Google is shifting their focus from Search to artificial intelligence, CEO says

There’s a lot of data to be had — and Google wants it.

Robots could soon write emotional or motivating songs

Inserting feelings into Artificial Intelligence music — the future is kinda happening already.

A.I. for Texas Hold’em has 10 times the win rate of professional poker players

After the researchers gave the AI “intuition”, it blew away most professional human players.

Even bots have arguments. Some Wikipedia bots can undo each other for years before settling an edit

An important incursion into bot sociology.

Google’s Deepmind artificial intelligence learns to be greedy and aggressive when resources are scarce

This is what you get when you teach AI to behave like a human.

How to make an ethically aligned artificial intelligence — IEEE publishes first guidelines

Top experts in A.I. are discussing how to embed human values to machines.

Scientists override fear response in humans using artificial intelligence and hard cash

Researchers think this method could help patients with PTSD and phobias.

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.

This is the first pop song written by an A.I. and it sounds a lot like The Beatles

You can dance to it. Who said robots were boring?

How artificial intelligence will augment the typical North American city of 2030

Fifteen years from now in a North American suburb.

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.

Robot lawyers helps challenge 160,000 parking tickets

Getting back from lunch to find a parking ticket can ruin your day, especially if you think you did nothing wrong.

MIT makes an AI that can predict what the future looks and sounds like

Artificial intelligence is learning in seconds what took humans a lifetime to master.

Google scientists propose adding a ‘kill switch’ for A.I.

When in danger of A.I. overlords, press the big red button.

Artificial intelligence should be protected by human rights, Oxford mathematician argues

While robotics and AI research is taking massive strides forward, our social development hasn’t really kept up with them.

Google’s AI is now writing post-modern poetry. I’ve read worse

Despite these tentative first steps definitely look like a work in progress, don’t look so stunned when you’ll learn about the first best-selling novel written by a robot (I’ve seen worse things published). It all starts now.

MIT made an A.I. that detects 85 percent of cyber attacks

Security analysts rely on all sorts of automated software that spots suspicious activity. Even so, an analyst has to churn through even thousands of false positives on a daily basis, which makes it easy to miss a cyber attack. Coming to their rescue is MIT which reports an artificial intelligence ‘tutored’ by the best human experts can identify 85 percent of incoming attacks. Most importantly, it’s not confined to a certain set of attack patterns and learns to adapt with each new attack.

Microsoft’s new A.I. writes captions for images (and it’s hilarious)

We tested Microsoft’s CaptionBot and had some laughs.

IBM has a creepy patent that’s a search engine for your memory

How cool would it be to solve most of your personal problems like you’d use google. “Where’s my keys?” or “What meds did the vet say I should give my cat?”. Well, be careful what you wish for, because there’s a reason a personal search engine doesn’t exist yet: it can only work if you’re under surveillance 24/7. Or .. at least when you’re awake.

Artificial Intelligence: teaching a robot to have human values

Artificial Intelligence. To most of us that brings up images and short clips from movies where AI dominates Earth and enslaves us poor humans. Put away those connotations for a moment. AI in its purest sense, where programs evolve and self-improve has been very interesting. Google recently showcased an interesting program; they plugged it into a game on the PS4, and in a matter of hours, the program had taught itself to play the game, and a few hours later could play it better than any human. Although this is slightly frightening, it shows how powerful technology is getting.