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Touched By a Robot, Not Exactly Thrilled

Artificial intelligence may have made leaps and bounds in recent years, but roboticists still have a long way to go in mapping and replicating the type of emotional intelligence that informs much of human interaction. It's no easy task. The trick is that even while scientists make progress on one front (take the emotionally mature Nexi), human interactions are so complex that even small issues...

Can You Beat an Adaptive Computer at Rock-Paper-Scissors?

First Watson, now Rock-Paper-Scissors? Can't our flawed, spontaneous and nonsensical brains catch a break? The New York Times hosts a rock-paper-scissors computer that attempts to use patterns and frequent tendencies to beat its human foe. We tried reasoning our way through the game like we would with a human, but the results were crushing. Once we started clicking randomly, though, our...

IBM's Watson Beats Humans in 'Jeopardy' Practice Round

When 'Jeopardy' legends Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter face off against IBM's Watson supercomputer next month, they'll be going up against a machine that clearly knows a thing or two about... well, everything. Yesterday, Watson went head-to-head in a practice 'Jeopardy' round against Jennings and Rutter -- the Ruth and Gehrig of televised trivia. Not surprisingly, all three contestants proved...

Prisons Testing Computers Capable of Detecting, Defusing Riots

Part of any prison guard's job involves breaking up fights or riots that invariably erupt when you put a bunch of convicts in close physical contact with each other. Defusing these spats can be a messy, and sometimes dangerous task, but it may be getting slightly easier, thanks to new computer vision systems that can automatically detect brewing violence from above. As the New York Times...

Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' Coming in 2013

Steven Spielberg was so fascinated with World War II, he decided to make two movies about it. The same, apparently, goes for for robots. On Friday, DreamWorks Studios announced that the famed 'A.I.: Artificial Intelligence' director will begin shooting a new robot movie in January 2012. The film, which is slated to make its theater debut in 2013, is reportedly based on Daniel H. Wilson's novel...

Swiss Researchers Develop Mind-Reading, A.I.-Enhanced Wheelchair

Last year, Toyota proudly announced the development of a new mind-controlled wheelchair, which was reportedly capable of interpreting a user's brain waves within a few milliseconds. Now, a group of Swiss scientists have taken the prototype one step further, by adding an extra A.I. touch to a new brain-controlled wheelchair. As Engadget reports, researchers at Switzerland's École...

Google Scribe, the Language Oracle, Knows (Mostly) What You're Going To Say Next

The mad programmers at Google Labs have come up with another bizarre (and possibly sinister) new Web application called Google Scribe. Like Google's auto-suggested search terms that appear as you type, Scribe looks at the language you've used to determine the most likely word to follow. For example, if you type "Google Scribe" into its text field, the app will suggest "is a software" to follow...

'Creative Artificial Intelligence' May Put Crappy Graphic Designers Out of Work

Old-school graphic designers -- like the inimitable Milton Glaser -- have long poo-poo'd software that relies on templates and algorithms to achieve in seconds what used to take hours and days. Well, you fans of the hand-set type, your Antichrist has arrived in the form of Creative Artificial Intelligence (CAI), a new software out of Paris that completely automates the ad-production process. ...

Peter Molyneux's Milo, the Virtual Child, Gets Shown Off at TED

You might not know this, but Peter Molyneux is a genius (well, according to Managing Editor Leila Brillson, since they are best friends). The man behind 'Black & White' and the 'Fable' series isn't content to hand gamers a controller, and tell them to mash buttons until the baddies are gone. He wants you to empathize with the characters, engage emotionally with the game, and consider the...

AIMEC Robo-Kid Keeps Childless Couple Company, Tells Jokes

A U.K. inventor has developed a 4-foot-tall plastic robot child for he and his wife that, believe it or not, is creepier than Haley Joel Osment in 'Artificial Intelligence: AI' (way to be redundant, Spielberg). According to The Daily Mail, Tony Ellis and his wife, Judie, don't have any kids or pets, but they do operate a toy robotics company called Conceptioneering (which is almost as bad of a...

Telenoid R1 Bot Ensures We Never Sleep With the Lights Off Again

In case you're not familiar with him, Hiroshi Ishiguro has made a name for himself by creating the creepiest humanoid bots this planet has ever seen. But, whereas his past creations have been uncanny stand-ins (albeit horrifyingly soulless ones) for their human counterparts, his latest creation, the Telenoid R1, looks like it crawled out of the fiery pits of the nether-world to feast upon our...

Meet AJ, the Ford Fiesta That Tweets

AJ is a lime green, decal-bedecked 2011 Ford Fiesta. Like HAL from '2001,' he has his own man-made intelligence, and thus the gendered pronoun. He's been making his way around the country, sending messages to anyone who will listen. You see, AJ is a car that tweets. Ford engineers gave AJ (short for American Journey 2.0) the ability to connect to the Internet by outfitting him with a Dell...

Intel's Autonomous, Web-Connected Car Knows When You're Driving Dangerously

Not content to rule the PC market, Intel is trying to shoehorn its chips into everything it can find. The latest target of the chip giant is the automobile, which it hopes to make truly "smart" by way of processors, sensors and wireless transmitters. At the company's latest Research Day event, it showed off an electric vehicle equipped with cameras and sensors that stop just short of turning it...

A.I.-Produced 'Black Allegheny' Album Mixes Composition and Coding

Perhaps no art form has remained more consistently at the vanguard of technology's advance than music. And we're not talking about this ridiculousness, either. By the time bands like Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer totally freaked out the youth of the '70s, those bizarro synth sounds had already been used to much fuller, and weirder, effect nearly 20 years prior -- back when Dean Martin and...

Science Supergroup to Rethink Blindness and Disabilities... With 'Avatar' On the Brain

Remember that scene in 'Avatar' when the crippled marine runs for the first time in his new body? We know it brought a tear to your eye. Well, a group of scientists and engineers (think of them as a nerdy version of the Justice League of America) recently gathered at M.I.T. to discuss bringing this concept from the big screen to real life. According to Singularity Hub, these guys want to...