The 5 most epic real-life battles between man and machine

It was only a matter of time before computers caught up with our intellectual capacity. Here are some of our favorite moments in which mankind went up against an artificial...

AlphaGo leads world’s best ‘Go’ player 2-0 in man-versus-machine series

Google's AlphaGo AI has taken the first two games in a series of three games against the best player in the world. 19-year-old Ke Jei even employed the AI's own...

Softbank’s Nvidia stake is reportedly worth $4BN

When Softbank announced the first close of its Vision Fund this weekend — securing an initial commitment of $93 billion, from investors including Apple, Qualcomm and Foxconn...

With names like Burf Pink and Bank Butt, a paint algorithm fails spectacularly

A computer scientist fed a neural network around 7,700 of Sherwin-Williams’ paint colors and told the algorithm to create new colors while assigning them appealing names. Its attempt is hilarious. The...

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next...

Spotify acquires yet another company — Paris-based AI company Niland

Paris-based Niland, an AI startup, is the latest company to join Spotify, and it would appear that the goal is to leverage the company's AI capabilities to surface "the right...

Watch a self-driving artificial intelligence try to drive around ‘GTA V’

As engineers work to develop safe, practical self-driving cars, Grand Theft Auto V has emerged as an unlikely means of simulating tricky scenarios to see how well the AI driver...

Smart assistants are the new Android skins, everyone is building one and most are...

In the early days of Android, skins were the norm. Manufacturers looked to set themselves apart from countless competitors with custom design languages at proprietary...

Real humans

Let’s pause for a moment, and take linguistic stock. Technology has many societal impacts,...

There are 147 teams competing in XPrize’s broad-ranging AI competition

The Xprize foundation has whittled its latest competition down from 10,000 sign ups to 147 teams in its first-ever “open” competition. Announced in June of...