Opinion in the medical establishment is sure to be divided as to whether AI helpers are a good thing or just a flashy toy.
The vision that AI will either end or save humankind is buoyed in the tech world because it feeds egos. What we really should worry about is humans.
Could you trade your baby robot in for an upgrade?
Could reservoir computing be a future alternative to silicon chips?
New HBO series reimagines a group of life-like robots programmed with hope but marred in violence. They might be more human than we think.
IBM's Watson watched hundreds of horror movie trailers and then created its own for the new film Morgan.
Artificial intelligence gives technology the ability to learn and adapt. But they can learn a lot more if they can share their learning with other smart devices.
500m posts are made daily on Twitter alone. Policing them is no easy task.
The rise of online 'chatbots' shows how artificial intelligence is becoming a part of daily life. But how do you stop them talking like a really bad PA?
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Artificial intelligence gives us machines that can beat humans at games such as chess and go. How long before we see AI surpass human intelligence?
The threat from dangerous AI systems is vastly underappreciated and under-researched. If we don't study them, we can't fight them – or prevent them.
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Science fiction provides a valuable resource from which the public view of AI can be assessed.
Human communication is complex, rich in nuances and frequently includes non-verbal signs. That's a challenge if you want an intelligent machine to be part of the conversation.
Imagine a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day and become our trusted friend. Well, science fiction is becoming science fact.
Computers are taking over our jobs, but this doesn't have to be a bad thing.
If a machine can write a speech for a politician, why not go the next step and replace the elected human with a programmed robot?
An artificial intelligence has defeated a world champion of Go, the ancient Chinese strategy game. But what is Go, and why is it worth teaching to a computer?
Google's artificial intelligence made a surprise move in the recent Go challenge that has some people worried about what happens when AI makes a non-human decision that we could not anticipate.