Artificial Intelligence

Don't Be Fooled By Artificial Conventional Wisdom About Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

It can only be good news that the British public are proving not just to be open-minded, sober and relaxed, but positive and ambitious about AI and the possibilities that AI could bring.

Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We to Real AI?

Jodie Tyley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.

Our Robotic Overlords Are Only As Clever As 4-Year-Olds But Just Wait...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial Intelligence can be a subjective term. However, researchers have now quantified just how intelligent machines could be. When scientists ...

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

8 Jobs That Robots Will Probably Make Redundant

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

More than a third of jobs in the UK are likely to be automated in the future, according to an Oxford University Deloitte study published this week. ...

If You Have One Of These Jobs, A Robot Could Replace You In 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Robots taking jobs might seem like something out of science fiction but a number of key studies have revealed that nearly half of all US jobs could be...

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...