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How Your Great-Grandchildren Could Talk to You Decades after Your Death

Evan Carroll | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Evan Carroll

Imagine if your great-grandchildren walk over to the latest voice-controlled computer of their day and say, "I want to talk to grandma." In just seconds, a "virtual you" is projected into the room ready for a quick conversation.

Stephen Hawking Fears Our Machines Will Soon Outsmart Us

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology

Could advances in artificial intelligence eventually lead to the downfall of mankind? Famed physicist Stephen Hawking laid out this extreme concern...

Transcendence: An AI Researcher Enjoys Watching His Own Execution

Stuart Russell | Posted 06.29.2014 | Science
Stuart Russell

So, how seriously should we take the movie's premise -- that superhuman AI is a potential threat to humanity? And how plausible, from a scientific viewpoint, is the sequence of events leading to Caster's mind being reconstituted, in vastly magnified form, inside a quantum computer?

Shazam's Grammy Predictions Actually Revealed Macklemore's Best Rap Album Upset

Kristin Juel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin Juel

Many of us are curious to see just how much can be gleaned from the approach of predictive modeling in relation to something as subjective as music.

Bianca Bosker

Google's New A.I. Ethics Board Might Save Humanity From Extinction

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.30.2014 | Technology

In 2011, the co-founder of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence company acquired this week by Google, made an ominous prediction more befitting a ran...

Innovations That Will Change Your Life: A Conversation With Elon Musk

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. WORLDPOST: What are the key innovations that will change our lives in the ...

Our Future Robot Overlords Can't Even Design Decent Video Games

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In December, 780 game designers competed to create the best game they could make in 48 hours as part of a "Ludlum Dare" competition. Of the contestant...

Our Final Invention: Is AI the Defining Issue for Humanity?

Seth Baum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Seth Baum

Humanity today faces incredible threats and opportunities: climate change, nuclear weapons, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and much, much more. But some people argue that these things are all trumped by one: artificial intelligence.

E.D., the Erectile Dysfunctional

Francis Levy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

You've heard of E.T. the Extraterrestrial and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Is there by any chance a new film coming out entitled, E.D, the Erectile ...

IMAGES: Final Design For AIDS Memorial Revealed

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

Organizers revealed the final design of the upcoming New York City AIDS memorial Wednesday, and officially announced a campaign to raise funds for the...

F.R.E.U.D.: Fetal Reconstructive Emotional Unalienable Deity (Or, Can a Machine Ever Love Us?)

Oren Frank | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Oren Frank

A good therapist will care for us, accept and even love us, in her or his own way, and thus allow us to accept and love ourselves a little more. I don't know if we can ever achieve such a relationship without a human connection.

Watson Goes Back To College

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

TROY, New York (AP) — Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world's best human "Jeopardy!" champions, is going to college. ...

Lincoln

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.

A Surprise Marriage Proposal On The 'American Idol' Finale

Posted 05.24.2012 | TV

"American Idol" (Wed., 8 p.m. ET on Fox) asked fans to have long memories with one of the bigger surprises of the night. The show has always had a fri...

Jessica Sanchez Tackles Aerosmith Classic On 'Idol'

Posted 05.17.2012 | TV

The top three took to the stage on "American Idol" (Wed., 8 p.m. ET on Fox), and put on a great show. Of the three, there is no clear favorite to win ...

WATCH: Could Robot 'Apocalypse' Wipe Out Humans?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 02/24/2012 12:48 PM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's...

Teacher Fired For Having Artificial Insemination

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents

Christa Dias, former technology coordinator at Holy Family and St. Lawrence Catholic schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, claims she was fired for becoming pr...

Ai Weiwei Pays Up

AP/ The Huffington Post | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he deposited a $1.3 million guarantee into a government bank account Tuesday out of concern for his...

Big Development In Ai Weiwei's Appeal

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday that Chinese authorities have threatened to turn his company's tax case over to police if he d...

Chinese Citizens Band Together To Pay Ai Weiwei's Taxes

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Not since Spartacus has there been such a widespread act of generosity for an activist and leader. On November 1, the Chinese government declared that...

5 Viral Videos That Will Inspire You To a Greater Vision of Life

Max Lugavere | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Max Lugavere

My favorite clips to share, like the pinnacle of any art form, inspire their audience to a greater vision of life -- a vision of what's possible that they might not have had before.

Entertainment Weekly's Gay Idol Cover: Where's the Controversy?

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

EW took an inventive step in noting Adam's sexuality by making it a "footnote." This move is quite symbolic.

Strike Enables "American Idol" To Score Record Ad Prices For Fox

Bloomberg | Gillian Wee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

``American Idol,'' the most-watched show on U.S. television, is capitalizing on its popularity and a strike in Hollywood to set records for advertisin...