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...
A new AI system generates short videos that are similar to how humans can visually imagine how a scene will evolve
The new administration will likely defang efforts to enforce Net neutrality and online privacy protections, and potentially ramp up domestic and international surveillance
It is not good enough to say, “We can’t prove fraud.” In every election we need evidence that vote counts are accurate
Online recommendation systems that include differing views may be an answer, say hoax researchers
Experts tone down a news story about the Clinton campaign being urged to challenge results due to possible cyber attack
The popular claim that “filter bubbles” are why fake news thrives on Facebook is almost certainly wrong
Products such as Semantic Scholar and Microsoft Academic could be a boon for scholars
Every one of October’s widely reported hacks was achieved using a surprisingly simple e-mail deception technique called “spear-phishing”
More than two dozen states offer some form of internet voting, but it often means waiving the right to a secret ballot
The field of “scientific theology” ponders the ultimate purpose of mind
Paul Rosenzweig, former deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland Security and founder of Red Branch Consulting, PLLC, talks about the October 21 attack on internet service in the U.S...
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...
An artificial reporter might not take concerns about superintelligent, sentient machines very seriously
Alex Bocharov explains why the company is hoping to build qubits out of particles that some scientists think might not even exist
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
There would be advantages, of course, but...it still might not be the smartest move
DeepMind’s latest technique uses external memory to solve tasks that require logic and reasoning—a step toward more humanlike AI