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Holograms come to life in the world's first interactive display

Interactive Holograms<p>Hologram technology has come a long way since Princess Leia delivered a hologram message to Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. …

Paper clip game 'superintelligence' theory

The harbinger of human extinction.David/Flickr<p>A game about making paperclips has gone viral, and it's a sly nod to a famous thought experiment about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.<p>The game, as described by Business Insider's Matt Weinberger (one of the many staffers at Business …

World's Newest Ridiculously Big Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discovery

That was FAST.<p>A little over a year since its completion, China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first …

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Elon Musk presents his vision for colonizing Mars by 2024

Elon Musk unveiled exciting changes to his vision of establishing a colony on Mars, and surprised us with a plan to use rockets to transport people …

Space Travel

What’s the Best UI for Search? No UI At All

Remember when your phone’s voice assistant was a fun, little novelty and you’d ask it to call you some silly name? You know, like, two years ago.<p>Well …

Advertising Industry

Facebook Needs to a Babelfish to Achieve Human-Level Intelligence

Douglas Adams' translating fish is inspiring researchers.<p>One of Facebook’s biggest technology goals is also one of the biggest in computing: How can …

Artificial Intelligence

6 awesome augmented reality apps making waves in the market

Augmented Reality (AR) is nothing new. However, the recent Apple iOS update and iPhone announcement are certainly going to help make this immersive format more mainstream.<p>Nowadays, the latest advancements in the tech world are being brought directly to the everyday mobile user with all kinds of …

For once, Microsoft got the jump on Google and Apple with HoloLens — will it last?

Mixed reality (MR) is a new computing platform that‘s emerging from the current fields of augmented and virtual reality. MR blends the physical and the digital worlds into a single space, using a combination of cutting edge optical hardware and artificial intelligence (AI) software. Over the next 5 …

Science fiction can tell us a lot about our problems with artificial intelligence

Last year, an open letter with signatories including Stephen Hawking and Nick Bostrom called for AI to be of demonstrable benefit to humanity, or risk something that exceeds our ability to control it.<p>AI, as conceived of in popular culture, does not yet exist, even if autonomous and expert systems …