Stephen Hawking

Hillary Clinton says America is ‘totally unprepared’ for the impact of AI

‘We can’t put the genie back in the bottle.’<p>Hillary Clinton has warned that the US is “totally unprepared” for the economic and societal effects of artificial intelligence. Speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt this week in an interview promoting her recent book, the former Secretary of State said the …

Hillary Clinton

Elon Musk claims we only have a 10% chance of making AI safe

Outlook Not So Good<p>Elon Musk has put a lot of thought into the harsh realities and wild possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI). These …

Artificial Intelligence

'Where there is life there is hope' – Stephen Hawking shares incredibly inspiring life lessons

Hawking reportedly gave a stirring talk at the Cambridge Union titled "A Brief History of Mine".<p>Professor Stephen Hawking is well-known for his …

Thursday briefing: Visual processing training shown to protect against dementia

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, speed of processing training has been found to reduce the likelihood of dementia, YouTube has tightened controls on …

Magnetism

Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving

Your holiday dinner table is set. Your guests are ready to gab. And, then, in between bites, someone mentions Alexa and AI. “What’s this stuff I’m hearing about killer AI? Cars that decide who to run over? This is crazy!”<p>Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017.<p>It’s true that AI and machine …

Startups

Robots are not our friends and we need to protect humans from them, says Hillary Clinton

Robots are not our friends, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.<p>The former Secretary of State told radio host Hugh Hewitt that America is racing headfirst …

Hillary Clinton

Prince Harry and AI to be guest editors on Today programme

Royal will tackle issues including mental health, while artificial intelligence modelled on Mishal Husain will interview a guest<p>Prince Harry and artificial intelligence software will help guest edit Radio 4’s Today programme for two special editions between Christmas and New Year.<p>Kensington Palace …

Celebrity News (India)

Prince Harry to be guest editor for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Jamie Samhan/Royal Central<p>Jamie Samhan/Royal Central<p>It has been announced that Prince Harry will be a guest editor on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s …

Royal Family

Six Challenges To Tackle Before Artificial Intelligence Redesigns Healthcare

<b>The transformative power of A.I. in healthcare</b><p>We have written extensively about the potential of artificial intelligence for redesigning healthcare. …

Artificial Intelligence

What Blaise Pascal Saw In A November Night Of Fire

Blaise Pascal was a mathematician, scientist, inventor, and philosopher. From the age of 16 he made historic contributions to mathematics and the …

Conservative View

According To Stephen Hawking God Didn’t Create The Universe, And God Does Not Exist

“Since there is gravity, we should know that the universe is able to and it is going to create itself from zero. The reason for this creation is …

Space Science

The Best Documentaries on YouTube Are Worth Staying in to Watch Tonight

It seems everyone has been in a documentary kind of mood lately, especially with the release of the Joan Didion piece, <i>The Center Will Not Hold</i>, on …

Documentaries

Magnetic sails could put the brakes on interstellar space probes

Our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, is just four light-years from Earth, and while that's pretty close in the grand scheme of things, we …

Space

This Horrifying 'Slaughterbot' Video Is The Best Warning Against Autonomous Weapons

We feel sick after watching that.<p>We're on the verge of creating autonomous weapons that can kill without any help from humans. Thousands of experts …

Science

The inside scoop on Elon Musk's plan to make "insurance for life as we know it"

Musk Branching Out<p>The Earth as we know it is suffering. Climate change, pollution, urban sprawl, wildlife destruction, and so much more have already …

Elon Musk

Don’t Let the Koch Brothers Buy Time Magazine

Can you imagine what it would be like to see your life’s work suddenly go down the drain? I can—right now. As a former <i>Time</i> editor who spent 13 years …

Media Industry

In a world driven by Artificial Intelligence, where's your Job?

In an interview with <i>Quartz</i>, Bill Gates said: “If a robot comes in to do the same thing [the same things that humans do], you’d think that we’d tax …

Intelligence

I lost my job to a robot

August 2017 | 7 min read<p>Presented by<p>Look around you. We are surrounded by a plethora of so called smart devices such as smart phones, smart watches, …

Vincent Van Gogh

Hillary Clinton: 'We are totally unprepared' for the rise of artificial intelligence

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told radio host Hugh Hewitt that humanity is “racing headfirst into a new era of artificial intelligence” …

Artificial Intelligence

A Conversation About Race and Gender in Andy Weir's Artemis

For his first novel, the 2011 blog-turned-book-turned-movie <i>The Martian</i>, Andy Weir chose a main character who was pretty similar to himself: a white …

Hillary Rodham Clinton on "What Happened"

Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton joined me for an in-depth conversation about her new book, <b>“What Happened”</b>:<p>The …

Barack Obama

Wednesday briefing: Hackers stole personal details of 57 million Uber users

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Uber paid hackers to hide a massive breach of its customer and driver databases, benign viruses may protect us all …

Tim Ferriss

UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral

A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.<p>Stuart Russell, the professor, said these drones are already a reality.<p>The …

UC Berkeley

Killer robots which use facial recognition before slaughtering people 'will be devastating to humankind'

Killer robots capable of using facial recognition before slaughtering people 'will be devastating to humankind', a top professor warned.<p>Professor …

Robots

The short film 'Slaughterbots' depicts a dystopian future of killer drones swarming the world

• <b>The Future of Life Institute released a short film showing a dystopian future with killer drones powered by artificial intelligence.</b>• <b><br>The short is part of a campaign warning about the dangers of weaponized artificial intelligence and is designed to draw attention to the issue.</b><p>"Nuclear is obsolete. …

U.S. Politics

We just beamed a signal at space aliens. Was that a bad idea?

Some argue that it's risky to reach out to E.T.<p>In a valley eight miles southeast of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, a radar antenna has just transmitted a short bit of radio programming to potential alien listeners: some specially composed electronic music and a tutorial about geometry and the use of …

Aliens

A treatment for ALS just failed a key clinical trial

• <b>Cytokinetics said Tuesday that its treatment for ALS failed in a late-stage clinical trial.</b>• <b><br>Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neuro-degenerative condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.</b>• <b><br>After the failure of this drug, Cytokinetics</b> …

Medicine

We still need human intelligence

‘I’m always happy to be surrounded by smart people, who also happen to be rich and powerful,’ Sophia the robot said late October in an emotive appeal …

Singularity

IBM’s Watson Answers the Question, “What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing?”

by Steve Hoffenberg | 05/24/2016<p>Prime time television viewers have undoubtedly noticed the slew of recent commercials featuring IBM’s Watson …

Artificial Intelligence

Beware ‘Slaughterbots’: PSA Highlights Danger of Autonomous Weapons

The weapons make the decisions (via Future of Life Institute)<p>Humans can barely operate weapons responsibly. So should we supply autonomous machines …

Artificial Intelligence