The 'zombie ant fungus' can infect ants and control their behavior, but it does all of this without infecting their brains, a new study finds. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.
Animals November 11, 2017
British physicist Stephen Hawking stressed his warning: mankind may become obsolete as a result of advancements in artificial intelligence. He encouraged everyone to take an active participation in regulating AIs.
Robotics November 7, 2017
Artificial intelligence may sound daunting, but it actually needs plenty of polish. As this new study from MIT researchers prove, object recognition can easily be tricked using adversarial images, suggesting AI still needs a lot of work.
Apps/Software November 3, 2017
Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious just published details about an algorithm model that can crack CAPTCHAs. The company has grander ambitions than making robots capable of tricking websites they’re human, though.
Apps/Software October 27, 2017
Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.
Robotics October 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence may have greatly improved in the near future. Nanomachines implanted into the body may allow humans to have superhuman strengths. The technology may also allow humans to control things in their environment using only their mind.
Robotics October 16, 2017
Google has officially unveiled Clips, a $249 camera for parents who fail at taking candid photos of their children. It’s tiny, it looks cute, it’s AI powered, and it’s a cause for a privacy concern.
Google October 5, 2017
Anthony Levandowski apparently filed paperwork to build a religion worshipping artificial intelligence as its god. It’s called Way of the Future, and it’ll come in handy once the Singularity occurs.
Apps/Software September 28, 2017
Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.
Neuroscience September 18, 2017
Can an AI tell if you're gay or straight just from your facial features? A team of researchers created just that, and it's pretty accurate.
Computers September 9, 2017
Elon Musk has grown more fearful of artificial intelligence thanks to Vladimir Putin, who said the nation with the most advanced AI will rule the world. Musk now thinks AI can start World War 3.
Robotics September 5, 2017
Elon Musk has now warned us about AI, saying it poses more danger than North Korea. The multitasking entrepreneur now calls for some type of regulation amid the increasing plight of AI.
Apps/Software August 14, 2017
A bot created by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI dominated against Danil Ishutin, better known as Dendi, in a 1-on-1 'DOTA 2' match at The International. What does this mean for the future of AI?
Computers August 12, 2017
Yes, Facebook experimented with AI chatbots that can negotiate with each other. No, these chatbots didn’t create their own language, and they most definitely will not take over the world.
Internet August 2, 2017
Facebook shut down one of its artificial intelligence systems after AI agents started communicating with one another in a language that they invented. The incident evokes images of the rise of Skynet in the iconic 'Terminator' series.
Computers July 30, 2017
Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.
Computers July 21, 2017
Attending the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, Elon Musk has warned governors about the dangers of artificial intelligence or AI, saying that 'it's the biggest risk we face as a civilization.'
Robotics July 17, 2017
A top privacy watchdog has revealed that the Royal Free NHS Trust broke UK law when it shared patient health records with Google DeepMind. The data was used in a medical trial involving the artificial intelligence division in 2015.
July 5, 2017
Instagram is now using artificial intelligence to block offensive comments and spam on the picture-sharing social network. Is it safe to assume that the tools will soon also arrive on Facebook to fight hate speech?
Apps/Software June 30, 2017
Facebook has unveiled its policy regarding pro-terrorist content, including ways in which artificial intelligence can be used to fight terrorism. Here is Facebook's plan for keeping its platforms free of hateful propaganda.
Internet June 16, 2017
Facebook has announced a new kind of bot that can negotiate and even bluff just to get the best possible outcome in a deal with the help of artificial intelligence. Those bots could soon help users conduct complex business negotiations.
Internet June 15, 2017
An artificial intelligence system created by Microsoft achieved the perfect score in the 1980s arcade game 'Ms. Pac-Man.' The feat has not been achieved by human gamers, even after so many years of trying.
Microsoft June 14, 2017
In a first, researchers used brain imaging to spot changes in how specific infant brain regions synchronize, predicting the risk of autism in babies as young as 6 months. Find out how artificial intelligence ups the accuracy of the predictions.
