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!

Hypnotherapist says she’s worried about sex robots and vulnerable people

A hypnotherapist says she is worried about the possible emotional dangers posed to vulnerable people by sex robots.<p>Zoe Clews, who offers therapy to …

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China emerges as a hotbed for artificial intelligence - Digiday

If the U.S. is leading the way in artificial intelligence, China is playing catch-up and quickly emerging as an AI hotbed thanks to its talent, …

Artificial Intelligence

This Cuddly Robot Is Here to Help You Fall Asleep

A Dutch company has combined two of the internet's favorite things: sleep deprivation and robots. Somnox, the world's first sleep robot, just …

Wellness

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence

You can now order a sex robot with three boobs and a cat’s tail

A sex robot designer is now making robots which cater to every fetish and can be fitted with anything from a cat’s tail to three breasts.<p>That’s the …

Robots

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Intelligence

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 …

North Korea

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, …

Singularity

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 …

Robots

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 …

North Korea

AI can be more dangerous than North Korea, believes Elon Musk | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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

North Korea

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 …

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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. …

Chatbots

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 …

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

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“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 …

Elon Musk

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 …

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