Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break
Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Police Love Naming Their Spying Tools After 'Skynet'
Why would anyone name their project this?
Opinion and Analysis
Twitter May Have Just Doomed Humanity by Trolling an Artificial Intelligence Bot
Artificial intelligence researchers from Microsoft put an innocent machine on Twitter to learn how humans communicate. But it learned how to be a sadistic sociopath.
All in Your Head
We're Scared of Robots Because We're Scared of Humans
Fear can't hide forever.
This Robot Reads the Internet to Teach Itself to Make Pancakes and Popcorn
Because what better reason to spend so much time, energy, money, and resources creating such cutting-edge robotic technology than to boss it around and make you food all day?
These Surveillance Cameras Can Tell When You're Drunk
46 new cameras have been installed this week in the Kyobashi station in Osaka, and here’s the catch: they’re programmed to automatically scan passengers for signs of intoxication and alert attendants if necessary.
Eric Byrnes, For One, Welcomes Our New Robot Umpires
This weekend, two independent league teams are using the PITCHf/x computer system to call balls and strikes with help from ex-big leaguer Eric Byrnes.
There's a Whole Lot of Sword-Fighting Robots Out There
Well, at least three.
The Robots Are Coming, the Robots Are Here
If 2014 was any indicator we are now living among the machines, and there’s no turning back. Should we be worried?
The 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer Is Here, but What Does It Mean?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his most famous role—the time-traveling robotic assassin known as the Terminator. The first trailer for the new film is out, so we looked at just how similar this film might be to its predecessors.
How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War
Mass surveillance, drone swarms, cyborg soldiers, telekinesis, synthetic organisms, and laser beams will determine future conflict by 2030.
The DARPA Cyborg Showdown Looked Like a Golf Game Between Giant Babies
Real progress in humanoid robots isn’t going to come from DARPA's comparatively puny million-dollar awards. This is now Google's game to lose.
Arthur Holland Michel