Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao — affectionately known among students and staff as "Professor X" — said goodbye to his plum professorship at Princeton and his post as...

Better living through quantum chemistry

Better living through quantum chemistry

Efforts to invent more practical superconductors and better batteries could be the first areas of business to get a quantum speed boost. This month IBM and Google both said...

How to survive the robot-fueled jobs apocalypse

How to survive the robot-fueled jobs apocalypse

If rumors that James Cameron is interested in picking up Terminator 6 prove true, perhaps Bill Gates will be in the running for a cameo. Gates recently cautioned that robots...

Towards a lip-reading computer - BBC News

Towards a lip-reading computer - BBC News

Scientists at Oxford say they've invented an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans. The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of...

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few...

Demis Hassabis plays to DeepMind’s strengths by using artificial intelligence for social impact

Demis Hassabis plays to DeepMind’s strengths by using artificial intelligence for social impact

On a chilly March afternoon last year in the South Korean capital Seoul, a computer algorithm made history. A program called AlphaGo beat the reigning human world champion at...

Can Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing Fight the Flu?

Can Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing Fight the Flu?

Thanks to cutting-edge research from Carnegie Mellon University, artificial intelligence may soon be able to alert public health facilities when flu season will be at its...

Will artificial intelligence deliver an android that works as your personal assistant?

Will artificial intelligence deliver an android that works as your personal assistant?

I’m a huge fan of the original “Alien” franchise, largely because of Sigourney Weaver’s performance and the crucial part technology plays in its lore. Not only does this tech...

How Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution will change the workplace of tomorrow

How Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution will change the workplace of tomorrow

The workplace is going to look drastically different ten years from now. The coming of the Second Machine Age is quickly bringing massive changes along with it. Manual jobs,...

Silicon Valley’s race to develop a brain-computer interface

Silicon Valley’s race to develop a brain-computer interface

Entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he wanted to become very rich in order to do something great for humankind. Last year Johnson, founder of the online payments company Braintree,...

The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, all in foreign languages,...

Trump’s Budget Is Awful if You’re a Worker, Great if You’re a Robot

Trump’s Budget Is Awful if You’re a Worker, Great if You’re a Robot

When the robots rise up, they won’t take your life. They’ll take your job, particularly those in fields primed for automation, like manufacturing, trucking, and customer...