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talk robot to me
talk robot to me

How to Tell If You’re Talking to a Robot

Mundane small talk could unravel an artificially intelligent phone assistant's otherwise-realistic speech patterns.
Samantha Cole
5.10.18
Happy Machines
Happy Machines

Explaining Roko's Basilisk, the Thought Experiment That Brought Elon Musk and Grimes Together

Elon Musk turned an old internet thought experiment about killer AI into a pickup line.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.8.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

The All-Girl Afghan Robotics Team Was Banned from Entering the US. Now It's Inspiring a Revolution

This weekend, the Afghan Dreamers won the Rookie Inspiration Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit.
Virginia Vigliar
5.1.18
early warning systems
early warning systems

Nukes in the Age of AI

A new report from the RAND Corporation explains how artificial intelligence might affect the risk of nuclear war.
Matthew Gault
4.25.18
Selfie Police
Selfie Police

Cops Got a Drug Dealer’s Fingerprints From Photos of His Hand on WhatsApp

Yet another reason to forgo taking pictures when you break the law.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.16.18
Sadbot
Sadbot

If AI Thinks Like a Human It May Get Depressed

A neuroscientist considers why a serotonin function in artificial intelligence could be both a help and a hindrance.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.11.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Do You Trust This Computer’ Is a Documentary That Taught Me Nothing About AI

I trust artificial intelligence more than the companies that make it. But that’s not what this film is about.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

A Startup Media Site Says AI Can Take Bias Out of News

Knowhere is using AI to aggregate news and rewrite it 'impartially.'
Mack DeGeurin
4.4.18
Opinion
Opinion

How Self-Driving Car Policy Will Determine Life, Death and Everything In-Between

The time to think about ethics in autonomous vehicle accidents is now.
Brett Frischmann
Evan Selinger
3.23.18
AI
AI

Watch This Toyota Robot Get Nothing But Net

A robot beat some Tokyo ballers in a shootout last month.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.12.18
videos
videos

Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in Less Than Half a Second

The builders say the robot wasn't even working at full capacity.
Mack DeGeurin
3.8.18
fake audio
fake audio

‘Deep Voice’ Software Can Clone Anyone's Voice With Just 3.7 Seconds of Audio

Using snippets of voices, Baidu's ‘Deep Voice’ can generate new speech, accents, and tones.
Samantha Cole
3.7.18