With the new sci-fi flick Ghost in the Shell hitting theaters this week, Scientific American asks artificial intelligence experts which movies, if any, have gotten AI right
Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars.
Researchers use eye-tracking software to peek inside a child's mind when words fail, reading eye patterns to understand language production and combat conditions such as specific language impairment.
Researchers are using eye-tracking technology to learn more about children afflicted with specific language impairment
Could the drummer robot lead its cyber brethren to march in sync—or maybe someday even start a band?
Experts argue that self-driving trucks are even more important than autonomous passenger cars, and they’re easier to program
A quantum leap in problem-solving is the only way out of a university’s new LabEscape scenario game
Under new chair Ajit Pai the agency would likely to reverse its Open Internet Order—a regulation expected to become less relevant as the Net continues to evolve
Who knew Knight Rider would be so prescient?
Obama promised a response to hacking and other election interference, but what are his options?
Some hints on keeping holiday gifts real in a “post-truth” world
The new administration will likely defang efforts to enforce Net neutrality and online privacy protections, and potentially ramp up domestic and international surveillance
Look for the president-elect to pick a new FCC chairman, limit online privacy protections and stem the flow of tech talent from other countries
More than two dozen states offer some form of internet voting, but it often means waiving the right to a secret ballot
Last week’s use of connected gadgets to attack the Web is a wake-up call for the Internet of Things, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season
Hollywood’s dark vision of machines taking over belies how far AI is from meaningful reality—and what it will look like when it gets there
Many of the Web sites we visit every day are under cyber attack by malicious hackers looking to disrupt business transactions, discourage people from using a particular online service or exact payback for some real or perceived slight.
Online attacks are unpredictable and hard to control, leading to worries that White House cyber rattling could quickly escalate
A mechanical exoskeleton like the Ekso GT gives patients with a spinal cord injury just enough support to help them walk.
Originally designed to give soldiers superhuman strength, exoskeletons are enabling heroic efforts to help patients re-learn to walk