Robots are strange creatures, and not only because they might steal our jobs. We humans actually have good reason to be a little worried about these machines.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
How do you punish a criminal robot?
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
It's a slow process, but billionaires like Musk push boundaries and help researchers set long-term goals for developing brain-computer interfaces.
Rather than replace humans, AI could actually boost our creativity.
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
The technology needed to create a real Star Trek-like Holodeck is not that far out of reach.
Humans need greater autonomy than Isaac Asimov's neat science fiction idea permits.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
In the face of recent political events in Britain and America, sci-fi imaginings of the 'citizens of the future' have taken on a new resonance.
For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
Surely no super intelligence would be that cruel.
Robots writing stories? It's happening at a newsroom near you – and many journalists aren't thrilled.
How can you prepare for the coming AI revolution? Here's a handy survival guide.