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Harvard to investigate human learning, use data to build new AIs

Harvard University has announced an ambitious new project to conduct a major investigation into the brain. It aims to generate over a petabyte of data which will be used to build next-generation artificial intelligence systems modeled on human life.

Facebook to open-source 'Big Sur,' a server built for AI

Facebook has announced it will be open-sourcing the hardware designs of the computers powering its artificial intelligence systems to aid future advances in the field and foster innovation. The design of 'Big Sur' is now freely available.

Start-up company wants to bring you back to life after you die

For many people, cheating death is either an abomination or perhaps, an inevitable consequence of our ever-expanding use of technology. One start-up company has announced its plans to cheat death and reinvent the afterlife.

Google's Inbox app can now automatically write responses to email

As part of its continuing efforts to involve AI in every area of its business, Google has unveiled a new project that is capable of automatically replying to emails. It can detect the messages it can reply to and then prepare a response to send.

Meet the social network promising immortality amongst AI users

A new social network is promising users digital immortality and interaction with intelligent, developing AI visitors. Users will each have an AI representative on the site, making posts in the same style as they would when the real person goes offline.

Inside the future of drone technology Special

Drone technology traces its roots all the way back to 1849 when they started out as remote controlled airplanes. Major advances have been made since that time, and experts believe that drone usage is about to skyrocket.

A Chinese AI program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000. A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.

Ocado creating a humanoid robot army with artificial intelligence

Ocado is creating an army of robots to pick your groceries for you. The humanoid robots will use artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced vision systems to eventually "increase safety, efficiency, and productivity in the workplace."

Facebook opens an artificial intelligence lab in Paris

Facebook has opened an artificial intelligence laboratory in Paris, France — its third — as the race is on to build smarter machines that can make better sense of our huge amounts of data.

Experts say robots will take 30 percent of our jobs by 2025

There's a BakeBot robot whipping up fresh cookies at MIT; hospitals are now employing medical robots to assist their doctors; and a robot named Baxter can beat any human at the popular logic game Connect Four, among many other tasks.

Artificial intelligence seen with negativity above all

Artificial Intelligence is being looked at with the same worried eyes that many had on nuclear power. What will it take to overcome the people's disbelief?

SXSW anti-robot protesters call for 'morality in computing'

Austin - Anti-robot demonstrators took to the streets of Austin, Texas during the popular South by Southwest culture and technology festival to protest the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for what they called "morality in computing."

Review: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ still has some major glitches Special

Writer/director Neil Blomkamp’s third sci-fi feature, ‘Chappie,’ is an innovative look at artificial intelligence, though it’s not without its flaws.

Op-Ed: Future religion: virtual churches and artificial intelligences

Perhaps someday we will attend services in Virtual Reality churches, together with robots and incorporeal Artificial Intelligences.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates warns against artificial intelligence

The debate regarding artificial intelligence has reached the commercial sphere. Bill Gates has joined Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk in warning of the risks to humanity from artificial intelligence. In an interview on Reddit, he explained his views.

Scientists inject worm's mind into Lego robot

Scientists of the OpenWorm project have mapped the connections between the 302 neurons in the brain of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, simulated them in software and put the program into a Lego robot.

Op-Ed: Why Elon Musk is right about dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, the famous entrepreneur who created Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is certainly no Luddite but he is vocally warning us against the threat of artificial intelligence. Here's why we should heed his advice.

Elon Musk warns of potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, who has made a fortune betting on future technologies and trends, has tweeted a dire warning about the potential dangers of one of the 21st century's most advanced achievements: artificial intelligence.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

Op-Ed: Is the Malaysian Airliner still up there flying on autopilot?

Cape Town - The Malaysian Airliner was still on autopilot when it disappeared. Was it this century’s “Flying Dutchman” or the second warning this week that technology is now the master, and doesn’t have to explain what it is doing?

Chess star Demis Hassabis wins it all, sells company to Google

London - At 12, Demis Hassabis was the strongest chess player in the world for his age. He has come a long way in the two and a half decades since then. He sold his company Deep Mind Technologies to Google for around £300 million ($498 million).

The 'Singularity' is here, but without any emotion

Technological singularity sometimes referred to as simply "Singularity" is a point in time when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Some debate that "Singularity" is here today. Others wonder, will it ever come to pass?

Video: US stealth drone X-47B launched from aircraft carrier

The US Navy has conducted the first launch of an unmanned autonomous aircraft from an aircraft carrier. The test flight of X-47B stealth drone, designed to launch from an aircraft carrier, was conducted over the Atlantic.

Rapyuta, Roboearth's collective brain for robots goes live

It’s not quite the Borg Collective of Star Trek fame but this week, the prospect of sentient, reasoning robots took a step closer as the European Roboearth project deployed its alpha version of a standardised knowledge base for robots.

Siri iPhone 4S voice app: 'Talk naturally - I understand, reply'

Before and after the release of the iPhone 4S, tech reviewers profiled Siri, its voice-recognition software that allows users to speak in their natural voices to schedule meetings, send messages, locate resources, place phone calls, and more.

Op-Ed: Computers learn languages from game manuals- And win more often?

MIT researchers set a computer program a test- Start a game with no idea of how to play it, with only the game manual as a reference. The game was the famous Civilization strategy game. The computer played, learned and won.

Germany hosting RoboCup 2011, a soccer competition for robots

Magdeburg - RoboCup German Open 2011 is an international soccer tournament for robots taking place at Magdeburg, Germany, with the ultimate goal of developing a robot soccer team capable of beating the human World Cup champions.

Watson machine ties contestant on 'historic' round of 'Jeopardy'

New York - Host Alex Trebek stated at the top of "Jeopardy" that it would be an historic day one of the hit quiz show. The latest competition pits Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Watson, an IBM computer.

Orchestrion world tour employs Artificial Intelligence

Vancouver - Pat Methany is one of jazz fusion's most innovative and vibrant talents, and with his new Orchestrion World Tour he is bringing a new robotic band with artificial intelligence to a concert hall near you.

Computer Program that Writes Sports Stories Demonstrated

It's a lazy journalist's dream and a dedicated journalist's nightmare. A computer program unveiled earlier this month spits out sports copy when game stats are input.
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