Artificial intelligence
Emerging Tech

We’re closer to China’s disturbing ‘Social Credit System’ than you realize

China's new Social Credit System offers a dystopian look at the future of online tracking. But don't think that the same thing isn't happening a bit closer to home. Here's the reason why.
Cars

BMW’s Digital Day showcases automaker’s innovations in A.I. and 5G technology

BMW Group’s Digital Day, a sort of tech fair and outing held at its headquarters in Munich, gives the automaker an opportunity to showcase some of its latest developments and innovations in automotive technology.
Movies & TV

Reality hews too close to sci-fi dystopia for ‘Westworld’ star Jeffrey Wright

Leading up to season 2 of HBO's hit sci-fi drama Westworld, actor Jeffrey Wright discusses what to expect from the new season and how the line between humans and technology is getting blurred.
Emerging Tech

We’re waiting! 7 technologies that sci-fi films promised us, but aren’t here yet

Cutting edge technology constantly makes us feel like we're living in the future, but there is still science fiction technology we'd love to see in the real world. Here are seven examples.
Emerging Tech

Forget cloning dogs, A.I. is the real way to let your pooch live forever

Researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have created a deep-learning A.I. that is designed to mimic the behavior of dogs.
Computing

Google is learning to differentiate between your voice and your friend’s

Thanks to new Google research detailed in a paper titled, "Looking to Listen at the Cocktail Party," a new deep learning system is able to identify voices by looking at people's faces as they speak. 
Emerging Tech

Crime-predicting A.I. isn’t science fiction. It’s about to roll out in India

In the film “Minority Report,” law enforcement could foresee and prevent a crime before it happens. But research into A.I.-based surveillance could turn that fantasy into a reality.
Movies & TV

Documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ free to stream courtesy of Elon Musk

A provocative new documentary from the director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" that explores the rise of artificial intelligence in society is available to stream for free all weekend, courtesy of A.I.-wary entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Smart Home

We’ve only just ‘scratched the surface of what’s possible’ with Alexa, exec says

Alexa is one smart cookie, but according to Rohit Prasad, vice president and head scientist of the Alexa division at Amazon, we ain't seen nothin' yet. Prasad says we've only just scratched the surface of the tech's potential.
Smart Home

Fribo is a cat-like robot that tells your friends what’s going on in your home

Fribo is a robot developed by researchers in Korea, designed to help stave off loneliness -- apparently by letting all your friends know exactly what you're doing in your house all the time.
Emerging Tech

The future of journalism? A.I. rewrites news depending on your politics

Today, all of us live in filter bubbles online. A brand-new news website aims to help bust us out of them by using artificial intelligence to let us read stories from multiple political perspectives.
Computing

Microsoft ‘excited’ about its secret hardware built for artificial intelligence

Harry Shum of Microsoft's AI and Research group says he's very excited about the company's upcoming hardware driven by A.I. He doesn't disclose any details, but Microsoft already admitted it's working on chips dedicated to A.I.