The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds the world’s largest collection of seeds, for safekeeping.
Elon Musk, Sam Harris, Ray Kurzweil and other visionaries discuss AI superintelligence at a recent conference.
Philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers warns about an AI-dominated future world without consciousness at a recent conference on artificial intelligence that also included Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris, Demis Hassabis and others.
Robots and AI are going to become an everyday part of life, but will that take away other everyday parts of life?
The Antipode may one day revolutionize your commute. It would be 10 times faster than the Concorde and take you across the ocean before you could finish an episode of The Simpsons.
Facebook can flip your digital identity on and off at the switch; that is way too much power for any corporation to have, says Oliver Luckett — and we handed it to them.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not nearly as smart as we want it to be. Because we are not nearly as smart as we want to be.
Stephen Hawking considers the future of humanity in a talk at Oxford University.
Google’s Deep Brain team watched neural nets learn to develop their own encryption.
They may look odd, but it’s all part of Google’s plan to solve a huge issue in machine learning: recognizing objects in images.
According to Pulitzer prize-nominated writer Nicholas Carr the internet is a utopia in which we never have to confront anything. When technology and humanity intersect, how does it affect our brains, our intellect, and our ability to explore?
Google's DeepMind creates AI that blows away existing speech synthesizers.
The Pokemon Go craze is finally reaching an equilibrium. The game had a stellar run while it lasted, but over the last few weeks Pokemon Go has seen a steady drop-off in daily active users (DAUs).
The saying in coding goes: if you have to do a job more than once, automate the task. Bots will one day unburden you from these tasks.
A noted economist and futurist Robin Hanson sees a civilization of brain simulations or "ems" rising within the next 100 years.
Wake up and smell the independence. Thomas Jefferson urged 18th century Americans to think of themselves not as colonial Englishmen, but as a new culture. To that end, he used architecture to serve as a visual reminder of America's proud new direction.
Norway, Europe's largest petroleum producer, makes an unprecedented commitment to green energy.