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Artificial Intelligence

In The Future, Machines May Have All The Jobs

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companie...

Bianca Bosker

SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of ...

We're Falling In Love With Our Phones

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

A survey of 1,000 cell phone owners commissioned by Nuance, a provider of voice recognition software, suggests that people are developing closer relationships with the virtual assistants on their smartphones.

Bianca Bosker

Why The Next Big DJ Will Be An Algorithm | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.17.2013 | Technology

Professor and entrepreneur Francisco Vico is staking out new ground for machines by proving they can reach beyond artificial intelligence to a higher ...

Yes, The Machines Are Getting Better. But So Are You.

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

The new year is starting with a new, louder wave of warnings about the robots coming for our jobs. They're better at things than we are, goes the ...

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.

We Aren't All Cyborgs... Yet

Greg Gage | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Greg Gage

2012-12-27-ambercasepullIt is clear that some advances in medical technologies fit the definition of a cyborg. But can the cyborg definition of "a symbiotic fusion of human and machine," be broadly applied to all of us?

Bianca Bosker

Life With Mind-Reading Machines | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.02.2013 | Technology

Smile: Your computer is watching. Affectiva, a three-year-old startup that grew out of MIT’s Media Lab, is teaching machines to understand what y...

Cara Santa Maria

Is The Singularity Near? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.20.2012 | Science

In a nutshell: the singularity marks a moment when technology trumps the human brain, and the limitations of the mind are surpassed by artificial inte...

Machines Will Outsmart Humans. We Better Be Ready

XPRIZE | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology

By Federico Pistono Federico Pistono is alum of Singularity University's graduate studies program. His book Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that's OK...

Can Computers Be Creative?

Costa Michailidis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology
Costa Michailidis

It seems to me that psychologists are beginning to better understand human creativity, and that engineers are beginning to learn to program it into computers. Perhaps the next great generation of artists will be made of silicon.

Artificial Brain Mimics Abilities, Flaws Of Real Thing

Posted 11.30.2012 | Science

By: Francie Diep Published: 11/29/2012 02:56 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Spaun, a new software model of a human brain, is able to play simple patter...

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology

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.

What Are Heroes Made of?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

Heroes such as imagined by the ancient Greeks, and exemplified by individuals like Neil Armstrong -- whose actions shift paradigms and extend horizons -- are proving increasingly difficult to come by. At a number of levels this is due to the development of new technologies.

SIC Video Interview With Elan Lee, Founder of Fourth Wall Studios

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

It's not just gamers and day-dreamers who do it. Inserting oneself into a favorite story has always been a part of our active imaginations. But wha...

Koyakatsi: Enter the Civilization of Light With Director Ayoub Qanir

Jason Silva | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Silva

A potential break in the human continuum serves as the backdrop to filmmaker Ayoub Qanir's latest film project, Koyakatsi, equal parts science and art -- a mind-bending marriage of grit, fantasy and style.

Cara Santa Maria

Alan Turing Remembered As LGBT Icon | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

June 23, 2012 marked the 100 year anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth. It was celebrated around the world in his honor. ...

Here Come the Robots... Can We Keep Up With Them?

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology
Lindsay Edmunds

We know what machines programmed for intelligence would think of texting while driving. They would find a way to prevent it. Unless, of course, they don't like us at all. Unless they want to get us out of the way.

Artificial Intelligence Will Defeat CAPTCHA -- How Will We Prove We're Human Then?

XPRIZE | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology

By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. If you use the web for more than just browsing (that's pretty much everyone), chances...

ReThink Interview: Jake Schreier and Christopher Ford, Director and Writer of Robot & Frank

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.

Teaching Life Lessons to Your Life-like Robot

John Long | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
John Long

So here is your reading list to get you up to speed so that you can be a better -- dare we say -- parent to the new intelligent machine that you will soon welcome into your life.

Cara Santa Maria

Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life (Part II) | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

2012-07-09-Screenshot20120709at1.36.03PM.jpgRemembering the mathematician and logician Alan Turing on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Lucas Kavner

Should Robots Really Be Just Like Us? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

Along a winding dirt road, just west of the Lincoln Gap in Bristol, Vt., sit two big yellow houses on a sprawling property featuring ten solar panels,...

How Google's Artificial Intelligence Killed Plato

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Brandon G. Withrow

If a self-taught computer can recognize cats, what else will it be able to recognize when computers reach WALL-E proportions.

Cara Santa Maria

Alan Turing: His Mind | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.10.2012 | Science

2012-07-09-Screenshot20120709at1.36.03PM.jpgThis year marks the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth.