Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot of sense to...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | September 13, 2017
From the moment we humans first imagined having mechanical servants at our beck and call, we've assumed they would be constructed in our own image.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
Max Tegmark is a renowned physicist. He is also the irrepressibly optimistic co-founder of the Future of Life Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts (motto: "Technology...Nature From ACM Opinion | September 1, 2017
As excited as we are about the forthcoming generation of social home robots (including Jibo, Kuri, and many others), it's hard to ignore the fact that most of them...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 24, 2017
A procedure for reflection and discourse on the behavior of bots in the context of law, deception, and societal norms.
Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Nicholas Berente From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2017
Late Sunday, 116 entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, released a letter to the United Nations warning of the dangerous "Pandora's Box" presented by weapons that...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 23, 2017
Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email...The Associated Press From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
The move to elevate Cyber Command to a full Unified Combatant Command and split it off from the National Security Agency or NSA shows that cyber intelligence collection...Defense One From ACM Opinion | August 21, 2017
Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
We the people have always been helplessly drawn to the concept of magic: the notion that you can will something to happen by wiggling your nose, speaking special...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
It was in the 12th century that the great brass head built by Albertus Magnus moved its mouth for the first time, breathing steam as it spoke to Magnus' young religious...Politico From ACM Opinion | August 7, 2017
About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 31, 2017