Assuming that scientific and technological progress continues, human-level machine intelligence is very likely to be developed. And shortly thereafter, superintelligence.
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.
Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
Decades of research and speculative fiction have led to today's computerized assistants such as Apple's Siri.
Even though they won’t be controlled by humanoid robots, the software that will run driverless cars raises many ethical challenges.
Imagine a day when a form of artificial intelligence could deliver a speech as compelling as one given by a human.
The fourth-fastest supercomputer in the world is still glacially slow compared to the workings of the mind, taking 40 minutes to simulate a single second of brain activity.
While this might read like a scenario from a George Orwell novel, it is actually a reasonable step into the not-so-distant future of the next generation of robots.
The ability of humans to create art, think scientifically or invent new tools stems from a widespread network of brain areas that collectively manipulate ideas, images and symbols.
Humanity has reached a bottleneck this century: Technical developments could cause catastrophic damage to the planet, or they could save us from our man-made quandary.
An advanced artificial intelligence system is only about as smart as a 4-year-old child, and fails miserably at common sense and "why" questions.
From immortality to environmental ruin, here's how the rise of super-intelligent machines could play out.