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AI System Detects ‘Deception’ in Courtroom Videos

Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.
Michael Byrne
12.19.17
Spill Smarts
Spill Smarts

'Rumu' Is a Creepy Game About a Love-Powered Roomba

The new puzzle-based video game from developer Robot House is part 'Portal 2,' part Roman Polanski thriller.
Matthew Gault
12.18.17
C elegans
C elegans

Researchers Trained an AI Wormbot To ‘Balance’ a Pole on Its Tail

A demonstration of how simple neural circuits can be hacked to solve complicated problems.
Michael Byrne
12.13.17
deepfakes
deepfakes

AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked

Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying.
Samantha Cole
12.11.17
Sex
Sex

The Computer Scientist Dreaming Of a Better Sex Robot

Kate Devlin is reimagining the future of human-robot lovemaking.
Samantha Cole
12.1.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ A Warning About the Future of Killer Bots

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written By Just 1 Percent of Its Editors

Researchers found that 77 percent of Wikipedia articles are written by 1 percent of Wikipedia editors, and they think this is probably for the best.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.7.17
turing test
turing test

Can a Machine Be Conscious?

Three neuroscientists argue that the architecture of consciousness in the human brain can help create artificial consciousness.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.1.17
astrology
astrology

This AI Can Write Your Horoscope

But will it mean losing astrology's storytelling tradition?
Emma Paling
10.31.17
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Your iPhone Is Using Machine Learning to Chronicle All Your Bra Pics

A tweet about the bizarre ‘brassiere’ category raised some eyebrows.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.17
AI
AI

The Divide Between People Who Hate and Love Artificial Intelligence Is Not Real

An interview with Max Tegmark, author of "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence."
Phil Torres
10.27.17
robot overlords
robot overlords

This Machine Kills CAPTCHAs

A new type of neural network has cracked a device specifically meant to differentiate humans and machines.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.26.17