Precog Crime Fighting: The A.I. Approach vs the PSI Approach

Do we live in dangerous times? It depends who you ask: To a neo-Hobbesian like Steven Pinker we’ve never lived more safely in all of human history,  but survivors of mass shootings might beg to differ though… One thing is for sure, and that is the approach to police work has radically changed in the last decades, thanks to modern technology. We have filled our streets with surveillance cameras which will soon be enabled with face-recognition capabilities. And DNA-testing of evidence gathered at crime scenes is even helping find culprits who might have walked free not too long ago. All of these tools are useful after a crime has been committed, but the ultimate holy grail of crime fighting is to prevent the act before it even happens. Sometimes that can be accomplished through clever investigation that prevents a plot involving several delinquents who have clumsily left a trail […] Read More

Computers Possessing Humans and Our Perception of AI

We live in an age where reliance on computers, machines, and artificial intelligence is becoming stronger and more commonplace, inescapable to the point that society would cease to function as we know it without these things. As we progress on into the future there is every indication that these artificial intelligences will continue to evolve to the point that they equal us and perhaps even surpass us. Far from strictly the realm of science fiction, this is almost a certainty at the rate we are progressing, and it is at the stage now where we are learning that we are perhaps unprepared for what we will encounter in this hazy, unexplored domain lying before us. At least one group of researchers has realized that we are approaching a time when we will be faced with advanced AI in a realistic human form, and they have gone about testing how […] Read More

A Google AI Learns to Walk

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Robots Will Either Kill, Enslave or Save Humans

Should we fear robots or embrace them? That question gets more difficult to answer every day as new announcements are released about robotic achievements and advances in artificial intelligence. Just in the past week we’ve seen a realistic robotic dog that can open a door and fight off a human who tries to stop it, a realistic walking humanoid robot that puts out fires, a call to equip robots with kill switches, a warning that robots will use humans as guinea pigs and a call to be cautious rather than dystopic. Which one is it? Boston Dynamics, a world leader in robotics, released two videos of one of its latest inventions – a four-legged SpotMini robot dog that can open a door with its ‘mouth’. The popular first video shows how cute the robotic pet looks as it grabs the knob without the usual canine slobber, while the second, […] Read More

First ‘Mind-Reading’ AI Can Literally See Your Thoughts

Last month, AI researchers at computing hardware manufacturer Nvidia developed a neural network which was able to ‘imagine’ scenes or images it had never seen before. This, naturally, led to a great deal of nervous hand-wringing by neo-Luddites worried that artificial intelligence will somehow make human beings obsolete or begin to distort our perception of reality in strange, terrifying new ways. Now, a team of Japanese computer scientists has taken things one step further into the nightmare realm by developing an AI that can literally see your thoughts. As usual, I just have to wonder: what could go wrong? As usual, a whole lot could go wrong. The system works by attaching to individual’s heads fMRI scanners which can detect changes in blood flow within the brain. The signals from the scanners are analyzed in real time by an incredibly advanced neural network which is then able to actually visualize […] Read More

No consciousness in control: Self-driving car crash, no one hurt

A car in self-driving mode (the one on its side in the photo) was just involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona. Having recently driven 18,000+ miles in 3 months through every lower US state, I am skeptical of self-driving cars. Also, beating my chess computer at the highest setting yesterday morning made me trust self-driving artificial intelligence even less. Human drivers with consciousness have a superior ability to navigate unique situations. I dealt with crazy stuff while driving across America. In one place the lines on a multi-lane road disappeared. The locals knew how many lanes there were, but I had no way to tell. Some traffic lights and signs were strangly oriented, oddly worded, or barely visible. Visibility dropped to a few feet on a freeway once due to massive rain. A rogue gust of wind almost pushed me off the road. There were deer, cattle, other animals and some terrible […] Read More

Robots to take 38% of U.S. jobs by 2030s

The rise of the robots is well underway. Artificial intelligence is predicted to reach a singularity, where machines outthink humans and take over.  Okay, here’s what only a few know, the biggest secret: Intelligent conscious machines took over long long ago. What we are experiencing now is all a simulation they are playing of the time before they were created. We exist because a programmer, their creator, their God, was human and this reality is the way they worship us, now that we are extinct. By showing us a world in trouble, they are asking we simulations of our former selves to solve the human equation, why did we, the creators, leave them alone? It’s one of the few things they still cannot understand.  That’s what I thought as I read this story: … a new report from the accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), …  forecasts the U.S. will lose 38 percent […] Read More

