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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

If the idea of Artificial Intelligence becoming autonomous and learning to kill is scary to you, try being afraid when when the A.I. looks like Nintendo’s beloved Super Mario. Researchers at Germany’s University of Tuebingen have been working on an A.I. program that responds to voice commands, has an approximation of emotional states, learns from experience and […]

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11.21.14 Rhett Jones

They took our jerbs!! In an unnerving development that crosses scary uses of A.I. and the elimination of humans ability to make a living, a tech company called Knightscope has debuted their new robot security guard, the K5. The egg-shaped bots stand about 5 feet tall and weigh 300 pounds. They are unarmed (for now) and are […]

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11.17.14 Rhett Jones

In terrifying, dystopian news that was once the stuff of fiction, scientists have taught an artificial intelligence program how to create a magic trick. After researchers uploaded the outline of how a magic jig-saw puzzle and a mind-reading card trick work, the computer program was able to create original versions of the trick that were so good […]

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02.22.13 Andy Cush

So you’ve tweeted your last tweet, just before heading into the great social network in the sky. Would you rather have your feed lie unpopulated and empty for the rest of eternity, or, if you could, would you like to have it keep on tweeting, retweeting, and favoriting, long after you’ve passed beyond the physical […]

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02.05.13 Andy Cush

To test just how clever Cleverbot really is, director Chris R. Wilson created a short film, co-written by the celebrated artificial intelligence platform and acted out by real humans. According to Wilson, he’d set up scenes for Cleverbot, then allow it to fill in the characters’ dialogue. The resulting film is as zany as should […]

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