Japan academics sorry for 'robot' cleaning woman cover
A Japanese academic society has apologised for the front cover of their journal, which used a drawing of a cleaning woman with a cable in her back to depict the idea of artificial intelligence.
How robots learn general skills
To understand ourselves better, Roby Velez researches how robots learn general skills that help them explore their environment.
New book explores how technology changes what it means to be human
Technology is often touted as being able to change our lives, to make them easier, more efficient or to simply make life better. But what happens if technology has the ability to change what it means to be human? That question ...
UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing
His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.
Facebook seeks to get smarter with big data
Facebook is working to become your new best friend, getting to know you better by infusing the billion-member social network's software with artificial intelligence.
Facebook turns to machine learning
"Move fast and break things." That is the Facebook motto plastered all over their California headquarters to remind engineers never to stop innovating. This week, the company moved fast and broke some news ...
Facebook joins NYU in artificial intelligence lab (Update)
Facebook unveiled plans Monday on a partnership with New York University for a new center for artificial intelligence, aimed at harnessing the huge social network's massive trove of data.
To create a super-intelligent machine, start with an equation
Intelligence is a very difficult concept and, until recently, no one has succeeded in giving it a satisfactory formal definition.
New research aims to teach computers common sense
Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.
Researchers use inkblots to improve security of online passwords
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen ...
Angry Birds: The rise of the machines
An EPFL team has won an international artificial intelligence competition with software able to reproduce a human-like way of playing the famous video game.
Twitter IPO stokes hot market for Internet stocks
Internet stocks are heating up again, just as Twitter is preparing to turn up the temperature with its highly anticipated IPO.
Oh great, Facebook wants to know you're being sarcastic
You might think social networks couldn't possibly gather more information on you than they already do. That in a world where your every move is tagged, flagged and logged, there is nothing more that could ...
Bringing 'common sense' to text analytics
Bringing "common sense" to artificial intelligence is one of the biggest challenges in computer science: It entails equipping computers with the shared knowledge that humans use to infer meaning, make connections ...