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Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?

Illustration: IEEE SpectrumThe author argues that when the growth of robot capabilities begins in earnest, it will likely be explosive—a Cambrian …

Robot with Artificial Intelligence Tells Creators it will Keep Them in a "People Zoo"

It’s all fun and games until the AI (artificial intelligence) you create tells you it’s going to put you in a “people zoo” so it can visit you for …

Ten technologies that are precursors to the AI era

Here are 10 technology tools that are leading the way to the era of artificial intelligence in the enterprise.<p>After decades of research and …

Google's Psychedelic AI Art Takes Twitter by Storm

What does Google's image search algorithm see in Mad Max's face?<p>Last month, Google blew the lid off of a trippy psychedelic image of a squirrel that had the internet confused: Had the strange images of dogs and noses been designed by a human, or a computer? It turned out that it had, indeed, been …

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI

Google's chatbot artificial intelligence has some interesting -- and not entirely illogical -- ideas about morality, philosophy and the meaning of life.<p>Conversations with chatbots are interesting, in a short-lived sort of way. If you take Cleverbot for a spin, for example, you quickly run into …

Artificial Intelligence