Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.
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.
Computer-aided decision-making has been shown to help in clinical contexts. But winning over doctors and patients is a different matter.
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.
As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
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?
Human resistance to innovation can be an obstacle to solving major global challenges.
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?
Sounds scary ... so should we be worried?
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're just at the beginning of working out the tasks machines will make us better at.
Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?
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.
Robots should be designed so that even vulnerable users know that they are machines. But how do we create something engaging that is so obviously artificial?