Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Messenger Wants To Replace Your Real Friends With Robots

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new feature in Messenger that could have us all talking to fewer human friends and more robots. The company introduced Messeng...

Man vs Machine? Daleks Can't Climb Stairs!

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Even before we breathe our first breath, humans innately learn patterns, laying the very foundations of our knowledge. With limited visual capacities, we make inferences by exploring the world through any means possible; mainly through taste, smell and touch. Each perception we have fits together in a certain way, forming a manifest relational framework.

Think Tay Is Bad? Microsoft's Terrifying Vision Of The Future Is Filled With Chatbots

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech

Microsoft's chatbot Tay returned yesterday for one last triumphant victory lap during which it promoted drug use in front of the police before finally...

Meet 'Tay', Microsoft's Eerily Intelligent AI That'll Talk To You On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'Tay', Microsoft's meme-obsessed AI that you can now find happily chatting on Twitter with anyone that'll talk to it. Take a quick glance at Tay'...

Robots are Infiltrating the Travel Industry - and Most of Us Are Fine With That

Travelzoo UK | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech
Travelzoo UK

If you walk in to the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, you will be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist ...

This AI-Powered Hotel Concierge Will Assist, Not Annihilate Humanity...We Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'Connie', it's the result of a partnership between Hilton Hotels and the IBM Watson supercomputer team to create the world's first artificially i...

The Speaker At TED's 2020 Conference Is Going To Be Very Special Indeed

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

In what might be its most audacious challenge yet, the X-Prize foundation have said they will give $4.5m to a speaker at the 2020 TED conference with ...

Google's Artificial Intelligence Is Now Considered A Legal Driver In The US

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

Google's self-driving car could soon have the same legal rights as a human driver after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted...

CyberWinter Is Coming!

Guy Goldstein | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech
Guy Goldstein

We are today faced with a grave danger posed by the rise of the machines. Between today and 2022, according to different but converging estimates, one supercomputer somewhere in a civilian lab will reach the theoretical calculation power of the human brain.

Humans Have Once Again Been Humiliated By AI On Its Inexorable March To World Domination

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence software has beaten a human at Go, widely regarded as the world's most complex board game. Go has widely ...

So The US Military Are Actually Working On A Way For Cyborg Soldiers To 'Enter The Matrix'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

The US Military's experimental research division DARPA have confirmed that they're to begin work on the world's first human computer interface. This w...

Apple Has Bought A Mysterious AI Startup That Can Read Your Emotions

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has acquired a start up from San Diego called Emotient, the company specialises in creating AI software that can recognise a person's emotional ...

This Is How Cars Will Start Thinking For Themselves

Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

Self-driving cars are dangerously heading to that ill-fated part of folk lore that virtual reality has been trying to break out of for the last 15 yea...

Five Technology Trends That Will Define 2016

Edward Lowe | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Across a wide number of technologies, 2016 could be the breakthrough year where inventions excitably talked about by the media and the industry become placed into the hands of the mass market. Here are the potential top trends for 2016.

These Amazing Tech Inventions Help Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech

This was the year that silenced all those who felt duped by promises made in the ‘80s by finally being able to say: here. Here’s your damn hoverbo...

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.