Amazon, Google and Apple's attempts to understand the tone of human voices can reflect human biases.
Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of everyday life.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel's proposal for regulating AI is a trustmark. Its working title is ‘the Turing Certificate’, in honour of Alan Turing.
How Roko's Basilisk, a 'terrifying' thought experiment, went to the Met Gala.
Using AI to search for ET might help us find things we couldn't even imagine we should look for, but to succeed we also have think critically about how we create and use that technology.
Since Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece debuted in 1968, fictional stories of faulty or malevolent AI are legion. What have recent advances taught us and what might the future hold?
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
By 2022, people in developed countries may see more fake news than accurate information. Artificial intelligence may be to blame – but could also help people sort out the truth from lies.
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.
AI has a role to play in trying to prevent crime, but how much control should we give our robo cops?
Big data and algorithmic applications could transform how our legal institutions work, but the digital revolution must keep the needs of judges, attorneys and especially citizens at its heart.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
Europe loses as many trees to storms each year as Poland produces in timber. Until now, the models for predicting which trees are at risk have not been good enough.
Artificial intelligence will transform universities. Here’s how.
2001: A Space Odyssey's sentient computer will only ever be a work of science fiction, says a cognitive neuroscientist.
The report of the mathematician and deputy of Essonne Cédric Villani renders his report on artificial intelligence today.
It's time programmers looked out old computer text adventures like Zork and Colossal Cave from the 1970s and 1980s.
Humans are already imposing our barely understood sexual ethic upon machines.
The chatbot industry sees more data as the answer to building a truly conversational system. But the industry may be teaching chatbots the wrong thing.