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.
The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
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.
Most ocean species start out as larvae drifting with currents. Using underwater robots, scientists have found that larvae use swimming motions to affect their course and reach suitable places to grow.
Making the mechanical more human.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
Doing favours is a basic feature of human society – but can robots join in?
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Using a technique inspired by how human brains operate, researchers have found a way to help robots move more smoothly and more quickly.
To do the jobs "nuts-and-bolts" robots aren't good at, engineers are creating soft living machines powered by muscle cells.
Robotics is taking some giant leaps forward.
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?
Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Much of the debate about robots talking jobs focuses largely on a jobless future. But robots can deliver a host of benefits, especially for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Social robots have exploded into the market in recent years, but what can they really do?
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
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.
We are approaching the time when robots in our daily lives will be making decisions about how to act. What guidelines should we give them?
A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.