Reprogrammable Chip Lets AI Learn Continuously

The circuit components can seamlessly switch between acting as resistors, memory capacitors, artificial neurons, and artificial synapses. A silicon brain that can rewire itself just like ours might not be so far away.

Artificial intelligence to reveal climate-change tipping points

Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.

MIT moves towards sustainable artificial intelligence

Current artificial intelligence (AI) technology is powerful, but often relies on high energy consumption. U.S. researchers have devised a solution that reduces the AI model training’s carbon footprint.

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.