A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
From the law to the media we're becoming artificial humans, mere tools of the machines.
Artificial intelligence tutoring systems can engage students in dialogue.
Robots for tutoring? The desire to keep pace with technological change should not eclipse larger questions about how children's development is impacted.
An artificial image created on the Ganbreeder site.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
Sometimes the questions become too much for artificial intelligence systems.
When algorithms are at work, there should be a human safety net to prevent harming people. Artificial intelligence systems can be taught to ask for help.
The future of work could look more like this.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren't replaced by robots.
Rare diseases aren’t, in fact, all that rare. Yet they continue to be brushed aside by most politicians. Why?
Despite the fact that rare diseases aren't actually so rare, it appears they suffer from a branding problem in Canada.
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Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
The U.S. may be ahead for now, but not by much.
A recent executive order from President Trump won't do much to help the US stay ahead of Chinese innovation and investment in AI.
How will each drug interact with the proteins in your body?
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
In today’s competitive environment, innovation is indispensable, but it is not enough.
AlphaZero is a machine capable of defeating the most complex board games for the human mind, based only on its own learning experience, not on accumulated human knowledge.
The AI behind retail websites has learnt the best strategy is to copy each other's prices – and that can see them 'collude' to keep them high.
Alchemists’ dreams distracted from real scientific goals.
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Pursuing big, unrealistic dreams can distract from real scientific progress. It's time for AI research to focus on restoring and expanding human control and responsibility.
Some computers are extremely powerful and can do things better than humans.
Robots are not yet as good as humans at working with other humans or even working with other robots.
The Mark 1 robot resembles actor Scarlett Johansson.
Intimacy with robots is closer than you think, and cities are already fighting the advent of sexbot brothels. Yet society has barely begun to explore their implications.
Can we have a count of all the honeycomb cells please?
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
Generating new entertainment data.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
Can we really expect vehicles to make the moral decisions we can't?