STUDY: Small Talk Algorithm Helps Improve Cooperation Between Humans & Artificial Intelligence

Researchers in Utah used “chit chat” to get artificial intelligence to cooperate with humans while playing games. The implication is that rather than being a danger to humans, robots might become our allies.

PHOTOS: Robot ’Little Sunfish’ May Have Located Fukushima’s Nuclear Fuel

For the first time since the disaster, we have a picture of what happened to Fukushima’s missing uranium.

STUDY: As Robots Evolve They Learn to Lie & Cheat

Robots made for sex might also have the capacity to do something else human partners do: lie and cheat. A cognitive scientist explained this possibility at the International Congress on Love and Sex in London in December.

When SPCA Hired Knightscope’s K5 Robot for Security, San Francisco Residents Fought Back

If robots show no mercy, how much hope is there in a battle between us versus them? Not much, say experts. More than 3,400 artificial intelligence and robotics experts, plus 19,000 other individuals, including Tesla founder Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, signed an open letter in 2015 urging regulation of fully autonomous weapons — or, killer robots.

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