an apocalyptic technological singularity the way they used to. In 1992, an episode of "Batman: The Animat...

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...

What This Robotic Baby Can Teach Us About How Infants Communicate

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science

When cognitive scientist Dr. Javier Movellan watched his three-month-old baby Marina smile, he wondered if she was trying to communicate with hi...

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.