Michelle Bate

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A robot that once said it would 'destroy humans' just became the first robot citizen

An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become the first robot to be granted citizenship in the world.<p>Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on Sophia ahead of the Future Investment Initiative, held in the kingdom's capital city of Riyadh on Wednesday.<p>"I am very honored and proud of this unique …

Robotics

Police use facial recognition much more than you realize

Police departments across the country may know what you look like, even if you don't know how they got your photo.<p>About half of American adults are …

Moscow's facial recognition CCTV network is the biggest example of surveillance society yet

We already knew that the city of Moscow is saturated with CCTV cameras, but we've only just learned the extent that the city is able to conduct …

Surveillance

Facebook is trying to match blood donors with those who need it

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to help blood donors, and the people who need it in India find each other.<p>On Oct. 1, India's National Blood …

Freight train with no driver is one step closer to a fully-autonomous rail system

Look, it's just a hunch, but careering down long stretches of Australia's desert would be quite fatiguing. On the flipside, it'd make an ideal …

Autonomous Cars