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AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Disney May Buy Fox, Which Could Change Everything About the Marvel Cinematic Universe [UPDATED]

CNBC is reporting that Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox, an entertainment arm within the larger Fox company that is reportedly looking to …

Algorithms can write fake reviews that humans rate as "helpful"

One of the reasons that online review sites still have some utility is that "crowdturfing" attacks (in which reviewers are paid to write convincing …

Cory Doctorow

Google has updated its Street View cameras for the first time in eight years

Better cameras means better photos and source data for Google’s machine learning capabilities<p>The days of the large, globe-like cameras on top of Google Street View cars may be slowly disappearing. Google has refreshed the design for the cameras used to capture Street View images, which is its first …

Machine Learning

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

After bringing in Lamborghinis and Ferraris to patrol roads, Dubai police have enrolled a robotic officer, the first in a unit that aims to make up a quarter of the force by 2030.<p>The robotic cop stood to attention Wednesday night at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, as tourists …

Here’s Why Hollywood Will Never Stop Making Spider-Man Movies

In July, superhero fans will be treated to the sixth <i>Spider-Man</i> movie in just 15 years. <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, which stars Tom Holland, might be the …

Construction

A European committee just listed 11 ways society is at risk from Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) could pose a threat to the fabric of our society, according to an opinion published last night by the European Economic …

Artificial Intelligence

The 9 Best Anime on Netflix Right Now, Ranked

Including a few that will never leave the streaming platform.<p>Magical notebooks, super-powered fighters, giant robots, swords, cannibals both big and …

Anime

Will a robot take your job? This website provides an answer (that you probably won't like)

Here's what we know about robots: Robots have taken jobs. Robots are taking jobs. Robots will take jobs.<p>The question remains, though: How many jobs? …

University of Oxford

Marvel's The Defenders picks up one month after the events of Iron Fist

The Defenders will finally see the street-level superheroes join forces, and now we know where it falls on the timeline: The Defenders takes place …

Comics

Despite Switch launch, Nintendo will disappoint us yet again at E3 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Nintendo will not hold a traditional press conference at E3 in Los Angeles. Since 2013, the company has opted for a …

Gaming

These Disney-inspired prints are positively enchanting

Your favorite Disney classics have gotten a makeover – and for once, we're not talking about live-action remakes.<p>No, we're talking about a stunning …

Walt Disney Company

This Robot Proved That It Was Self-Aware

Are you good at logic puzzles? You'd better hope so. Scientists believe that the ability to solve certain logic puzzles is proof of self …

Robotics

Sakura 2017: The best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan

Enjoy the best of the <b>cherry blossom viewing season</b> with this list of the <b>top spots to see sakura around the country</b>.<p>Now that the cherry blossoms are …

Japan

These AI bots created their own language to talk to each other

A next step in the development of artificial intelligence.<p>It is now table stakes for artificial intelligence algorithms to “learn” about the world around them. The next level: For AI bots to learn how to talk to each other — and develop their own shared language.<p>New research released last week by …

Artificial Intelligence

Deadpool 2 May Have its Cable, and a Lot More from the Marvel Cinematic Universe [UPDATE]

Cable (Photo via Marvel)<p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Deadpool 2</i> has cast its Cable, and it is not, as rumored below, Michael Shannon. Josh Brolin will play Cable in the …

Marvel Universe

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

The Entrance at Kiyomizu-dera.

<b>The Entrance at Kiyomizu-dera.</b> Kyoto, Japan. By Eric Nguyen.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer</i> …

Kyoto

'Street Fighter' on Nintendo Switch flings first-person hadokens

News keeps trickling in for the Switch as we await its public release next month. Befitting a Nintendo console, they range from exciting to bizarre, often taking the system's novel points and running into unpredictable territory. Such is the case with the upcoming <i>Ultra Street Fighter II</i>, as a new …

Loki is BACK in these gorgeous new concept images for "Thor: Ragnarok"

Thor’s (adopted) brother Loki will be back in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film <i>Thor: Ragnarok.</i> New concept images for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> show …

'Logan' Found Footage Video Reveals X-23's Secret Origins

She really does have a lot in common with Wolverine.<p>"She's like you."<p>That's what Professor X (Patrick Stewart) tells Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in the …

Comics

How Virtual Console Could Make The Switch A Must-Own

Nintendo has yet to say anything about how the Switch will approach classic games, which means there’s still hope that they won’t screw it up. Very …

Retrogaming

The mind-blowing AI announcement from Google that you probably missed.

In the closing weeks of 2016, Google published an article that quietly sailed under most people’s radars. Which is a shame, because it may just be …

People Have Started Hacking Nintendo's NES Classic And Adding More Games To It

It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading …

Retrogaming

How To Write Your Very First Powerful Artificial Intelligence /s

Such clever, many intelligent, very human.<p>I know, you’re insanely busy so let’s keep this tutorial short and neat.<p>What the hell is machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Translate is Amazing Now, and That Should Terrify You

Translating languages is hard. If you’re fluent in more than one, you already know that there’s never any direct translation for a lot of phrases. …

The rise of the robots?

<b>"Your bones will turn to sand. And upon that sand a new God will walk." Dolores in the latest sci-fi TV blockbuster, Westworld.</b><p>It may not quite be that bad. But a wall won't keep them out, a new work permit scheme won't stop their freedom of movement.<p>The rise of the robots could be next year's big …

Buenos Aires

Automation Won't Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.<p>People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic …

Economics

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