AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria

MIT scientists have revealed that their AI discovered an antibiotic compound, halicin, that can not only kill many forms of resistant bacteria but do so in a novel way. 

Future of Work

The future of technological employment comes down to a key challenge of human-machine collaboration.

Scientists Create First Ever Living, Programmable Organism

A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. Xenobots are less than 1 millimeter long and are made of 500-1,000 living cells. Using their own cellular energy, they can live up to 10 days.

What Does Ethical AI Look Like?

There’s a strong global convergence towards five ethical principles, including transparency, justice and fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. 

AI can now emulate human behaviors

Giving researchers and companies freedom to explore, in order to seek these positive achievements from AI systems, means opening up the risk of developing more advanced ways to create deception and other social problems.

Careful how you treat today's AI: It might take revenge in the future

If we are going to make machines with human psychological capacities, we should prepare for the possibility that they may become sentient. How then will they react to our behaviour towards them?

IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

IBM's artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an important milestone in efforts to get computers to master human language.

Bees can do basic arithmetic

The revelation that even the miniature brain of a honeybee can grasp basic mathematical operations has implications for the future development of AI.

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich, Germany

The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI and will ensure that AI treats people fairly, protects their safety, respects their privacy and works for them.

AI matched, outperformed radiologists in screening X-rays

In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says.

China reveals world's first virtual news presenters

China's news agency has created artificial intelligence news presenters - modeled off other, real news anchors.

A 19-year-old developed the code for the AI portrait

Robbie Barrat, from US, developed the code for the AI “Portrait of Edmond Belamy” that sold for $432,500 at an internationally celebrated art auction.

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US announced that it's launching a college which is specifically focused on the "ethical evolution" of AI that is already affecting and shaping our society.

Emerging Tech Will Create More Jobs Than It Kills by 2022

The advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence will make 75 million jobs obsolete by the year 2022. But the same report goes on to predict the creation of 133 million new jobs over the same period.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.