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artificial intelligence

Apple Product Secrecy

How Apple’s obsession with secrecy hurts its software

October 30th, 2015

When it comes to product secrecy, you’d be hard pressed to find a company more obsessed with keeping things under wraps than Apple. In one of the more famous examples, former Apple executive Scott Forstall, when recruiting engineers for the original iPhone team and didn’t even tell prospective team members what they’d be working on. Similarly, when …

Robot Children

Researchers develop intelligent robot capable of ‘having children’

August 12th, 2015

We seem to be living in a golden age of robotics and artificial intelligence. These days, we can’t even go a few weeks without hearing about some wild new advancement that brings the notion of futuristic and intelligent robots that much closer to reality. Of course, at the same time, each new advancement also brings …

Elon Musk on artificial intelligence: afraid of Terminator

Elon Musk: Yes, we should fear Terminator-style artificial intelligence

June 18th, 2014

Elon Musk doesn’t invest in many companies, but when he does, you should probably pay attention, especially when that company is an artificial intelligence company. In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Musk said that pretty much the only companies he invests in are SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, and an artificial intelligence company called Vicarious. Why invest …