Despite its public image, artificial intelligence software cannot yet match the versatile skills of even the most primitive mammals in the real world.
It’s sort of terrifying to see a robot nurse cradle a baby. The child grows, with no human contact. Daughter smiles at Robot Mother, although she’s never seen a human smile.
Nationalism is back as a burning issue not because of modern demagoguery or ancient hatreds but because of the triumph of digital technology over everyday life.
Advertisers are specifically targeting individuals based on their group identity, and algorithms are driving our choices as much as we’re driving them.
The World Chess Championship is currently happening in London. What will the future of this ancient game look like as tech speeds up?
As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
This is the first time a U.S. president has used executive powers to block a private company’s acquisition. It all boils down to a race against China over 5G technology.
What are we doing when we divorce sex not only from procreation and consequence, but from humans and humanity?
‘Blade Runner 2049’ needs no corrective editing like its cult-favorite predecessor, for it is a much better film on every level.
Defenders of Roy Moore should reflect that in an era of crisis we’re going to have to fall back on the strength of our values, norms, and institutions.
It is much more depressing to imagine this sex robot manufacturer’s version of his customers than to imagine horny idiots who just want to have sex with a humanoid hunk of plastic.
Brad Jackson and Francis Cianfrocca discuss technology, robots, and artificial intelligence on this episode of “Coffee and Markets.”
We should guard against a day when people who don’t provide practical use to society are deemed less important than our useful machines.
You, smart TV. You’re there. You listen. And now I know you really hear me. So much that you record my thoughts and pass them on to third parties.
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