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A Quick History of AI: Infographic
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2015 • Artificial intelligence has come a long way since Alan Turing created a standard for what determined a machine to be intelligent in the 1950s. This infographic shows how AI has changed throughout the years.
Rodney Brooks: AI Systems “Very Narrow Tools”
By Steve Crowe · 4 September, 2015 • Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and founder, chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, says AI systems "don't have the intentionality, really, even of an insect, let a lone a small mammal. People hear AI and they think they're these smart machines with wants and desires and capabilities. They don't have any of that. I wish they did, but that's not what we've been able to do in the last, really, 55 years of AI research."
You Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 September, 2015 • Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people should not fear robots because they have legs. He says you should be more worried about all the data you carry around on your cellphone, and who has access to it.
MIT ‘Beerbots’ Fetch Beers While You Sit on the Couch
By Adam Connor-Simmons, CSAIL · 11 August, 2015 • MIT's Beerbots show off improved planning algorithms for handling uncertainty as three robots collaborate to deliver drinks.
MIT SLAM System Helps Robots Better Identify Objects
By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office · 27 July, 2015 • MIT recently demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways. The system uses SLAM information to augment existing object-recognition algorithms. Its performance should thus continue to improve as computer-vision researchers develop better recognition software, and roboticists develop better SLAM software.
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
By Steve Crowe · 17 July, 2015 • Uh-oh, a robot for the first time has passed a self-awareness test. The test might seem simple, but it's extremely difficult for a robot.
Elon Musk Donates Millions to Protect Humans from Artificial Intelligence
By Steve Crowe · 2 July, 2015 • The Future of Life Institute has donated $7 million to help keep artificial intelligence beneficial to humans. Most of that funding came from Elon Musk, who is one of the group's top donors.
How New AI Enables Robots to Learn Like Humans
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley · 22 May, 2015 • Rather than programming a robot to perform several tasks, researchers at UC Berkeley have created algorithms that direct the robot to use trial and error to learn as it goes.
Reporter Battles WordSmith Robot in Newswriting-Off
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2015 • NPR pinned one of its top reporters against WordSmith, an AI system that churns out millions of stories each year.
Humans Cruise to $732,713 Win Over Poker AI
By Steve Crowe · 12 May, 2015 • Four top poker pros beat the Claudico poker computer by a collective $732,713. So why are some considering the challenge a tie?
Human Pros Dominating Poker AI
By Steve Crowe · 1 May, 2015 • Carnegie Mellon's poker AI was down 626,892 chips against its human competitors at the halfway point. Can the super computer turn things around?
Poker AI: Can a Super Computer Beat 4 Top Pros?
By Ken Walters, CMU · 24 April, 2015 • Carnegie Mellon's Claudico super computer will play 20,000 hands of Heads-Up No-limit Texas Hold'em against four poker pros in a benchmark test for artificial intelligence.
Can AI Help Doctors Better Diagnose Cancer?
By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab · 23 April, 2015 • MIT has developed a computational model that aims to automatically suggest cancer diagnoses by learning from thousands of data points from past pathology reports.
AI, Humanoid Robots Enhancing Cross-cultural Communication
By The National Science Foundation · 17 April, 2015 • By combining artificial intelligence and robotics with insights from virtual role-playing research, researchers are pioneering new avenues to improve cultural awareness.
5 Experts Who Say Elon Musk is Wrong About AI
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2015 • Will artificial intelligence help improve the human race or wipe it out completely? The debate continues.

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