Artificial Intelligence

Want Your Very Own Robot Assistant Like Tony Stark's Jarvis? Well Soon You Could...

Alex Longman | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Longman

It seems the stakes are genuinely this high in our quest to build super-intelligent machines. Utopia or Annihilation is not an exaggeration. How we go about creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have huge consequences for the future of humanity.

Where's the Humanity in Artificial Intelligence? Ask an Echoborg

Charlotte Webb | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

Currently, many androids are partly operated by humans, who are in charge of their speech and movement. This is because the technologies that orient androids to their environment are not sophisticated enough to make them seem convincingly human.

So, Religious Robots Could Become An Actual Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech

A group of scholars and thinkers have argued that religion is not off the table, as far as artificial intelligence is confirmed. In article for da...

Are We Destined to Be the House Pets of the Robot Revolutionaries?

Matthew Hynds | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hynds

Let's face the new challenges imposed on us by our own technology with clear vision, and without sentimentality. Because, whatever the intelligence potential lurking within microprocessors, and matter more generally, it is probably of the cool, pragmatic variety.

Would Channel 4's 'Humans' Be Good for Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Stevens

Do I really want someone or something that would simply agree with what I say, because they are programmed to, as oppose to having any emotional investment in the subject matter? Will I miss having a real person supporting me, who is able to read and understand my emotions in the context of their own?

A Robot Has Become Self-Aware For The First Time Which Isn't Terrifying At All

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech

Well this is kind of scary isn't it. For the first time, a robot in New York has demonstrated what can only be described as self-awareness. New Sci...

Artificial Intelligence: Road Ahead for Banking Sector

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Understanding this has to be an effort within the context of banking, big global banks such as UBS are turning towards technology and AI to mine data for insight into customers and help lenders stay competitive in the digital era.

'Humans' - One Step Closer to Love and Sex With Robots

David Levy | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Levy

You may well spit your tea out at the prospect of being emotionally intimate with a robot, but If you already behave like Pavlov's dog every time your smart device pings or vibrates, you might already be more than a little bit in love with a robot or 'bot'.

Killer Robots Might Be Humanity's Redemption

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

Losses will be great, but we have already lost so much at each other's hands. Our victory, however, will be in our united, permanent struggle under the banner of a genuine, universal humanity.

This Artificially Intelligent Robot Wants To Rule The World...With Hugs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you have no friends, don't like the ones you have or just want to make a new one, Musio the artificially intelligent robot from software company AK...

Intelligent Killer Drones Are Coming, And We'll Be 'Utterly Defenceless' Against Them

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Humans could be left "utterly defenceless" by small and agile flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill, a leading US computer ...

Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real Pets

Marie Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

Anyone who has ever been responsible for a pet knows they give as good as they get in terms of unconditional love and devotion. So, I read with some amusement the thoughts of an 'animal welfare' researcher in Oz who believes that robotic pets will soon replace our beloved living and breathing best friends.

Robots Will Be Our Masters In 100 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial Intelligence is widely considered to be one of the most important technological landmarks in our evolution, it's also considered as one of ...

ImageIdentify Is A Website That Can Recognise ANY Image

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech

Wolfram has unveiled ImageIdentify, a 'Artificial Intelligence' that can identify any image you give it. The software program was unveiled on found...

Google Wants To Build Robots With Personalities

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has just been awarded a patent that gives the company the ability to implement 'methods and systems for robot personality development'. In othe...

Games Arcade Spurs Robot Evolution

George Zarkadakis | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

The "good feeling" of success is called in neuroscience "dopamine reward system", and it reinforces neural successful connections: we thus become better, smarter, and faster, at solving problems.

Why Has Google Built A Robot That Plays 'Donkey Kong'?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Google has developed an artificial intelligence which is able to play, and totally defeat, dozens of classic 1980s arcade games. The new AI is able...

Artificial Intelligence: Embrace Evolution!

Martijn de Wever | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

Should we fear the speed of technological progress? We decided to not fear but embrace it. As fear is an emotion based on the disability to predict the outcome of a particular situation, we choose to become better at predicting and finding ways to assist us in making the right decision.

Why the Terminator Is Not Coming Any Time Soon

Lee Cronin | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Lee Cronin

As profound and exciting success in either the origin of life or artificial life would be for some, it is also scary and terrifying for others. Just recently, figures as notable as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking openly shared their worries. Could AI pose a threat to humanity?

The Science of Smell

Matthew Hussey | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Our sense of smell is more closely linked to memory and our past than any other, and can provoke strong emotional reactions that bring us closer together, but can also push us apart. Welcome to the science of smell.

Microsoft: 'AI Isn't A Threat'. Bill Gates: 'Yes It Is'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft’s head of research says a super-intelligent computer probably won’t destroy humanity. But Bill Gates? He’s not so sure. Eric Hor...

Welcome the Mechasexual

George Zarkadakis | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

What about artificial sexual partners who actually look and behave like humans? We will fall in love with them, like Caleb or Pygmalion.

Waiting for the Robots

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Awareness should be a prelude not just to consideration, but engagement, and later at to thoughts of action. In that sense, technology should remain a tool with which we make not just our lives better but ourselves better.

This 'Invisible' Girlfriend App Is Very Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

So you're going home for Christmas and your mother asks you for the fifteenth time if you've finally got yourself a partner, and if so, will they be c...

This Robot Traffic Warden Might Be A Touch Too Aggressive

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

Bristling with metal armour, huge yellow-black boots and piercing purple eyes, it stands in a classic pose of aggression and strength. It must weigh t...