robots

The ethics of ‘Westworld’: Those who fail to heed stories are doomed to recreate them

You can’t escape the player piano, not anywhere in Westworld, not even in the opening credits of this sci-fi HBO series. Plinky-plunk piano plays over swelling

Chelsea G. Summers | December 2, 2016 - 2:58 pm

This robot gynecologist named “da Vinci” could be all up in your business soon

Yes, please let a robot into my vagina. Why not?

Karen Fratti | October 27, 2016 - 2:56 pm

Sex With Robots Will Be The Norm Soon, According To A New Study

It sounds very uncomfortable.

Karen Fratti | July 6, 2016 - 8:43 am

This New “Emotion Detector” Will Tell You If Your Date Is Attracted To You, So Enjoy That Anxiety Attack

That sounds like an inventive way to make dating even more terrifying!

Bronwyn Isaac | May 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

Google Uses Romance Novels To Train Its Artificial Intelligence To Have Some Personality

In an attempt to humanize their robots and equip them with chatty personalities that will be more palatable to consumers, Google employees have been feeding their AI systems stacks of

Bronwyn Isaac | May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm

A Man Built A Horrifying Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson

The eery robotic clone of Johansson is able to respond to a programmed set of verbal prompts, as well as make lifelike facial expressions while she says things like, “Hehe,…

Bronwyn Isaac | April 1, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Carl’s Jr. CEO Wants To Replace Human Employees With Robots

Despite my spiraling paranoia that this slow-roll replacement of humans-by-robots will render me and all those I love homeless and jobless in a matter of years, I understand the appeal.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 18, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Siri Is Real: A Full-Blown Female Robot May Be Coming To Your Workplace

Much of the focus with Nadine’s development is that she be an emotionally intelligent robot, well-versed in the ability to simulate humanness through story telling, laughter, game playing and listening.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 7, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Atlas, The Next Generation Robot, Stands Up To Bullying Better Than Most Of Us

That’s right, this is basically the Chumbawumba of robots. 

Lauren Vinopal | February 24, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build Robot To Take Care Of Newborn And House

Of his ambitious New Years goal, Zuckerberg said: “My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Opens AI Non-Profit So Robots Don’t Take Over The World

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has started a nonprofit venture devoted to open-source research into artificial intelligence called ‘OpenAI.’ Musk is co-chairing the project with Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman,…

Katrin Higher | December 12, 2015 - 11:30 am

Look, A Robot Toddler Baby Learning How To Stand

It you. It us. It the future.

Megan Reynolds | November 11, 2015 - 1:45 pm
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