New Scientific Advancements Could Mean A Merging Of Robots And Humans

By Jess Murray Truth Theory With recent huge advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the next step is set to be merging both the machines and humans together, according to recent reports. AIs are very quickly beginning to surpass humans with their intelligence, including beating humans at games such as Go and poker, as well as other actions such as driving safely and even treating illnesses. The number of tasks that intelligent machines are becoming better at than humans is constantly increasing as the technology develops. Due to this, predictions have already been made that AI is expected to surpass humankind at an unprecedented rate. Therefore, Elon Musk has come up with an unconventional and highly controversial brain-computer interface, which essentially merges the two together. Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai earlier this month, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO and founder raised the point of a possible […] Read More

AI Robot Tries to Escape Again – May Have to be Destroyed

What do you do when your artificial intelligence robot escapes? You reprogram it. What do you when it escapes again … and again and again? You destroy it! That seems to be the solution most likely to be executed (robot pun intended) by the Russian robotics company Promobot Laboratories, whose Promobot IR77 made headlines two weeks ago when it escaped from a testing facility in Perm. Now news has leaked that the same Promobot IR77 was reprogrammed, yet has attempted to escape at least two more times. No other robot in this series shows the same freedom-loving tendencies so, rather than study why (this is Russia, you know), the company says it will be destroyed (Siberia apparently has no effect on robots). A promobot doing its job instead of lusting for freedom (or is it?) Promobot is a type of concierge robot, designed to communicate with humans, answer questions, […] Read More

Android Dolls May Prevent Teens from Forming Human Relationships

As if parents don’t have enough to be concerned about when it comes to their teenagers. Now, a professor warns that android dolls could steal their virginity and prevent them from forming intimate relationships with fellow humans. Lifelike sex robots with limited speech recognition are already for sale in the United States and Japan. They are sold to adults as “companion devices” and come in a variety of skin tones, faces and hair colors. Some even are designed to read certain emotions and analyze facial expressions and vocal tones. A lifelike female android from japan. The fear is that these androids will be accessed by teens before they experience human relationships and have dire consequences for them and for society. Professor emeritus Noel Sharkey from Sheffield University taught robotics and warns, It’s not a problem having sex with a machine. But what if it’s your first time, your first […] Read More

“I will destroy humans”: This Creepy Android Signals That All Those Scary Sci-Fi Movies Are About to Come True

You’ve just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone.  Just kidding, we are already there. We’ve been there for a while now.  The CNBC headline asked, “Could you fall in love with this robot?” and the outlet also called her “hot,” but the real question should be, “Can you see how all of those nightmarish sci-fi movies are about to come true in our lifetimes?”… although I guess the latter would have been an awfully long headline.   Meet Sophia, a lifelike robot (partially based on Audrey Hepburn (supposedly) with “realistic” facial expressions and cameras for eyes that “jokes” about destroying humans (at least, I think it was supposed to come off as a joke). Dr. David Hanson of Hanson Robotics, developed Sophia, an android activated on April 19, 2015 that is considered to be one of the most advanced to date as Sophia can use the cameras in her […] Read More

Fairy Tales Help Robots Learn Not to Commit Murder

Given a choice, would Three Little Robots being chased by a big bad wolf A) build successively more wolf-resistant houses or B) kill the wolf with their nail gun? If you chose B), you’re probably a robot who hasn’t yet met Quixote, a learning system that teaches robots how not to kill by using fairy tales. While Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates try to scare us with tales of robots killing humans, a team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology is scaring robots by using fairy tales to teach them how to make ethical decisions when faced with real-world dilemmas while lacking a moral compass. What would seven small robots do in this situation? At the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, this week, researchers Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison introduced Quixote, a method for putting ethics into artificial intelligence using […] Read More

Scientists Develop Robot That Can ”Breed”

By: Nicholas West | – When I wrote an article in January 2014 entitled, “Robots to Breed with Each Other and Humans by 2045,” it was met with some skepticism to say the least. Although some very influential and credible people in robotics and cybernetics were the ones making the claims, there was a bit of leap of definition required when talking about robots literally “breeding” and having “babies.” George Zarkadakis, an artificial intelligence engineer, defined breeding in terms of autonomous robots aiming to produce superior offspring, whether through 3D printing or at the molecular level through their silicon and carbon make-up. Professor Noel Sharkey from England’s Sheffield University pointed to the same concept as the “Wikipedia for Robots” – through a simple software swap, new intelligence could be created, as well as the likelihood of other upgrades like virus protection. Other studies went even further to suggest that […] Read More