New algorithms will help—but users' skepticism is the ultimate weapon
Technology can improve communication and curb social isolation of kids with autism
For-profit companies use our anonymized medical data in a huge secondary market. Advances in computing make it increasingly possible for outsiders to identify people from among the hundreds of millions of patients in dossiers, putting intimate secrets about our bodies and minds at risk
The social network has rolled out new tools to deal with this growing problem
Updated version of DeepMind’s AlphaGo program was behind a mystery online competitor
Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines
Genetically engineered coral, electronic wildlife sniffers, sand mines and more
Artificial intelligence picks up bias from human creators—not from hard, cold logic
Don’t worry about disobedient machines. Devious human masters and misunderstood commands are the real threat
A long list of corporate and political hacks has made that very clear
Listen in as physicists and philosophers debate whether we are real or virtual
Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January Scientific American titled "The Case for Robot Disobedience."
Obama promised a response to hacking and other election interference, but what are his options?
An approach to artificial intelligence that enables computers to recognize visual patterns better than humans are able to do
Space-based transmission of quantum cryptographic keys could make the “unhackable” Internet a reality
Artificial-intelligence algorithms can learn a lot from playing immersive 3D video games
For decades, deterrence has effectively countered the threat of nuclear weapons. Can we achieve similar results against cyber weapons?
Sixty-two percent of survey respondents said self-driving cars would not make them more productive. Another 36 percent said they’d be too concerned to do anything but watch the road. Erika Beras reports.
A new AI system generates short videos that are similar to how humans can visually imagine how a scene will evolve