While it's impressive, developing a computer to win at Go is not a big step toward the type of artificial intelligence used by the thinking machines we see in the movies.
When it comes to weapons with artificial intelligence, there's an argument for keeping a human in charge of some of the action.
Even the smartest AIs weren't supposed to beat top humans at Go for another decade or more.
It won't happen overnight but it will happen.
Humans can only do so much when it comes to diagnosing what's wrong with a patient. So why not let machines take over? They learn faster than humans and never retire.
The field of computational creativity examines the mechanisms by which technology can perform creative tasks, particularly in the arts. How can software create works of beauty, value and meaning?
When facial recognition isn't possible, it's time to bring in the voice recognition experts.
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
Graphics chips originally built for 3D computer games such as Quake now power our most advanced artificial intelligence software.
Robots that can learn to 'see' the world around them -- and share their learning with other robots -- will lead the next revolution in robotics.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
Robots that can reproduce could improve their design in ways we wouldn't think of but still within our control.
The droids in the Star Wars universe often play a key role in the movies. But how close are they to some of the real robots in our own universe?
There are growing concerns about robots, artificial intelligence and automation. Now two new organisations are seeking to produce responsible robots and advance beneficial AI.
What does it take to teach an AI how to read natural human languages?
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Google's decision to release its machine learning software as open source could be a major boost for the development of new Artificial Intelligence technologies.