Artificial Intelligence

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...

This Stealth Attack Drone Is Terrifying, British ... And Invisible

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE has in its possession one of the single coolest and most terrifying pieces of advanced military hardware in the world: the Taranis stealth drone. ...

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

After 30 Years, This Next-Gen AI Might Be Ready For Prime Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence is one of those futuristic sci-fi ideas that seems to trickle along just underneath the public consciousness. Then all of a su...

Why Eugene Goostman Did Not Pass the Turing Test

Jack Copeland | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jack Copeland

Shah and Warwick's mistaken claim that Eugene Goostman passed Turing's test rests on their having confused his prediction about the year 2000 for a statement of what counts as passing the test. Turing's own careful specification of what actually does count as passing his test simply gets ignored...

Smartphone - Do My Timesheets' How Many of Us Are Expecting This to be the Future?

Robert Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

Would you willingly and happily ask an automated assistant to do the administrative tasks that are a part of your working day? It's a question we asked UK workers and a third of them said they would be more than happy to pass on these tasks to some kind of smart software to handle.

Syntax, Semantics, and Naked Emperors: Lessons Students Can Learn From an Academic Hoax

Amir Dastmalchian | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Amir Dastmalchian

Research students at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a computer programme which automatically writes academic papers. ...

Artificially Intelligent Algorithm Hired Onto A Company's Board Of Directors

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A venture capital firm in Hong Kong has hired an artificially intelligent algorithm to its board of directors. Read that again. Deep Knowledge V...

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...

Why Intelligent Toothbrushes Might Make Your Working Life Easier

Robert Williams | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was dominated by two things - wearable technology and AI assisted gadgets. From toothbrushes telling us how to polish our teeth, to smart beds suggesting how to sleep, to video games that adapt to our style of play this year saw AI come of age from a consumer perspective.

Robots Got Synthetic Emotions

Jose L. Salmeron | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jose L. Salmeron

For robots to make highly specialized tasks, sometimes it is needed to embed affective behaviour that have not been associated traditionally with intelligence. Indeed, emotions play a critical role in human's way of reasoning and its decision-making activities. In other words, emotions have a critical impact over intelligence.

What Does Google Want With DeepMind? Here Are Three Clues

The Conversation UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google and the reported battle with Facebook to win the company over indicate that this is a firm well worth backing.

Google Buys UK Artificial Intelligence Startup For $400 Million

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google has bought a British artificial intelligence start-up for a reported $400 million. As reported by Recode, the search giant purchased UK-base...

We Live So Fast, There's No Time To Think

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

"We live so fast ... there's no time to think." Who among us hasn't held the thought, at least for a fleeting moment?

'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...

Top Tech Trends That Will Change 2014

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

The coming year will see the launch of Google Glass with eye strain and headaches induced at no extra charge. At the same time new behaviours will emerge that are best described as 'eye twitch' or 'visual schizophrenia'.

10 Hollywood Lessons on Evil Tech

Andrew Tipp | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Tipp

Movies have always cast predictions about the future of science and technology. Sometimes they conclude that the future's bright. Exciting. But most of the time? It's bleak. There's death. Destruction. Misguided Will Smith adaptations of classic novels. The conclusion we can draw from Hollywood about futuristic tech is that it's dark, dangerous and not to be trusted.

Left Fighting Alone For Four Years, Quake 3 Bots Evolve World Peace

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

Update: Alas. As we suspected (see our note at the end of the original story), it appears that this wonderful tale was too good to be true. We've been...

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.