Google AI can now look at your retina and predict the risk of heart disease

After analyzing data from over a quarter million patients, the neural network can predict the patient’s age (within a 4-year range), gender, smoking status, blood pressure, body mass index, and risk of cardiovascular disease.

Will AI start to take over writing? How will we manage it?

An AI writer — can this really be?

Chinese AI outperforms humans in language comprehension test — the first time a machine ever has

011010…. Oh, wait, carbon-based life-form, I meant “Hello”.

Scientist trains AI to generate Halloween costumes ideas, and some are pretty good

Could AIs be… creative?

Elon Musk’s AI just beat the pros at Dota 2 — one of the most popular and complex computer games

Robots are now beating us at computer games.

Researchers quantify basic rules of ethics and morality, plan to copy them into smart cars, even AI

Be good, drive good.

Endowing AI with confidence and doubt will make it more useful, paper argues

More like us, in other words.

Even ‘dumb AI’ can supercharge human activity and efficiency, study reprots

Two heads are better than one.

Stephen Hawking revises his deadline for humans escaping Earth — it’s now just 100 years

Darn.

Elon Musk reveals that Neuralink is aimed at stopping AIs from taking over

Such a cool problem to have.

Emotional computers really freak people out — a new take on the uncanny valley

Be like us, but not us.

DeepMind can now learn how to use its memories, apply knowledge to new tasks

The AI developed by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, just received a new and powerful update.

Google asks Pixar, The Onion writers to make its helper more human-like

Can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Russian police arrested a robot and here’s why I’m not Ok with that

Witnesses say the robot complied peacefully.

Scientists quantify human intelligence for first time ever using MRI scans

A particular pattern in the human brain is connected to higher levels of intelligence.

Weapons shouldn’t be able to decide themselves to end a life – Hawking, Musk, Wozniak sign letter requesting the ban of autonomous weapons and military AI

A very large number of scientific and technological luminaries have signed an open letter calling for the world’s governments to ban the development of “offensive autonomous weapons” to prevent a “military AI arms race.”

Killer AI? Let’s Solve the Smaller Problems First

Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk has said that our civilization is dangerously close to encountering AI problems within a “five-year timeframe, 10 years at most.” He made the comment on the website Edge.org shortly before deleting it. His point was that, sometime soon, we may actually create a form of artificial intelligence that decides to rise up and wipe out the