Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, but what do they actually mean by that? Turns out nailing down the meaning of the term is a lot harder that it seems at first glance.
Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.
IBM was going to use Watson to find new treatments for cancer and help oncologists provide better care for their patients. They ended up doing neither and revealing the machine’s Achilles heel.
Did a real robot brothel quietly open in Barcelona? Well, that depends on your definition of robot...
Trump administration officials tells workers already or currently being replaced by robots it won't happen for another 50 to 100 years.
If you're going to fight trolls, racists, and bigots with AI, you're going to need a much more comprehensive approach than a few neural networks...
Programmer Maciej Ceglowski refuses to fall for the Gospel of the Nerd Rapture and offers a novel idea for giving people a more realistic idea of what AI really is.
We are not running out of jobs humans can do as computers take on more and more responsibilities. We're just choosing not to create new jobs and educate workers.
George Dvorsky decided to try some myth-busting about the future of AI and the nature of the technology. The end result needs a lot of myth-busting of its own...
Let's not surgarcoat this. We will build autonomous killer robots because we have every incentive to. So let's make sure we get them right.