Bots like this could be deployed in real-world scenarios, like auctions. If you’ve ever thought about a competitive situation in life as like a chess game, you might consider poker as a better metaphor.
Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future. A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. Everyone is always hating
It's been hard not to be preoccupied by Avengers: Endgame, which came out this week. Maybe you've been scrambling to get tickets, or worrying about whether you can sit through the 3-hour film without pee
We spend so much of our lives commuting, but with self-driving cars, we could fill that time in unlimited ways. You might finish up work, put on a movie, or—if the car windows are digital displays—enjoy
Autonomous vehicles are usually conservative. This one screeches its tires. Self-driving cars are known for driving conservatively. After all, automakers and tech companies design autonomous vehicles be
It takes a lot of data storage to know it all. No one can know everything all the time—but we humans sure like to pretend we do. So it’s no wonder our species has a long-standing tendency to compile information.
A government laboratory in Illinois will receive the fastest supercomputer in the United States in 2021, and it will be the first to hit what’s called exascale-level processing. The mammoth machine, called
Good drivers anticipate what others will do. Autonomous cars need to do the same. Self-driving cars are already on our roads, and in order to be safe, courteous drivers, they obviously need to be able
President Trump issued an executive order today announcing what the White House calls an “American AI Initiative.” The order encourages research in the field of artificial intelligence in the United States.
It's October, and it's Nobel season, with today bringing the announcement of the prize in medicine. Unlike recipients James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, most of us are unlikely to accept such an award
A game for birds became an educational one for humans. As you enter Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in Les Epesses, France, you might come across a curious new attraction: crows collecting trash in
Break out your botanical dictionary. You’re going to need it. The human brain is one of the most complex structures ever to evolve on this planet, but we're still barely able to understand exactly what
For decades, the promise of quantum computing has tickled the neurons of drug-makers, spies, and tech CEOs. Such a machine, if perfected, would speed up drug discoveries, decode ciphers, and help AIs our
↑ Boris Nikolai Konrad, guest researcher at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University, Netherlands I started training my memory to help with college exams. A few years later, in
Psychologists are still arguing about the best methods to spot intelligence. Since the turn of the 20th century, psychologists have tried to pin down what it means to be smart. More than 100 years later,
The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test. In the middle of the 20th century, high marks on IQ tests became status symbols. Mensa
In 1958, the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (aka NASA) launched a search for the nation's first spacemen. Of the 508 military candidates the agency considered, only seven would