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The AI Arms Race Part One

 The AI Arms Race Part One

What is artificial intelligence? What's the difference between weak, strong, narrow and general AI? And what's state of the art today? See more »

Cognitive Buildings

 Cognitive Buildings

What if your building could think? Cognitive buildings are an integrated approach to the Internet of Things concept. See more »

Are robots electronic persons?

 Are robots electronic persons?

A draft report for the EU suggests ways we should prepare for a new industrial revolution powered by robots. Is it time to make them electronic persons? See more »

The Microsoft Tay Debacle

 The Microsoft Tay Debacle

Recently Microsoft created a chatbot intended to develop an online personality through social media interactions. What could go wrong? Well, it turns out the internet can be a pretty sinister place and that Microsoft may have bitten off more than it could chew with the disastrous Tay project. See more »

The SxSW Roundup Show

 The SxSW Roundup Show

Jonathan and Lauren were in Austin for SxSW 2016. What were the big topics of discussion and will our future really be an intelligent one? See more »

Marvin Minsky: Forward Thinker

 Marvin Minsky: Forward Thinker

Who was Marvin Minsky and what was his influence on the field of artificial intelligence research? We look back on the life and career of this forward thinker. See more »

Mama Bots Having Baby Bots

 Mama Bots Having Baby Bots

The team talks about an experiment in the UK in which a robotic arm built, tested and redesigned other robots. Will machines take over the manufacturing world? See more »

Computers Know If You're Sarcastic? Yeah, Right.

 Computers Know If You're Sarcastic? Yeah, Right.

Could a computer infer your mood based upon the text you type? We look at the Tone Analyzer, an IBM tool that aims to alert you if an email is too snarky or your next text message is coming across as rude. See more »

DARPA Robotics Challenge Results

 DARPA Robotics Challenge Results

In early June, teams competed to control a robot that could respond to a simulated emergency situation. What did the robots have to do and who won? See more »

Robots Getting Social

 Robots Getting Social

What is social intelligence and can a robot possess it? We take a look at an emerging field of robotics and how challenging it is to make a machine that can socially interact with humans. See more »