New artificial intelligence index tracks the emerging field

Since the term "artificial intelligence" (AI) was first used in print in 1956, the one-time science fiction fantasy has progressed to the very real prospect of driverless cars, smartphones that recognize complex spoken commands ...

Artificial intelligence index tracks emerging field

Since the term "artificial intelligence" (AI) was first used in print in 1956, the one-time science fiction fantasy has progressed to the very real prospect of driverless cars, smartphones that recognize complex spoken commands ...

Accounting for politics in green energy transitions

Politics plays a hand in how, and whether, a nation transitions to renewable energy. But despite the significant effects of policy on technological progress, few growth projections for renewables take political dynamics into ...

Are robots taking our jobs?

If you put water on the stove and heat it up, it will at first just get hotter and hotter. You may then conclude that heating water results only in hotter water. But at some point everything changes – the water starts to ...

Computer sharing of personality in sight: inventor

The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says.

Should firms innovate or imitate new technologies?

Dr Paolo Zeppini has published a new joint paper with Professor Cars Hommes (University of Amsterdam) that is entitled: Innovate or imitate? Behavioural technological change .

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur ...

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