A man was recently sent to prison for six years at least in part by the recommendation of a private company’s secret proprietary software.
Twenty years after Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess, artificial intelligence can make games more fun, and perhaps even endlessly enjoyable, if it learns to adapt.
Born in the 1950s, the concept of an artificial neural network has progressed considerably. Today, known as "deep learning", its uses have expanded to many areas, including finance.
Several methods can teach an algorithm to learn. With more or less important datasets, which are or are not previously labeled and categorized.
Neuralink is probably a dangerous idea, but to the first person who fell into a firepit, so was fire.
How far would you go to better your life, to live longer, to beat death? And how much can technology help us in that quest?
Robots are strange creatures, and not only because they might steal our jobs. We humans actually have good reason to be a little worried about these machines.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
How do you punish a criminal robot?
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
It's a slow process, but billionaires like Musk push boundaries and help researchers set long-term goals for developing brain-computer interfaces.
Rather than replace humans, AI could actually boost our creativity.
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
The technology needed to create a real Star Trek-like Holodeck is not that far out of reach.
Humans need greater autonomy than Isaac Asimov's neat science fiction idea permits.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.