Despite the fact that rare diseases aren't actually so rare, it appears they suffer from a branding problem in Canada.
Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
A recent executive order from President Trump won't do much to help the US stay ahead of Chinese innovation and investment in AI.
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
AlphaZero is a machine capable of defeating the most complex board games for the human mind, based only on its own learning experience, not on accumulated human knowledge.
The AI behind retail websites has learnt the best strategy is to copy each other's prices – and that can see them 'collude' to keep them high.
Pursuing big, unrealistic dreams can distract from real scientific progress. It's time for AI research to focus on restoring and expanding human control and responsibility.
Robots are not yet as good as humans at working with other humans or even working with other robots.
Intimacy with robots is closer than you think, and cities are already fighting the advent of sexbot brothels. Yet society has barely begun to explore their implications.
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
Can we really expect vehicles to make the moral decisions we can't?
Decades of psychological research suggests humans are rather irrational. But a new approach, borrowing an idea from artificial intelligence, challenges this notion.
Scientists are working on technology to analyse and advise your attempts to learn sign language.
Combining quantum computing with neural networks could produce AI that can make very complex decisions quickly.
Three-quarters of insurance executives believe artificial intelligence will revolutionise the industry within a few years. It promises lower premiums, but brings ethical risks too.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
Beware of the blind use of artificial intelligence: used as a "magic wand", for example in an autonomous car, it presents risks.
Some believe that including AI in childbirth could save lives and taxpayers' money.