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Artificial Intelligence

WATCH: 'Transcendence' Director Separates A.I. Fact From A.I. Fiction

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.18.2014 | Science

In director Wally Pfister's new film, "Transcendence," Johnny Depp stars as an artificial intelligence (A.I.) researcher who is exploring the idea of ...

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Intelligent Machines, Displaced Workers

Laura Tyson | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Laura Tyson

During the last three decades, even before breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, computers have been replacing and multiplying the physical labor of human beings. Improvements in computer and communications technologies have also enabled employers to offshore many routine tasks that machines cannot directly replace.

Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does, Top Exec Says

Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology

Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, believes that the tech behemoth will soon know you even better than your spouse does. Kurzweil...

Every Worker Is a Knowledge Worker, Yes, But They Are Mostly Bored. What's Next?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Visionary workers will be paid to think, and innovation will grow more exponentially, enabling evolution at supersonic speed to become just the tact of existence.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

Some Futurists Aren't Worried About Global Warming or Overpopulation

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

What many environmentalists, journalists and politicians fail to consider when assessing the future is how quickly technological innovation is growing. The future is coming much faster than people realize.

Would You Rather Love an OS or a Real Person?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

What if your soulmate didn't have a body?

The God of Google

Heather Roff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Technology
Heather Roff

While Google's activities taken in isolation may not raise too many eyebrows, taken together they point to some sort of strategic vision, of which, we are currently unaware. This strategic vision, though, may require careful execution if it is to uphold to the company's motto of "do no evil."

Bianca Bosker

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

The Driverless Car

Francis Levy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

In an interview in Foreign Affairs, Google's Sebastian Thrun talks about driverless cars ("Google's Original X-Man," November/December 2013). Thrun re...

Google Buys Company Trying To Make Computers As Smart As Humans

AP | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Google says that it has purchased the British startup DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former che...

Soldiers Could Soon Be Fighting Alongside Robots

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The few. The proud. The robots. As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, one of the next groups to see their lives altered by robotics could be...

Will the First Generation of Robot Laborers Be Ridiculed By Those Opposing Outsourcing?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

The single truth is that robots will enter to workforce.

New Marriages May Sharply Decline in Coming Transhumanist Era

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While many in the world may not realize this, civilization is on verge of the greatest change it has ever known. Entire social systems and institutions may soon become obsolete, nonfunctional, and even unsafe. New marriages will not likely outlive this century.

Humanity in Jeopardy

Max Tegmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Max Tegmark

Exactly three years ago, on January 13, 2011, we humans were dethroned by a computer on the quiz show Jeopardy!. A year later, a computer was licensed to drive cars in Nevada after being judged safer than a human. What's next?

What We Really Should Be Worrying About In 2014

Joan Gage | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I have seen the future, and it is robots. Because I am old and did not grow up gazing at electronic screens or playing with high-tech toys like I-pods and I-pads, I may be among the last to come to this realization -- that the human race is seriously threatened by the creation of ever more sophisticated robots.

A.I. Sex: It's Complicated, Too (NSFW)

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 03.01.2014 | Technology
Amalia Negreponti

The runaway success of Spike Jonze's new movie Her owes much to its already over-analyzed single sex scene. The following interactive sex experiences concentrate on the technical stuff that can assist in creating "the closest thing to the real thing" -- while forgoing all the drama.

AI Day Will Replace Christmas as the Most Important Holiday in Less Than 25 Years

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Some religious people, anti-transhumanists, and neo-Luddites complain that an advanced AI will destroy human civilization. Most scientists and technologists find those worries laughable. Most of them think that AI will usher in a new age of scientific discovery, medical advancement, and technological sophistication only imagined before in science fiction.

Proof Google Just Triggered The Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Google confirmed to The New York Times that it had acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has previously designed robots for...

The Future of the Internet!

Cadell Last | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Cadell Last

A complete blurring will change every aspect of how we live our lives and interact with the rest of humanity. What does a planet covered in advanced easily accessible space-time wormholes look like?

Maverick Hedge Funder Jeffrey Epstein Funds the First Humanoids in Berlin

Greg Voakes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Voakes

There is a virtual new world in Berlin that is one step closer to replicating the human mind. Thanks to funding from a maverick New York science investor called Jeffrey Epstein, virtual and robotic models of the human brain are moving away from traditional algorithms with deterministic pathways, towards a realm of emotional, less predictable androids.

These Coders Say They Taught A Computer To Crack CAPTCHA

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 12.27.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A technology start-up said on Monday that it had come up with software that works like a human brain in one key way: it...

Dare to Be 100: Are Newspapers, Books and We Obsolete?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Are paper and flesh destined to become vestigial? Is our carbon-based biology to be transformed by the new alchemy to one based on silicon? I am sens...

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.