Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications.
TECH-POCALYPSE China to become artificial intelligence 'world leader' by 2030 – but will it spark a killer computer arms race?
Amazon is having a rough week. The e-commerce powerhouse has celebrated a string of victories this year. Its stock price broke above $1,000 for the first time; it is presiding over an unprecedented retrenchment within the retail space as more than 8
Last Christmas, Nathan Seidle's wife gave him a second-hand safe she'd found on Craigslist. It was, at first glance, a strange gift. The couple already owned the same model, a $120 SentrySafe combination fire safe they'd bought from Home Depot. But t
Imagine you had a chance to tell 50 of the most powerful politicians in America what urgent problem you think needs prompt government action. Elon Musk had that chance this past weekend at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Is
An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search.
Within six months the US military will start using commercial AI algorithms to sort through its masses of intelligence data on the Islamic State.
Google funds reporter robots in Europe, part of a growing trend
A leading academic has warned the lifelike, sentient sex robots blur the line between what, or who, is capable of consenting to sex
There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companies prepare for a trial set to begin in October.
Tech companies from Google to Apple may be ploughing resources into driverless cars, but on our oceans, automated ships could be making bigger waves by the end of the decade.
The world is changing. There's no way around this fact. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now. And, whether you know it or not, it will affect you.
It is a dimwitted fantasy to treat Artificial Intelligence and robots as sentient human beings, when they are not, nor can they ever be. Yet, as Japanese men are having sex with silicon dolls, others are trying to teach morals to robots using 'pare
Androids could offer valuable help to the elderly and disabled but may lead to the increased objectification of women
The grass was not greener on the other side of the ocean, and turns out to be a cheap plastic imitation. Companies are not looking for cheaper labor markets since it is cheaper to invest in robotics right where they are. This trend will hit the west
Volkswagen has been pushing hard with its concept cars recently, using the Paris and Detroit Auto Shows to provide a glimpse of its plans for an electric future. The ID Buzz and Crozz have now been joined by the Gen.E Research Vehicle which, undernea
•A burger-flipping robot called Flippy will be at work in CaliBurger restaurants by early 2018.
The world is another step closer to a bricklaying robot that can build the framework of a house in less than three days.
A subsidiary of SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL, GOOG). The transaction aligns with SoftBank's investments in paradigm-shifting technologies and its visi
Phase 1 of DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida.
Jason Bermas reports on an interesting story involving an Artificial Intelligence system that Facebook is experimenting with.The report is called "Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues".