Twenty years ago IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by becoming the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion in a six-game match.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 2, 2017
Automakers ask drivers to trust and share U.S. roadways with autonomous vehicles, but there is no easy answer as to when they will be considered "safe."
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 18, 2017
HAL 9000, the sentient computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, offers an ominous glimpse of a future in which machines endowed with artificial intelligence reject human...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | November 2, 2016
Elon Musk's new plan to go all-in on self-driving vehicles puts a lot of faith in the artificial intelligence needed to ensure his Teslas can read and react to...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 24, 2016
The victory in March of the computer program AlphaGo over one of the world's top handful of go players marks the highest accomplishment to date for the burgeoning...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 30, 2016
After great promise in the 1960s that machines would soon think like humans, progress stalled for decades. Only in the past 10 years or so has research picked up...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 24, 2016
Quantum-computer whiz riffs on simulated universes, the Singularity, unified theories, P/NP, the mind-body problem, free will, why there's something rather than...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | April 27, 2016
Famed science-fiction writer Fredric Brown (1906–1972) delighted in creating the shortest of short stories. "Answer," published in 1954, encapsulated a prescient...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2015
The robots are no longer coming; they are here. And the law's response has been lacking. What is the best approach for integrating this transformative technology...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 12, 2014
Machine learning—an area of AI focusing on systems that "learn" from data in order to navigate future similar scenarios—is one of the ways we’ve managed to give...Scientific American From ACM News | December 5, 2014
When Microsoft launched its research labs in 1991, the personal computer was just beginning to blossom into a worldwide phenomenon, thanks in no small part to Windows...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 27, 2013