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Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years, tech exec says

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese tech conglomerate Softbank, has been preparing his company for this scenario for quite some time.<p>Now the tech exec thinks robots will not just outsmart humans, but will have an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years.<p>Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative in …

Mysterious object seen speeding past sun could be 'visitor from another star system'

A mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun could be the first space rock traced back to a different solar system, according to astronomers tracking the body.<p>While other objects have previously been mooted as having interstellar origins, experts say the latest find, an object estimated to be …

Astronomy

Why You Need to Start an AI Company As Soon As Possible

If there's any way you can start an AI company, making a new voicebot, or a home appliance, or a robot development platform, or a consulting company that offers to test out the AI bots from other companies--do it.<p>A report about how much Silicon Valley companies are paying AI engineers caught my eye …

Bots

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

'Darker Shade' Paints A Fantasy World Rich In Depth And Color

One of the most compelling things about V.E. Schwab's second adult novel, <i>A Darker Shade Of Magic</i>, is how long it takes to develop a plot. Once the main arc finally slips fully out of the shadows, it turns out to be fairly standard for a fantasy novel: Evil scheming magicians, cursed and forbidden …

Intrusion by Ken MacLeod – review

Hugh Morrison and his wife Hope are just an ordinary downwardly mobile graduate couple; one little boy at nursery school, another baby on the way. Hugh's a carpenter, Hope has a part-time job in the information industry. They're getting by, in chilly, post-climate-change London, though Hope has to …

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry review – a compulsive novel of ideas

An Essex village is terrorised by a winged leviathan in a gothic Victorian tale crammed with incident, character and plot<p>In Sarah Perry’s second novel, 1890s London is mad about the sciences, especially palaeontology. Every six months someone publishes a paper “setting out ways and places extinct …

7 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away

Forget the killer-robot talk for now.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming the next big thing for tech companies. Chipmakers, software …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Deep Learning

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Quantum Physics

Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather than relying on raw computing horsepower, it …

Artificial Intelligence