artificial intelligence

A look at Duplex, Google's creepy AI chatbot

A look at Duplex, Google's creepy AI chatbot

Google can now use artificial intelligence to make phone calls on your behalf, but is it clever or alarming?
By Staff Writer Aug 10 2018, 10:32AM
Gary Kasparov: AI job losses are 'the cost of progress'

Gary Kasparov: AI job losses are 'the cost of progress'

Chess wizard says humans aren't being replaced but promoted.
By Staff Writer Jul 6 2018, 10:44AM
Facebook boosts smart tech with Bloomsbury AI buy

Facebook boosts smart tech with Bloomsbury AI buy

Bloomsbury AI';s natural language processing tech will help Facebook understand how people use language.
By Staff Writer Jul 6 2018, 9:00AM
From stone dildos to sexbots: how technology is changing sex

From stone dildos to sexbots: how technology is changing sex

It's one of our most primal urges, but how we indulge it is rapidly changing in the face of technology.
By Dave Parry Jul 3 2018, 11:22AM
International Space Station to get an AI-powered robot crew member

International Space Station to get an AI-powered robot crew member

CIMON will help astronauts repair parts of the ISS, freeing up their hands for the important stuff.
By Staff Writer Jul 3 2018, 8:58AM
Google pushes into Africa with AI centre in Ghana

Google pushes into Africa with AI centre in Ghana

The search giant's centre will focus on making AI tech specifically for use in Africa.
By Staff Writer Jun 15 2018, 8:44AM
The pessimist's guide to the future, from virtual reality to driverless cars

The pessimist's guide to the future, from virtual reality to driverless cars

Don't buy the hype? We reveal the arguments against puffed up tech from leading sceptics across industry and academia
By Staff Writer Jun 1 2018, 10:48AM
LG aims to make VR nausea a thing of the past with a little help from artificial intelligence

LG aims to make VR nausea a thing of the past with a little help from artificial intelligence

It's all about boosting the resolution.
By Staff Writer May 30 2018, 10:23AM
First AI undergraduate degree launches in the US

First AI undergraduate degree launches in the US

Carnegie Mellon takes the lead with new AI degree.
By Staff Writer May 14 2018, 8:51AM
Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

John Giannandrea will head up Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy.
By Thomas McMullan Apr 5 2018, 10:26AM
Technology and regulation must work in concert to combat hate speech online

Technology and regulation must work in concert to combat hate speech online

Technology can help identify hate speech online, but it’s not a silver bullet solution.
By Andre Oboler Mar 14 2018, 1:09PM
AI learns to cheat at Q*bert in a way no human has ever done before

AI learns to cheat at Q*bert in a way no human has ever done before

Now machines can cheat with the best of us, there's really no hope for score chasers
By Staff Writer Mar 5 2018, 12:20PM
Hackers could 'weaponise AI', with devastating consequences

Hackers could 'weaponise AI', with devastating consequences

Universities say AI research ignores the threat of it being exploited by criminals
By Dale Walker Feb 22 2018, 8:23AM
By 2020, AI will create more jobs than it eliminates

By 2020, AI will create more jobs than it eliminates

Rather than replacing jobs, AI will actually improve the productivity of many roles
By Esther Kizia Thorpe Feb 6 2018, 10:15AM
IBM Watson's next mission? Keeping antelopes toasty warm

IBM Watson's next mission? Keeping antelopes toasty warm

Like Nest for nyala
By Alan Martin Jan 31 2018, 9:19AM
Fast and the FurAIous: Ford wants self-driving, AI-powered cop cars policing the streets

Fast and the FurAIous: Ford wants self-driving, AI-powered cop cars policing the streets

The Fast and the Furious films would certainly be different in the future
By Vaughn Highfield Jan 29 2018, 8:57AM
Alibaba CEO declares artificial intelligence and robots 'will kill our jobs'

Alibaba CEO declares artificial intelligence and robots 'will kill our jobs'

Smart machines look to disrupt the future of work for humanity
By Lee Bell Jan 29 2018, 8:55AM
Running with the pirate hunters: How AI is creating an online piracy arms race

Running with the pirate hunters: How AI is creating an online piracy arms race

Demand for illegal online streams of sport and TV shows is causing an arms race between pirates and pirate hunters
By Thomas McMullan Jan 22 2018, 8:29AM
Computers now read better than humans: Microsoft and Alibaba's AI have taken the edge in comprehension tests

Computers now read better than humans: Microsoft and Alibaba's AI have taken the edge in comprehension tests

E-reader
By Alan Martin Jan 17 2018, 10:20AM
Developments in machine learning: we've come a long way, but have far to go

Developments in machine learning: we've come a long way, but have far to go

AI driven applications rely on machine learning to make decisions but they cannot yet think for themselves though that is coming. Neural networks and expert systems may be inspired by the human brain, but there is little comparison.
By Brian Kingham Jan 15 2018, 8:45AM