Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Update: DeepMind will reportedly be integrated into Google’s search team. That may be good news for those fearing a robot apocalypse, but who’s to say the robots won’t make use of other technologies employed throughout the company? Google has reportedly…

IBM’s Watson Cursed Like a Sailor After Being Taught the Urban Dictionary

It’s a fact that Watson, IBM’s massive AI project, is smarter than the average human. I mean, it kicked Ken Jennings’ ass on Jeopardy that one time. “Smart,” in that respect, meant the ability to pull knowledge from terabytes worth…

Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project

Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil just became a Google employee in December, and he spoke with SingularityHub about a natural langauge project he’ll be working on at the company (he also recently wrote a book called How To Create…

The Algorithm That Leads To The Robotic Revolution Has Been Found

It was both charming and frightening when Google made the robot brain that learned what a cat was just by watching videos of them on YouTube. The kind of artificial intelligence that makes these feats possible will obviously be the…

16,000 Computers Find a Cat On the Internet

[UPDATE] Google has chimed in on the results of the experiment and why it thinks machine learning is important for its future. [ORIGINAL] Google X is the secretive inner-lab where Google engineers try to make their wildest science fiction dreams…

Baby Robot Learns Its First Words

At team of scientists lead by the Caroline Lyon at the University of Hertfordshire, UK have developed a “baby robot” that learns human speech in much the same way a human child learns. The robot converses with a human teacher…

I Like Turtlebot2: Hobby Robotics Gives Your Laptop Legs

This motion sensing robot from Willow Garage and Yujin Robot turns your laptop into a moving robot. So the next time you look for your laptop it may just be taking a stroll around your house. The real reason for…

Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the…

Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google

Sebastian Thrun, an ex Stanford professor decided in January to give up his tenure at the school and reach out for larger audiences. Specializing in machine learning and robotics, Thrun is excited to leave the constraints of formal education and…

Google Funds AI Project to Implement “Regret”

Google recently announced that it will help fund groundbreaking research by computer scientists and economists at Tel Aviv University.  The Blavatnik School of Computer Science is attempting to help computers make better decisions using a term they dubbed “regret.” Head…