UN opens formal discussions on AI-powered autonomous weapons, could ban 'killer robots'

Image: Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Many current fears around AI and automation center around the idea that superintelligence could somehow “take over,” turning streets

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Google's DeepMind 'Lab' opens up source code, joins race to develop artificial general intelligence

Image: DeepMind website This has been a major week for open sourced AI. On Monday, nonprofit research group OpenAI announced Universe, a software platform that

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Sensor industry to grow to $162 billion thanks to IoT, smart cities and eHealth

Image: iStockphoto/chombosan The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has helped consumers and technology professionals see the value of sensors for a variety of applications. By

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The next big job in tech: Robot programmer

Image: ZDNet The debate over what will happen to human jobs in the age of the robot is heating up, with many worrying about the

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Google DeepMind AI destroys human expert in lip reading competition

Image: Google/Oxford A new artificial intelligence tool created by Google and Oxford University researchers could significantly improve the success of lip-reading and understanding for the

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Gunshot detection technology as part of smart city design

Image: iStock/zocik When a gunshot is fired in an urban area, it’s often difficult for responding police officers to determine exactly where it was located

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Transparent machine learning: How to create 'clear-box' AI

Image: iStockphoto.com/VOLODYMYR GRINKO The next big thing in AI may not be getting a machine to perform a taskā€”it might be requiring the machine to

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IBM, NVIDIA partner for 'fastest deep learning enterprise solution' in the world

Image: iStockphoto/FotoMak IBM PowerAI, a new deep learning software toolkit announced Monday, could help train computers for machine learning and AI tasks faster than ever

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Baidu's AI bot aims to solve health crisis by speeding communication between doctors and patients

Image: Baidu From Siri to Alexa to Cortana, chatbots are beginning to revolutionize the way we receive information. Gartner reports that, by 2020, 85% of

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