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Can VR and artificial intelligence make a sex doll real? (The 3:59, Ep. 78)

We also talk about Facebook's use of old phones to ensure it can reach everyone and Nest's "next chapter" with a new camera.

By 15 July 2016


Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI

AI gets very technical, and quick. But you don't have to be an expert to understand the basic ideas.

By 29 June 2016


LifeBeam artificial intelligence headphones put a biosensing fitness coach in your ear

The newest wearable on Kickstarter is Vi, a pair of wireless headphones with 11 contextual sensors that adapt to your workouts and provides real-time fitness coaching.

By 15 June 2016


Artificial intelligence: Getting as good as the real thing

Three of the biggest names in AI see the field changing the way we live.

By 24 May 2016


Google predicts the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning. And a computer that can beat you at a 2,500-year-old board game.

By 29 April 2016


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By 23 December 2015


Google's 'RankBrain' artificial intelligence for search is better than humans

Google's driverless cars could be ready in 3 years. Google reveals a new machine learning system called "Rank Brain." And HTC says it's not a copy cat.

By 28 October 2015


Artificial intelligence is the next major wave of computing, Android creator says

Andy Rubin, the father of Google's mobile software, also says the industry needs to start figuring out how to interact with devices that don't have a screen -- like washing machines.

By 8 October 2015


New artificial intelligence writes choose-your-own-adventure games

An artificial intelligence called Scheherazade crowdsources data to put together plots for interactive stories.

By 14 September 2015


Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By 2 July 2015