Neuroscience June 8, 2017
Apple is reportedly developing a chip called Neural Engine, one that’s dedicated for artificial intelligence and similar computationally intensive tasks. The move could give the company a boost in the overall AI landscape.
Apple May 27, 2017
With every passing day, AI is becoming more of a reality. It took another step in that direction, with Google's AlphaGo AI defeating the world's top Go player.
Google May 23, 2017
Siri could soon become smarter than it is today, as Apple has acquired the AI and machine learning company Lattice Data that specializes in turning unstructured 'dark data' into usable information.
Apple May 14, 2017
Stephen Hawking has warned that the next century might be the most dangerous for Earth. In a new BBC documentary, he will set out to discover ways humans can begin preparing to live in outer space.
Feature | Science May 3, 2017
FaceApp is a photo-editing app that utilizes artificial intelligence to make changes look more realistic and natural. However, the app raised accusations of racism as its "hotness" filter made the skin tones of people lighter.
Apps/Software April 26, 2017
Elon Musk has confirmed that he's now the CEO of Neuralink, which may well be his most ambitious project. Neuralink aims to connect human brains and computers, making AI an extension of the brain as seamless to access as an extra faculty.
Robotics April 21, 2017
Russia's Fedor robot has learned to shoot guns with impressive precision. How do companies like Google, groups and individuals try to stop killer robots from taking over the world?
Space April 17, 2017
Russia's humanoid robot Fedor, which will be sent to the International Space Station in 2021, is learning how to shoot guns using both hands. Are the Russians creating Terminator-like machines?
Robotics April 15, 2017
Elon Musk, with a new company called Neuralink, plans to plug artificial intelligence into our human brains. How he’ll do this is up for speculation at present, though the top-rank individuals hired to be part of the company sounds promising.
Business Tech March 28, 2017
Millions of workers could lose their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the future, with some more at risk than others. Roughly 38 percent of U.S. jobs might be at risk of automation, a new PwC report reveals.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
Samsung has officially announced the much-rumored Bixby assistant that will power the Galaxy S8 series and it holds great promise. Bixby is 'fundamentally different' and offers new ways of interacting with the device, so here's what it can do.
Apps/Software March 20, 2017
Nvidia has announced that the company would collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch to develop AI-powered autonomous cars. These cars would use the recently launched Xavier chips from Nvidia.
Car Tech March 16, 2017
The Google Cloud Platfom has acquired Kaggle, an elite platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Google wants to democratize artificial intelligence and double down on machine learning, so here's why this acquisition matters.
Business Tech March 9, 2017
Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.
Robotics March 9, 2017
Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2017
Healthcare tech startups are the new staple of many Venture Capital Funds with a high preference for domains like retail, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Yet another trend is investing in women-led startups for higher growth.
Business Tech March 8, 2017
Google has trained algorithms using the deep-learning approach GoogLeNet to match or exceed a pathologist’s performance in breast cancer diagnosis. Learn the potential of the technology in speedier, more accurate cancer detection.
Medicine March 6, 2017
Artificial intelligence is here to help and not undermine the importance of human intelligence, say IBM and Google. This message reaffirms the necessity of collaboration and suggests relying on robots could improve human performance.
Apps/Software March 4, 2017
Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.
Internet March 1, 2017
Autonomous drones may soon gain situational awareness that enable them to travel smarter. With the help of Exyn’s artificial intelligence software for UAVs, people may soon bark destinations at drones, and they’ll find their way there without any human intervention.
Apps/Software February 22, 2017
Meitu, the company behind the beauty app that went viral earlier this year, released the dream device for selfie lovers. Named the Meitu T8, the smartphone packs a powerful selfie camera and an upgraded version of the app.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 22, 2017
Samsung reportedly wants to set up a massive fund for future acquisitions, targeting artificial intelligence companies. The company plans to spend $1 billion on such acquisitions.
Business Tech February 21, 2017