Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, but one piece doesn't get enough attention: cleaning up the mess that's left behind.
The digital economy is taking off. So are the greenhouse gas emissions, electronic waste and pollution associated with it.
The humanities can supply wisdom to guide our galloping technological progress.
As protests raged across Chile last month, President Piñera repeatedly addressed the nation. Researchers fed his speeches into an AI system to assess the emotions behind his words.
An AI trained to look at heart scans was able to successfully predict risk of death. But one expert cautions we still need to be careful about designing -- and using -- AI for medical diagnosis.
On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
Researchers like myself are finding transformative new ways to help planners, leaders and first responders tackle disasters from afar.
StarCraft II is the latest complex game to be conquered by artificial intelligence. But if robots now reign supreme at virtual war, where does that leave us when it comes to real conflict?
Google's Smart Compose feature is meant to help deal with the deluge of email, but does it increase the pressure to respond quicker?
Automation does threaten jobs, but the most widely cited study exaggerates the effect and pointed to job losses in places where they didn't happen.
The US defense community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world's military power balance.
Many Americans fear that AI will take their jobs. And it might – but it's more complicated than that.
If artificial intelligence can amaze us with its prowess, there are many areas where it falls flat when compared to human and animal intelligence.
We are far from defenseless against the rise of robots, although they'll take many of our routine jobs. Our special strength is our ability to apply rules that don't exist.
The Canadian workforce is aging. At the same time, we're facing a skills shortage. Keeping older workers on the job past 65 is an obvious solution but the federal parties are silent on the topic.
Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can't be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
Artificial Intelligence can perpetuate existing social imbalances in a harmful manner. Can this undesirable scenario be avoided?
The fundamental problem with AI is it is often riddled with society's existing biases and prejudices.
Some people claim it's already been passed. But Alan Turing's test of whether artificial intelligence can act like a human remains an important benchmark for our species.
Forget Alexa – true artificial intelligence will be able to understand dementia patients' needs and offer help accordingly.