THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

By Malcolm Out Loud | This future business is both fascinating and scary as hell. The talking animals are cool maybe but the robot sex - I don't know folks!

There’s a fine line between what people want robots to do and not do for them

The robots are coming, and that’s fine with most people—as long as they don’t try to run their lives.<p>Over the summer we surveyed 1,600 Quartz readers for their opinions on artificial intelligence. Among respondents, 79% said they were very or somewhat familiar with AI and most were aware of where …

Robots

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, scientist claims

Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up people’s …

Aliens

Sex robots could put us out of work: porn stars

Sex robots could put porn stars out of work as the creepy technology continues to produce more lifelike products, a worried adult film star has …

Robots

Sex robot creator claims 'five minute orgasms' with his lifelike android has 'improved his marriage' - Mirror Online

The creator of an artificial intelligence sex doll claims having regular orgasms with his creation has spiced up his marriage.<p>Dr Sergi Santos is one …

Marriage

Sex Robot Molested At Electronics Festival, Creators Say

"Because they did not understand the technology and did not have to pay for it, they treated the doll like barbarians."<p>This is why we can’t have nice things.<p>The man behind an “intelligent” sex robot named “Samantha” says the kinky creation needs to be repaired thanks to “barbarians” at a tech …

Robots

Controversial sex robot that can orgasm is now for sale

A sex robot that was built to become a member of your family is now for sale in the U.K.<p>The hyper-realistic toy named “Samantha” comes with a “sex …

Robots

AI can liberate humans to lead happier lives, if we get it right

Discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) provoke both excitement and fear in strong measure.<p>Just last week, Elon Musk predicted that AI will …

Vladimir Putin: World Leader in A.I. "Will Become the Ruler of the World"

It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin has entered the global artificial intelligence development …

Russia

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence may spark World War III

The serial CEO is already fighting the science fiction battles of tomorrow, and he remains more concerned about killer robots than anything else.<p>While many nervous eyes around the world are watching rogue nation North Korea and its latest nuclear test, billionaire worry-wart Elon Musk warns that an …

Artificial Intelligence

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?<p>In a 2011 <i>New Yorker</i> profile, Peter Thiel, …

Automation by the numbers: Record-breaking year for sales of robots, components

New research puts hard numbers behind the staggering growth of automation in recent months<p>The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) just rolled …

Amazon patent details the scary future of drone delivery

Amazon became the world’s most popular online marketplace by making sure customers can shop for nearly anything without leaving home. The company recently filed patents to indicate it wants to do more than just sell you the things you ask for though — it’s developing drones to drop your purchases …

Drones

Elon Musk Is Wrong Again. AI Isn’t More Dangerous Than North Korea.

Elon Musk’s recent remark on Twitter that artificial intelligence (AI) is more dangerous than North Korea is based on his bedrock belief in the power …

AI can be more dangerous than North Korea, believes Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has stated that people should be more worried about artificial intelligence, more than the heightened tension between …

Bill Gates' prediction will give you goosebumps

Bill Gates is sounding the alarm on what could be a trillion-dollar technology.<p>And when Bill Gates speaks, it pays to listen.<p>The company he founded, Microsoft, was a critical part of the PC age. Even today, 15 years after retiring, he is worth an unimaginable $90 billion dollars.<p>Now he's telling …

Stocks

The jobs being overtaken by robots: in pictures

Robots

Banking with a chatbot: a battle between convenience and security

Soon, you will be able to check your bank balance or transfer money through Facebook Messenger and Twitter as banks experiment with chatbots. …

Banking

Will Artificial Intelligence Be Illegal in Europe Next Year?

The upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation imposes strict rules on how to handle personal data, creating a challenge for AI companies everywhere.<p>Many people wonder why Europe is so keen to protect people’s privacy. The reason dates back from WWII, when French and German governments …

Privacy

South Korea introduces world's first 'robot tax'

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world's first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment.<p>The country will limit tax incentives for investments in automated machines as part of a newly proposed revision of its tax laws.<p>It is …

Robots

Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve The Workforce, Not Replace It | Articles | Big Data

While Artificial Intelligence offers great opportunity for businesses, a prominent concern coming out of the AI revolution surrounds the workforce. …

Intelligence

Artificial intelligence: Professor Toby Walsh on 10 ways society will change by 2050

Leading Australian artificialintelligence scientist Professor Toby Walsh is warning that we are "sleepwalking" into an AI future in which billions of …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Spar Over How Dangerous AI Really Is

Some experts take issue with Elon Musk’s frightening warning about AI taking over.<br>Read More

Elon Musk

“Irresponsible”: Mark Zuckerberg Slams Elon Musk’s “Doomsday” Attitude

With the robot apocalypse nearly upon us, Zuck and Musk have two very different views of the future.<p>Three years ago, Tesla C.E.O. <b>Elon Musk</b> had a revelation. He had invested in DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence start-up that would soon be acquired by Google, and was alarmed by how quickly the …

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain | Backchannel

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company.<p>Designed by …

China

Meet the newest recruits of Dubai’s police force: robocars with facial recognition tech

Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.<p>The announcement by city officials this week comes as Dubai races to reshape the future of its law …

Robots

SpaceX rocket finally lifts off after two aborted launch attempts

After two aborted attempts and a three-day delay, SpaceX successfully sent a communications satellite soaring toward orbit on Wednesday.<p>The commercial space company, headed by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, initially planned for the launch to occur on July 2, but pushed it to July 3 -- when it was …

SpaceX

The Fourth Industrial Age will be about AI understanding us, not the other way around

While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots <i>are</i> going to meet our needs, offer proactive advice, and serve us. The truth is, we won’t try to understand technology. Technology will try to understand us.<p>That’s a lofty goal. The digital revolution was about humans …

Humanity