Driving Robots

Real people are now hailing Waymo’s robotic taxis, without a driver in sight

What’s Driving Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Cars Are Coming, and Bringing Change Along for the Ride

Waymo Takes the Final Step Before Launching Its Self-Driving Car Service

Waymo shows off what it’s like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car

GM will build its production autonomous Cruise cars at Michigan assembly plant

Lyft will build self-driving cars with top auto parts supplier Magna

How Will Pop Music Adapt to Autonomous Cars?

Military Robots

Washington waking up to threats of AI with new task force

Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.

Robot Killers

When an AI finally kills someone, who will be responsible? (How quaint for MIT Technology Review to suggest that robots have never killed anyone.)

Security Robots

Artificial Intelligence and the Attack/Defense Balance

Sports Robots

One Shining AI Moment: when machine learning meets your bracket

Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot

Shopping Robots

Walmart’s bot brigade is about to hit the 2,000-mile mark

Automated Bookstore Opens in Beijing International Book Mall

A chatbot can now offer you protection against volatile airline prices

Telepresence Robots

iRobot spinoff Ava Robotics launches autonomous telepresence bot

Flying Robots

Larry Page’s air taxis are already flying above New Zealand

Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk unveils its electric autonomous flying taxi

Delivery option: drone. Arrival estimate: sooner than you might think.

Switzerland Is Developing a System to Track Drones All Over the Country

Airspace Systems raises $20 million Series A to take down dangerous drones with other drones

This drone has an origami arm that unfolds to pick up objects

Holy mountains haloed by drone light

Fortem gets a $15 million Series A for its drone-hunting tech

AI and drones are being used to control construction projects

Robot Bakers

BreadBot is an insanely over-engineered gadget just for baking loaves of bread

Dancing Robots

Bring This Robot to a Disco, and It’ll Dance With You

Underwater Robots

A Fleet of Underwater Robots Will Create Detailed Map of Marine Microbes

Robot Avatars

XPRIZE announces a $10M contest for remotely-controlled robotic avatars

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

Trash Robots

Someone is making a multiplayer trash robot you steer through an actual river

Yeast-Modeling Robots

AI that describes how yeast works will help scientists model biology better

Robot Doctors

Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery

Robot Assistants

AI assistants say dumb things, and we’re about to find out why

Robot Ethics

A Hippocratic Oath for artificial intelligence practitioners

Grieving Robots

Can Bots Help Us Deal with Grief?

Robot Musicians

Google’s NSynth Super is an AI-backed touchscreen synth

The next frontier for robotics? Jazz marimba

Robot Entertainment

What an ‘infinite’ AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment

Robot Notifications

AI can make your smartphone notifications less annoying

Robot Predictions

We need to improve the accuracy of AI accuracy discussions

“Common Sense” Robots

It’s Really Hard to Give AI “Common Sense”

Robot Translators

AI Translates News Just as Well as a Human Would

Robot Hearts

A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

Robot Bees

Autonomous Robot Bees Are Being Patented by… Walmart?

Robot Communications

Bridging the communications gap between human and machine

Robot Authoritarianism

Artificial Intelligence and the Infrastructure of Surveillance Authoritarianism

Robot Catholics

AI tackles the Vatican’s secrets

Chinese Robots

China wants to shape the global future of artificial intelligence

Social Media Robots

Twitter bots are now trying to tip the scales in local elections

Uncovering Instagram Bots With a New Kind of Detective Work

Amazon’s Robots

Amazon Partnership with British Police Alarms Privacy Advocates

Amazon wants to put Alexa in the workplace

This new Alexa skill will play music generated by artificial intelligence

Silicon Valley’s Robots

Silicon Valley companies are undermining the impact of artificial intelligence

“Safe” Robots

OpenAI Wants to Make Safe AI, but That May Be an Impossible Task

Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They’re Displacing

Robots Are Coming For Your Brains

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

Here are some real things people said about brain preservation startup Nectome

Audrey Watters


The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines

A Hack Education Project

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