Artificial Intelligence

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 18.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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...

Scientists Literally Bring Mario To Life To Research Thinking Machines

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

While wearable screens and the Internet of Things are getting all the hype in the tech world right now, both rely to some extent on the development of...

Your Computer Knows You Better Than Your Mother

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

A computer can be a better judge of character than an individual's parents or close friends, research has shown. All it needs is the right input da...

AI Research 'Must Avoid Apocalyptic Mistakes'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

Dozens of scientists and innovators including Stephen Hawking and executives from Google, Amazon and Space X have made a pre-emptive call for artifici...

'Her' Isn't a Romance, It's a Prequel to the Apocalypse

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

Just because 'Samantha' has a voice like velvet dipped in chocolate doesn't mean that the phrase '"I can be anywhere and everywhere simultaneously" should be any less terrifying.

Scientists Have Created The Perfect Poker Player

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists at the University of Alberta have created a computer program that can finally beat Texas hold 'em poker. Known as an 'imperfect informat...

Artifical Intelligence: Stephen Hawking Is Wrong (Sort Of)

Richard Stacy | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

Forget the technologists' machine-based vision. We should be looking to the biologists and geneticists. The future of artificial intelligence will be built genetically - indeed in the same way we humans are built.

Who Should Be Afraid of 'Amelia'?

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

This entity speaks a robotic language, it is well versed in parliamentary procedure and his or her head is full of weird terminology, rules and regulations. Career politicians beware, Amelia is ready to take your job! She can give straight answers to straight questions. So, what is there for you to do?

Stephen Hawking Says AI Will 'Spell The End Of Humanity'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has raised his concerns over humanity's search to create artificial intelligence warning that if it were ever created it cou...

Elon Musk Is Scared Of AI, Thinks We Should Be Too

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Tesla boss and Space X founder Elon Musk has given his most dire warning yet about artificial intelligence describing it as 'summoning the demon'. ...

Michael Rundle

Meet The AI Who Wants To Steal Your Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amelia is a pleasant, bright, professional. She is personable, learns quickly, and can speak 20 languages. She dresses like a accountant, is patie...

Watching Two AI Chatbots Argue About Life Is Hypnotic

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Chatbots are a scary bi-product of Moore's law: they're able to use prior learning to create 'intelligent' responses to your questions, creating the s...

Tiny Robot Learns To Fly Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have modified a tiny off-the-shelf robot allowing it to fly a human flight simulator...

US Navy Tests Massive New Drone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System, or Triton. It's the US Navy's replacement for its fleet of surveillance aircraft. ...

This Awful Virtual Reality Game Lets You Grope Women

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech

Well it was going to happen eventually. Someone has created an Oculus Rift game that lets you grope women's breasts. A video posted on Japan's Nico...

GM Wants To Release A Self-Driving Car In 2017

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

GM has unveiled plans to launch the first semi-automated car by 2017 as well as plans to launch the first car with V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle) communicat...

The Next Supercomputer Will Be A Giant Human Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

This is where it all starts. We start making computers that think like humans and before you know it your coffee machine won't let you leave the house...