A.I.

IBM’s AI Loses Debate to Human But Shows Promise

IBM’s new A.I. took to the stage recently to battle with a champion debater — the artificial intelligence lost the debate but showed just how far A.I. has come in recent years.

Hal 9000

China Recruits ‘Patriotic’ Children to Design Killer Robots

The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) this week announced an ambitious “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” that recruited several dozen teenagers with exceptional high-school grades to design killer robots.

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Julian Assange Predicts ‘AI Model’ will Replace Capitalism

In Julian Assange’s final interview before Ecuadorian officials shut off his internet access, the WikiLeaks founder told the World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona, Spain, that artificial intelligence will replace capitalism, not only by transforming current industries but creating “whole new sectors.”

Assange's seven-year legal saga

New York Times: How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis For Google

In an article on Wednesday, the New York Times revealed how Google’s contract with the Pentagon created an identity crisis at the company, and how Google Cloud’s Chief Scientist for A.I. Fei-Fei Li warned colleagues against mentioning weaponized artificial intelligence to the press and public.

The Associated Press