The Singularity is Nigh
the robots are coming
As long as computers have been around, programmers have have been struggling to bring them to life, mostly with comical results. But finally, a robot designed to simulate a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy beat the famous Turing Test this weekend at the University of Reading. Call him the Ender Wiggin of artificial intelligence — the Read More
Last week, a normal ol’ Reddit thread was hijacked by bots. While it’s not uncommon to hear two bots eerily have a conversation, it’s odd to see them compete for approval and supremacy.
User FreemanPontifex posted about scraping his leg after he slipped on black ice. Then, a couple of automated Read More
Look out, Hollywood screenwriters: the robots are coming for your jobs, too.
Cleverbot is an artificial intelligence robot that Internet users can converse with and, more frequently, troll until it says funny stuff. But one filmmaker, Chris Wilson, saw the creative potential in Cleverbot and decided to co-write a short film with it. It might just be the first movie written by a machine.
Some researchers at Cornell have set about teaching robots how to think like people and perform menial tasks ’round the house in pursuit of a limited, non-scary sort of artificial intelligence. “If we’re ever going to have robot butlers, then they’re going to have to learn how to figure things out for themselves,” Gizmag writes of the experiments. “After all, if you have to reprogram the robot for every slight variation on a task, you might as well do it yourself.”