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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs just landed a $2 billion valuation

BenevolentAI, a UK-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to discover new treatments just raised $115 million.<p>The funding, which came from existing investors including Woodford Investment Management, values the six-year-old company at $2 billion, a unicorn status held by only a few biotech …

Barack Obama And Jordan Peele Urge You Not To Believe Your Own Eyes

<b>Who:</b> <i>BuzzFeed</i> and Jordan Peele, and to a certain extent, President Barack Obama.<p><b>Why we care:</b> The tragedy of Donald Trump’s stock dismissal phrase, …

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Robot Open a Door

You could argue that the door handle has had a disproportionate influence on modern robotics. It was the humanoids of the Darpa Robotics Challenge, …

Robotics

Netflix's new show about AI is blowing people's minds - literally

<i>Altered Carbon</i>, Netflix's new sci-fi thriller, is set in a futuristic world with limitless potential. Immortality is finally attainable—for the very …

7 The Most Advanced Robots

Robots

What's new, Atlas?

The Digital Pill Era Is Here—And It Could Help Solve a $300 Billion Health Care Problem

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved the first ever drug-digital tracking tool hybrid for the U.S. market. The digital pill, …

UberEats is going to let you order food from 'virtual restaurants' that don't exist IRL

Craving something, but UberEats doesn't list it in your vicinity? The company has a novel way to tackle that issue.<p>Uber is now serving dishes from …

UberEATS

An artificial intelligence has officially been granted residency

Digital Pinochio<p>Tokyo, Japan may have just become the first city to officially grant residence to an artificial intelligence (AI). The intelligence’s …

AI researchers want governments to ban killer robots, before it's too late

Artificial intelligence technology has developed in leaps and bounds in the last decade, and now, governments are being urged to ban robots that can …

Stephen Hawking says A.I. could be 'worst event in the history of our civilization'

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) could be the "worst event in the history of our civilization" unless society finds a way to control its …

To Keep Up With AI, We’ll Need High-Tech Brains

Technologies that enhance the human brain will be essential to avoid a dystopian future fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence<p>When do we start panicking? DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company in London, just announced another breakthrough in machine intelligence. Starting from nothing …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Billionaire CEO of SoftBank: Robots will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years

Super artificial intelligence is coming, and sooner than you might expect.<p>That's according to SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. The Japanese billionaire …

All the Face-Tracking Tech Behind Apple's Animoji

A couple years ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well …

Augmented Reality

This robot-made pizza in Silicon Valley should terrify Domino's and Pizza Hut

Robots could kill off huge swaths of jobs in the future — but at least they come bearing pizza.<p>Founded in 2015, Zume Pizza uses robotics and artificial intelligence to make pizza more quickly. Machines press mounds of dough, squirt and spread sauce, and lift pizzas in and out of the oven, in a …

Silicon Valley

This 3-D printing company churns out lightweight car parts that are ready for the road

Impossible Objects has developed commercial 3-D printers that can churn out parts that are ready to use in cars, planes, computers and more.<p>Many 3-D …

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue

<b>For more than two decades,</b> Tim O’Reilly has been the conscience of the tech industry. Originally a publisher of technical manuals, he was among the …

Artificial Intelligence

Starbucks Just Made a Major Decision That's Really Going to Annoy Some People | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Soon, physical things will seem like ancient artifacts.<p>We'll all have stopped staring into our phones and just rely on the chips in our heads that translate our thoughts onto ubiquitous …

Business Strategy

How AI will make corporations more humane and super-linearly innovative (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been darkly painted by many as the technology that will destroy jobs and render humans unemployable and obsolete. …

Your next creative partner could be a bot

A tech-savvy science-fiction author shows how AI might inspire art rather than replace itIllustration by Matt HuynhWhen machines are able to do …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

As States Raise Minimum Wage McDonald's Replaces Cashiers and Investors Love It

Ronald McDonald is at it again. The least scary clown in America has found a way to strike fear into the hearts of McDonald’s employees, at least …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: Why robots won't be taking our jobs for hundreds of years

Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley tech icon Steve Wozniak isn't worried that robots will leave us all unemployed, not in the foreseeable future, …

The Thoughts of a Spiderweb

Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.

The Bionic Athlete

<i>Video and reporting by Scott Sinkler</i><p>Technology is making the athlete of tomorrow stronger, faster, fitter and healthier. We are in an era where we …

Driverless Cars Will Be Part of a $7 Trillion Market by 2050

A new study from Intel and the research firm Strategy Analytics claims that driverless vehicles will be behind $7 trillion worth of economic activity …

Autonomous Vehicle

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?

HONG KONG — Sören Schwertfeger finished his postdoctorate research on autonomous robots in Germany, and seemed set to go to Europe or the United States, where artificial intelligence was pioneered and established.<p>Instead, he went to China.<p>“You couldn’t have started a lab like mine elsewhere,” Mr. …

Artificial Intelligence