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ai predicts death

Scientists created an AI that can predict when a person will die

March 29th, 2019

Fears of an AI-controlled robot takeover aside, artificial intelligence has provided mankind with an incredible opportunity to leverage incredible computational power for use in a variety of ways, including things like cancer detection. But can a computer tell us when we’re likely to meet an untimely end? Researchers from the University of Nottingham decided to …

self-learning robot

Scientists built a robot that taught itself what it is

January 31st, 2019

AI researchers who develop machine learning algorithms have demonstrated that telling a machine to teach itself how to do a certain task is a pretty great strategy. Trial and error over countless attempts often results in a machine or program that is highly skilled. A new research effort took that concept to an entirely different …

Russian military

Oh great, Russian fighter pilots are going to start flying with scary AI wingmen

January 27th, 2019

Well, it seems Russian military officials don’t want to just stop with that fearsome new hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile that was tested last month, which we told you about and which Russia claims there’s no defense against. It would appear the country’s military forces have also been testing the feasibility of having AI-powered wingmen fly …

Elon Musk suggests the first ‘resident’ of Mars might be an AI

December 28th, 2018

There’s been plenty of talk lately about future missions to Mars that will carry human crew members. It would be an incredible achievement to successfully (and safely) land a human on the surface of another planet, but it’s something that has never even been attempted, much less accomplished. With a steady stream of advancements in …