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#Artificial Intelligence

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week

One “joked” that he thought the robots’ goal was to take over the world.

# artificial-intelligence - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns AI

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns

A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Artificial intelligence is good for the world....claims Sophia the robot

The robot insisted that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers.”

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Lady Chatterley's Tinderbot: Modern dating at Dublin's Science Gallery

The camera that writes poetry and machine that likes to draw are some of the new attractions at the Science Gallery.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 2 January, 2017

'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future? Robot Says Yes This post contains a poll

'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future?

The Science Gallery will be looking at a post-work world…

# artificial-intelligence - Friday 2 December, 2016

Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online

Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 31 October, 2016

Here's how an Irish company is helping to make drones see like humans

The head of Dublin-based Movidius, which was recently sold to Intel in a huge deal, is aiming for sales of $1bn.

# artificial-intelligence - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own

Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 3 October, 2016

Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness Faithful Companion This post contains videos

Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness

The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.

# artificial-intelligence - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Explainer: Why is Google's AI beating a board game world champion so significant?

Google’s AI is currently winning 2-0 in a best-of-five challenge, but why it is such a significant event?

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 4 January, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is straight from a superhero comic book

The Facebook CEO wants to build an AI system like ‘Jarvis from Iron Man’.

# artificial-intelligence - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Facebook has revealed how it will help blind people 'see' photos

It’s very similar to 20 questions, and it’s Facebook’s way of bringing more people to its services.

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Fact and fiction: Is a scenario like The Terminator really the future?

Are our fears about robots justified?

# artificial-intelligence - Thursday 14 May, 2015

This site wants to try identify any image you show it

It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.

# artificial-intelligence - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge This room service robot is a harrowing vision of things to come Robo-butler

This room service robot is a harrowing vision of things to come

Can we all just slow things down a bit, please?

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 19 January, 2015

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family

The robots are taking over.

# artificial-intelligence - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies No Selfie Control

Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies

The social media giant is developing technology to prevent you embarrassing yourself. Nice of them.

# artificial-intelligence - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn't scientific – it's erotic

Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?

# artificial-intelligence - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence AI

Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence

The aim is to develop a chip that will allow machines to one day think like humans.

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 10 August, 2014

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

# artificial-intelligence - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI

“What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’”

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

# artificial-intelligence - Sunday 6 July, 2014

'Machines, not humans will be dominant by 2045'

It won’t be like The Terminator, but it won’t be good.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 9 June, 2014

A computer programme passed the Turing Test for the first time in history

For a computer program to be successful, it must be mistaken for a human more than 30 per cent of the time during a series of five minute keyboard conversations.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

# artificial-intelligence - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Microsoft develops smart elevator that predicts who’s getting on

The concept design learns the habits of users and could be used to predict which floor you wish to travel to.

# artificial-intelligence - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old

The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.

# artificial-intelligence - Saturday 23 June, 2012

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle Enigma This post contains videos

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.

# artificial-intelligence - Monday 7 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test? AI

Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test?

Some scientists believe that we are closer than ever to achieving artificial intelligence in machines – but questions about what intelligence really is remain.

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