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Could Artificial Intelligence Ever Become A Threat To Humanity?

<i>What is a plausible path (if any) towards AI becoming a threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook and Professor at NYU, on</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s sibling Deepmind artificial intelligence has the potential to learn to become highly aggressive

Humans can be a selfish bunch, often acting out of self-interest instead of consideration for others. Given the circumstance, though, people can also …

Google Test Of AI's Killer Instinct Shows We Should Be Very Careful

If climate change, nuclear weapons or Donald Trump don’t kill us first, there’s always artificial intelligence just waiting in the wings. It’s been a …

We Need a Plan for When AI Becomes Smarter Than Us

When Apple released its software application, Siri, in 2011, iPhone users had high expectations for their intelligent personal assistants. Yet …

Princess Leia’s Infamous Slave Bikini Can Finally Be Yours

Good news for those who have aspirations of either playing Leia or Jabba the Hutt in a <i>Return of the Jedi</i> cosplay fantasy. The actual metal bikini that Carrie Fisher wore in the film is going to auction and regular, everyday people will have a chance to purchase it for their own use. Well, as long …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

A ridiculously rich guy actually built Bruce Wayne’s underground Batcave – and it’s amazing

Readers… some things in life just aren’t fair. Case in point: some obnoxiously wealthy guy in Australia has a Batcave and you don’t.<p>Australian …

Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’?

Delicious frozen desserts come with a sting in their tail. But why?<p>One of the most mind-numbing types of headache comes from one of the greatest desserts ever invented. By some estimates, as many as one in three people suffer from “ice cream headaches” or “brain freeze,” as the phenomenon is …

Headaches

Lexus Unveils Its Working Hoverboard

At the only skatepark where it works<p>Lexus just unveiled what is by all appearances a working hoverboard. This concept was teased about way back in June. Every story about it comes with an obligatory reference to <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, that 1989 film set in the distant and far-off future of …

These "Star Wars" Autographs From Mark Hamill Are Hilariously Unexpected

"Yes George, but just try ACTING to these scripts!"

Why Deadpool is the Internet's favorite superhero

The forthcoming movie starring the Marvel Comics antihero is quite unlike any other superhero film we've seen so far, an R-rated action-comedy with a self-deprecating, fourth-wall breaking sense of humor that's evident right from the very first official video released for the movie: A trailer for …

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld Launched a New Podcast Network Called HeadGum

Say hello to the latest podcast network: HeadGum. Founded by longtime CollegeHumor writer/performers <i></i>Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, the network …

Why The Joker Is The Best Villain Of All Time

From the comics, the video game and the movies; The Joker is one of our favorite villains of all time. But why?<p>Why does this character capture our imagination? The answer might lie in his destructive relationship with The Batman. I spoke with <i>Batman Arkham Knight</i> developer Guy Perkins about our love …

Love Stories

The Straightwashing of Hercules and Marvel's LGBTQ Failures

The mythological demigod Hercules is bisexual. How you feel about that fact doesn't <i>change</i> the fact; the myths of antiquity have told us that Hercules …

Star Trek's original Uhura is going on a NASA mission

Nichelle Nichols, aka the original Uhura from <i>Star Trek</i>, is going on a NASA mission. First mentioned in a Reddit AMA and then clarified in a post on <i>Starpower,</i> Uhura will be "among the first non-essential personnel to experience NASA's newest telescope: SOFIA."<p>It isn't, however, a mission into space: …

'Star Trek' reveals an important truth about the robot takeover

When discussing my upcoming book on the economics of "Star Trek" with people who have only a passing interest in the show, I have noticed that the issue of work keeps coming back. More specifically, casual viewers, professional economists and members of the press alike seem to hone in on the …

13 Times Deadpool Annoyed Every Single One Of The Avengers

We're all super pumped for the "Deadpool" movie next year -- even more so now that we've all seen the amazing teaser trailer that just went up …

Comics

How Likely Are You to Poop During Anal Sex?

And what to do if it does happen.<p>So we've already talked about what a transcendent experience anal sex can be, and we've heard the nuggets of anal knowledge some women wish they’d known before they dived into the butt-sex game. But no matter how prepared you feel to let your partner knock on your …

Particles

17 Clues to What Porn Is Really Like Behind the Scenes

You will never see icing sugar the same way again<p>A Reddit thread has asked people in the porn industry, "What is something the viewers <i>really</i> don't know?" and the answers are … enlightening.<p>We can't vouch for the experience of the writers, but all claim to have worked in the porn industry or to have …

iPhone found working after falling from airplane

Conventional wisdom suggests that your iPhone would shatter if dropped from 10 or 20 feet. Surviving a drop of more than 9,000 feet seems …

Texas

New ‘Deadpool’ teaser shows why it will be the funniest Marvel movie ever

For those of you who aren’t Marvel Comics fans, you should know that Deadpool is a foul-mouthed mercenary assassin who displays a very postmodern …

The Apollo 11 astronaut who made the first lunar landing in 1969 has tweeted his official travel voucher and customs forms for the moon rock he brought back<p>Buzz Aldrin’s 1969 trip to the moon was just like any other business trip, expenses forms and all.<p>Related: Camera and souvenirs from Apollo 11 …

Space Exploration

First Robot wedding takes place in Japan

Frois and Yukirin, two robots, tied the knot in Tokyo at the weekend, sealing their union with a kiss<p>The bride glided down the aisle in a long white dress, before vows were exchanged with the groom and their union was sealed with a kiss.<p>This may sound like a conventional wedding aside from one …

Weddings

11 Famous People Who Apologized for Their Own Movies

These 11 actors and directors just want to say how sorry they are for that movie they made.<p><b>1. and 2. George Clooney and Joel Schumacher // Batman &</b> …

The Earth's rotation is slowing, so everyone gets an extra second this week

In case you need a little extra time this week, the last minute of Tuesday, June 30 will contain 61 seconds instead of the usual 60.<p>Atomic clocks …

Earth Science

Microsoft HoloLens Destroyed In SpaceX Launch Explosion

After announcing NASA as a HoloLens partner at its Windows 10 launch event back in January, Microsoft revealed genuine plans to send its AR headset into space last week.<p>“Sidekick uses Microsoft HoloLens to provide virtual aid to astronauts working off the Earth, for the Earth. A pair of the devices …

Space Exploration

Marvel Head Kevin Feige Claims The New ‘Spider-Man’ Will Be Influenced By John Hughes

We’ve officially got a new <i>Spider-Man</i> on the way, which is either a blessing, or some manner of a curse akin to the worst kind of disease imaginable. It’s only fitting to be so dramatic considering the new <i>Spider-Man</i> film will return the character to high school and put him through the ringer of …

Comics

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface.<p>The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from …

Photograph: PR<p>Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, who will star in next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/29/1435564328583/6c199e46-1337-4aea-bcd1-656945a38bfd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, who will star in …

Superhero Movies

Podcasts Are Saving NPR

For the first time in six years, National Public Radio, better known as NPR, is on track to break even financially thanks in part to the rising …

Podcasting

Let’s See What The Cast Of ‘Jurassic Park’ Has Been Up To Over The Last 22 Years

It’s impossible to not love Chris Pratt, but will his performance in <i>Jurassic World</i> resonate in two decades? Probably not, but it’s also not possible for another <i>Jurassic</i> film to rock our collective worlds like the original did. Much like Alan Grant and Ellie Statler when they saw real live …

Movies