Last week, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our solar system's closest neighbor. Called Proxima b, the planet is 4.2 light years away from Earth—the closest ...
Many years ago, Carl Sagan predicted there could be as many as 10,000 advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.
Lethal autonomous weapons (or killer robots as the media likes to call them) are the subject of intense discussion in the corridors and committee rooms of the United Nations in Geneva this week.
Stephen Hawking said something! And again the international media is all a'buzz.
The phrase "artificial intelligence" saturates Hollywood dramas – from computers taking over spaceships, to sentient robots overpowering humans. Though the real world is perhaps more boring than Hollywood, artificial intelligence ...
It sounds like a science-fiction nightmare. But "killer robots" have the likes of British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak fretting, and warning they could fuel ethnic cleansing and an arms race.
Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) last week got a US$100 million dollar shot in the arm from wealthy, Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Yuri Milner.