Artificial Intelligence

Chatbots Can Help Us Talk to Animals

Could applying the Internet of Things to animals someday allow us to talk to them?
Natalie Holmes
6 min read

How Bots Were Born From Spam

The earliest attempts at chatbots were designed to capture user attention on the early web.
John Ohno
6 min read

Hi, Can I Help You?

Domestic robots can be creepy–but what if they were more like pets?
Susan Cox-Smith
4 min read

Superintelligence Now!

Can we humans evolve fast enough to defend ourselves against the threat of AI?
Steven Johnson
10 min read

The Brain in the Machine

Reclusive Creatures creator Steve Grand is now building a farm–with animals made of code.
Simon Parkin
9 min read

AI’s Seismic Shift From Elephants To Ants

How attempts to mimic the behavior of insects transformed artificial intelligence in the 1990s.
Richard Baguley
4 min read

Artificial Intelligence: A Reading List

A crash course in human attempts to build machines better than nature's own.
How We Get To Next
1 min read

Meet OBO, the Robot Taking the Theater World by Storm

Built from shelving, skateboard wheels, and 3D-printed components, it stars in a play about humans interacting with AI.
Duncan Geere
2 min read

We Made Some Rappers Collaborate With a Rap-Writing AI and Got a Glimpse of the Future of Pop Music

Can a computer truly ever replace human creativity in pop music?
Dave Fawbert
7 min read

I Let IBM’s Robot Chef Tell Me What to Cook for a Week

Does a Jeopardy-winning learning AI pass mustard in the kitchen?
Matt O'Leary
9 min read