Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.
Specific self-driving car systems are now being developed for urban and rural settings.
A new paper published in the journal American Psychologist shows how NASA is using personality research to learn what makes the best team of astronauts.
Q: How long would it take the average Walmart employee to earn as much as its CEO? A: 1,000 years.
It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, after all, in a way that feels different to the rhythm of our...
Big Think speaks with the American who’s spent the most time in space, astronaut Peggy Whitson, looking back on what she learned during life in orbit.
A new study echoes a body of prior research showing that men tend to outperform women in a variety of navigational and spatial tasks.
MIT researchers have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high manoeuvrability and precise control.
Burnout has three major characteristics: emotional and physical exhaustion, a cynical attitude towards people at work, and a feeling that you're no longer accomplishing anything worthwhile.
The United Kingdom has announced their intention to spend millions on a new AI system that promises to save thousands of lives a year, but at what opportunity cost?
Elon Musk had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter this week as the media reported troubles at Tesla, including missing production goals and clashing with the government about the infamous autopilot crash that happened...
It marks the third such defamation against Jones, but it's not clear the plaintiffs will have an easy case ahead of them.
Authoritarian regimes have had a long history of targeting intellectuals who don’t agree with them. What kind of people get deported? We have a list of ten people whose work got them shipped out of Russia.
The effect of this trend will be with us for decades to come, experts say.
Consciousness is body-dependent. VR enthusiasts are betting otherwise.
People who occasionally pull all-nighters are at greater risk for diabetes and other illnesses, and a new study identifies blood proteins as being behind the problem.
A number of different things have to happen for a child to develop leukemia.
Lack of replication is a serious problem in science. So far, no one has an answer.
The dumb phone revolution is here, and people are joining.
This asteroid is feeling itself, clearly.