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The iButler Is the Thin End of the Wedge

Robert Williams | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

With news of Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant breaking, it looks like Siri is also about to get a serious makeover. Apple recently filed a patent that will make it more like personal assistant that tracks you around the house. An iButler, if you will.

Super-Intelligent Computers Could Enslave Humanity Says Oxford University. (Or They'll Just Kill Us.)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence poses an "extinction risk" to human civilisation, an Oxford University professor has said. Almost everything about the deve...

'Life After Death' Chatbot Recreates 'You' Once You're Dead

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Remember that episode of Charlie Brooker's dark sci-fi show 'Black Mirror', in which unnervingly realistic digital personalities of the dead were recr...

A Singular Sort of Cult

Nicholas Tufnell | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Tech
Nicholas Tufnell

Those who believe in a Singularity movement are hoping for a certain sort of humanity to develop - a species that is stronger, smarter, and more efficient than anything that came before it, thus driving out what they deem to be old, weak and inefficient. Which sounds a lot like eugenics to me.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Means More Than Just Neat Gadgets - It Could Mean a Greener Future for Everyone

Dr Alex Rogers | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Alex Rogers

Despite a number of false dawns, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally beginning to deliver on some of its early promise. Such human level intelligence is still some way off, if achievable at all.

Review: Halo 4

Belinda Parmar | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

I never thought I'd be the kind of person to care about guns - as long as it did the job and killed the enemy it's all good, right? - I was surprised at how fun it was to explore all the different types of weapons and have fun trying to find which one suits my playstyle the most.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence, as Seen by Peter Weyland

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Given that the earth continues to be overpopulate with time, why should we have humanoids? Especially, given that with time, man has come to look at emotions as somehow irrational and causing more trouble than progress - at least scientifically speaking.