A number of prominent scientists have signed on to a letter warning that autonomous weapons should be banned.
Human-like machines are coming … slowly, with assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri the most basic artificial intelligence to emerge. But what about those intelligent robots some fear will take over the world? Don't worry! Live Science has all the latest news and features on discoveries and achievements in the world of A.I.
From assembly-line work to self-driving cars, computers are taking over many tasks once performed by humans. Artistic jobs, however, have been relatively safe — until now.
An artificial intelligence (AI) system has solved a puzzle that has eluded scientists for more than 100 years: how a tiny, freshwater flatworm regenerates its body parts.
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study.
Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list.
While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate.
Star Wars' beloved droid C-3PO's astounding translation abilities might be the most useful in everyday life, and the most likely to be replicated by real-life AI.
Blessed and burdened with a tremendous learning capacity, Ultron masters 3,000 years of human history in a flash. But computers that learn are not only on the big screen, say experts.
The Turing test, a foundational method of AI evaluation, shapes the plot of the sci-fi/psychological thriller "Ex Machina." But real-life systems can already pass the test.
Artificial intelligence like the kind seen in the movies is getting real, as researchers work on robots with feelings like Chappie.
The new film "Chappie" features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world.
In the future, you might be able to talk to computers and robots the same way you talk to your friends.