Of the risks posed by AI, overtaking human intelligence isn’t an immediate concern.
In the age of AI, people might wonder if there’s anything computers can’t do. The answer is yes. In fact, there are numerous problems that are beyond the reach of even the most powerful computers.
Expanding the disregarding and pardoning scheme for historic homosexual offences should prompt further reflection on the law.
Video games are everywhere. So who was the first person to come up with the idea of playing a game on a computer screen?
It’s time we embrace the true meaning of the word ‘reparations'—this isn’t just about giving people money, it’s about offering apologies and taking account for previous mistakes.
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.
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.
Alan Turing’s last published paper revealed the mathematics behind the beautiful patterns that adorn the natural world.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child’s play.
In the future, consciously aware robots could be part of our everyday world, deserving of moral respect and consideration.
Several outstanding women were nominated, but Rainbow Murray, an adviser to the series, says the public vote showed how we’re still more inclined to recognise male achievement.
The man who conceived the computer and helped crack the Nazi Enigma code deserves national recognition.
A mathematician has joined the dots between Alan Turing and chasing cells to find out how skin patterns are formed.
Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.
Biologists only really started to use maths in the last few decades.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world’s leading ‘digital cities’.
Running causes new brain cells to grow. But why does this happen? What is the evolutionary advantage?
Testing whether machines are capable of generating sonnets, short stories or dance music that is indistinguishable from human-generated works.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of gay people had their careers and lives blighted by official discrimination.
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?