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Artificial Intelligence

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.

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

Artificial Intelligence Confronts Workers and Businesses With Choices

David Schatsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

As cognitive technologies continue to expand what machines are capable of doing, the boundary between the work that computers do and the work that humans do is shifting. This doesn't imply that work is going to disappear. But it does suggest that how we work, and what work we do, will change.

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."

Sharad in Dialogue With Neil Jacobstein from Singularity University (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Neil Jacobstein is an impressive person that left me feeling smarter than I was before I met him. At least that is the story I am sticking to. Here is a glimpse of our very engaging dialogue.

This Robot Is A Complete 'Technological Sketch' Of A Real Human Being

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Perhaps you've heard of Watson, the IBM supercomputer that appeared as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" and beat legendary champion Ken Jennings. But if yo...

How Smart Can a Smart Machine Become?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

To measure the intelligence of intelligent machines has been an obsession of computer scientists since the dawn of the computer era. The pioneering genius of Alan Turing has bequeathed us a test based on perception.

The Fear of the Unknown

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Courtney Griffin: "As of right now, technology helps to complete many tasks that, as humans, we could not complete alone at the same speed. However, humans can recognize problems or stresses that a computer might not be able see."

Automation for the People: The Public, Technology and Jobs

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

What does the public think about automation and jobs? Do Americans see technological threats to employment, and have their views changed since the days when robots first began replacing line workers in factories?

A.I. Expert Sounds Alarm Over 'Killer Robots'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Imagine an army of killer robots capable of tracking you down and taking you out -- all without any oversight from human handlers. That might sound...

Why We Shouldn't Fear Robots

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

Despite their concerns, however, it seems these all around pundits are placing too much faith in robots and too little faith the humans they're meant to replace.

'Darwin Versus Deepak': Which Came First, Feelings, or the Brain?

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart Hameroff

Organisms kill and eat other organisms because they taste good, hunger feels bad, and getting eaten feels even worse. Conscious feelings drive behavior which serves evolution. Materialists' error is ignoring consciousness.

Top Ten Emerging Technologies: An African Perspective on Genetic Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Utibe Effiong

Here, I examine the implications of technological breakthroughs such as precise genetic engineering, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence, in developing economies such as Nigeria.

Minding the Machines

Tom Klein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Tom Klein

There is no stopping our shared future with intelligent machines, whether this brings us comfort or conflict or both. Those lessons from the Stone Age must surely remain in our bones, and we cannot shake them even as we look ahead to the stars or down at our phones.

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.

Self-Driving Cars and the Trolley Problem

Tanay Jaipuria | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Tanay Jaipuria

Can you imagine a world in which say Google or Apple places a value on each of our lives, which could be used at any moment of time to turn a car into us to save others? Would you be okay with that?

Ex Machina Movie Review: Should We Be Scared?

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

There are many reasons to be impressed with Ex Machina, the recently released, exceptionally well-done sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Garland, starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. Most notably, however, is its ability to be both ordinary and unique at the same time.

The Human Use of Human Beings

George Zarkadakis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Such was the title of a book by Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics. In his book, published in 1950, Wiener pondered on the social questions and consequences of automation, at a time when the computer age was still an idea in a few people's heads.

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.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Primed To Beat You At Where's Waldo

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

By their second birthday, children are learning the names of things. What’s this? Cat. And this? Whale. Very good. What’s this color? Red! That’...

Nico Pitney

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology

(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty) Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Ber...

Our Mother the Machine

Dan Rockmore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

Machine-made consciousness remains one of the great challenges of modern science. "Ex Machina" makes us think about what that might mean.

'Ex Machina': The Machine in the Garden

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Caleb is a lucky guy. As the movie Ex Machina begins, he's just won the contest conducted by his employer Bluebook, the world's largest search engine. The prize is for him to spend a week at the super-secretive mountain retreat of his company's brilliant, prickly CEO.