Google's “DeepMind" AI Understands The Benefits Of Betrayal

Google's “DeepMind" AI Understands The Benefits Of Betrayal

It’s looking increasingly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the harbinger of the next technological revolution. When it develops to the point wherein it is able to learn, think, and even “feel” without the input of a human – a truly “smart” AI – then everything we know will change, almost overnight. That’s why…

“Cassie" Is Set To Revolutionize The Way Robots Walk

“Cassie" Is Set To Revolutionize The Way Robots Walk

Robots can prevent heart failures, diagnosis cancers, and even beat a website’s “I Am Not A Robot” test. But on the whole, they really do suck at walking. Hopefully, Cassie will be able to change that. Looking like a mix between a chicken and an AT-ST Walker from Star Wars, this bipedal machine was developed by Agility Robotics, a…

Your Boss Could Be Spying On You Using This Device

Your Boss Could Be Spying On You Using This Device

Did you take an hour to make a coffee in the staff room this morning? Did you go out for a leisurely lunch and beer this afternoon? A little piece of technology could be snitching on you. The Orwellian-sounding “OccupEye” and “Enlighted” systems are sensor technologies that can be placed in many spaces, including under an employee’s desk…

Facial Recognition Tells Lemurs Apart

Facial recognition tools are expanding at a rate that may excite or worry you, but now a collaboration between computer scientists and biologists have taken them in a different direction entirely. They have created a tool to allow field researchers to recognize individual lemurs, and possibly many other species too. Humans have evolved to be very…

Guy Makes An Insane 20-Foot Fire Tornado Machine In His Backyard

Guy Makes An Insane 20-Foot Fire Tornado Machine In His Backyard

Engineer, eccentric Brit, and shouty showman Colin Furze has built a fire tornado machine in his backyard, inducing panic attacks among health and safety professionals across England. Spun around using a precariously placed go-kart engine, the 6-meter (20-foot) high cage shoots an upward burst of flames, creating a tornado-like column of fire. As if that…

New Battery Technologies That Don't Need Rare Materials

New Battery Technologies That Don't Need Rare Materials

The race to find new ways to store electricity has some new and surprising entrants. Two new arrivals have the advantage of using extremely common elements, making them potentially very cheap to build. Neither is likely to power your phone or laptop, and they probably won’t be suited to electric cars, but they might store…

Bill Gates Calls For "Robot Tax" To Slow Down Pace Of Change

Bill Gates Calls For "Robot Tax" To Slow Down Pace Of Change

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous robotics is dawning, and according to many, it’s set to bring about the next technological renaissance. Bill Gates, as you might expect, is one of these soothsayers, but he’s recently just added an interesting caveat to this future scenario. Last year, Gates told IFLScience that he’s certain…