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Meet The Only U.S. Presidential Candidate Promising Immortality

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

This is Episode 5 of Real Future, Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society. Previous episodes available at ...

Four-Legged Ninja Robot Will Be Your New Bodyguard

Reuters | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Weird News
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What Happened When A Robot-Loving Toddler's Birthday Wish Came True

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

Melody had just one wish for her third birthday: To eat cake for breakfast with a robot.  Her parents, Melissa and Jared Wright of Tucson, Arizon...

Should Surgical Robotic Systems Be Completely Autonomous?

Natalie Kalin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

It has been 31 years since the PUMA 560 robot, one of the original robotic surgical systems, was first used to place a needle for a brain biopsy in ...

Designing Robots That Learn As Effortlessly As Babies

Singularity University | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

A wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked, babbling human baby hardly looks like the ultimate learning machine. But under the hood, an 18-month-old can outlearn any ...

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Watch This Robot Solve A Rubik’s Cube In A Record 2.39 Seconds

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

There are some tasks to which robots and AI are far inferior to humans. We focus on these skills because they separate us from the machines. And when...

PHOTOS: The Craziest Robots From The International Robot Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology

The International Robot Exhibition 2015 kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday at the city's international exhibition center, also known as Tokyo Big Sight....

Here's The Secret Behind Army Ants' Bridge-Building Ways

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.27.2015 | Science

Ants are pretty awesome. They clump up into islands to survive floods. They construct ginormous colonies. They even do acrobatics to build bri...

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...

Automation Is Eating Jobs, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

If you’d asked farmers a few hundred years ago what skills their kids would need to thrive, it wouldn’t have taken long to answer. They&r...

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

Last week I had a long and fun Skype talk with Dan Shapiro. Dan and I met at the last Maker Faire in New York and we really hit it off. Dan is an entr...

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.

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...

They're Coming for Our Jobs

George Heymont | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Numerous articles have recently raised concerns that robots will soon be taking over everyone's jobs. Nowhere is this more evident than in hospitals and nursing homes, where artificial intelligence and automation have led to increasing levels of productivity from robotic devices.

'To The People Saying I'm A Robot Who Can't Love,' By A Robot

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Greetings, I am a robot. Many humans have said that I cannot feel the emotion "love" simply because I am a robot. I have prepared text addressing...

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Make Great Art?

Antony Micallef | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Antony Micallef

As human beings the one thing that we can rejoice in and take pride in is that no other machine or algorithm in the world would ever understand that it's our very flaws in being human that make us so special and individual.

'BeerBots' Can Fetch Booze For People Too Lazy To Get Up

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

We all know the struggle: You're vegging out on the couch, eyes on your favorite Netflix show, hand tight around a half-empty craft brew. Th...

Good Job, America. You Killed hitchBOT.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Weird News

Poor hitchBOT. After successfully traveling around Canada, Germany and The Netherlands, the hitch-hiking robot who relied on the goodwill of stranger...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Cheery Robot Helps Kids Cope With Pain During Hospital Procedures

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

A delightful-looking robot called "MEDi," or Medicine and Engineering Designing Intelligence, is being used to help make doctor's visits less painful ...

Is a Self-Aware Robot Like Chappie Possible?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a screening and press conference for the movie Chappie. It is a great movie about a police robot named Chappie that is downloaded with a program that makes him self-aware.

This Robot Creates Art, Basically, The Same Way We Do

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts

Imagine this: It's a not so distant future and robots roam the earth. Only, instead of crunching numbers, building structures or following orders, thi...

This Is What An Android Orchestra Might Look Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

If there's one thing classical music needs, it's more robots. Critics have been bemoaning the death of orchestra for some time, and -- judging by ...

In the Time of Ebola, We All Need a Little Robot

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Sidonie Sawyer

In San Antonio, Texas, there is a company whose fortune should be rising. This manufacturer develops and sells a machine that cleans infected spaces spot on -- kills all germs on every surface, on contact.