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#Artificial Intelligence

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology CTRL-Labs

Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology

It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?

Two out of five Irish jobs are likely to be “substantially impacted” by automation, according to new research.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?

The Taoiseach has said “almost anyone in employment at all levels” could be affected.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs Mr Roboto

Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs

The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.

From TheJournal.ie US tech firm announces 200 new AI technology jobs in Galway Artificial Intelligence

US tech firm announces 200 new AI technology jobs in Galway

The new hires will focus on advancing the company’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues Robot Workmates

'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues

Robotic colleagues of the future? Think Wall-E or Johnny 5 and not C3PO and Terminator.

From TheJournal.ie Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake The Robots Aren't Coming

Viral video showing scarily realistic human-looking robot debunked as fake

The video clocked up millions of views as Twitter users feared that artificial intelligence had gone too far.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences Rise Of The Machines

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

From TheJournal.ie Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week Real Talk

Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week

One “joked” that he thought the robots’ goal was to take over the world.

From TheJournal.ie Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns AI

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns

A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Artificial intelligence is good for the world....claims Sophia the robot Sophia's Choice

Artificial intelligence is good for the world....claims Sophia the robot

The robot insisted that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers.”

From TheJournal.ie Lady Chatterley's Tinderbot: Modern dating at Dublin's Science Gallery The Future Is Here

Lady Chatterley's Tinderbot: Modern dating at Dublin's Science Gallery

The camera that writes poetry and machine that likes to draw are some of the new attractions at the Science Gallery.

From TheJournal.ie 'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future? Robot Says Yes This post contains a poll

'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future?

The Science Gallery will be looking at a post-work world…

From TheJournal.ie Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online Artificial Intelligence

Researchers in Cork develop technology that will identify child sexual abuse images online

Current systems mean specialists have to view “traumatic and distressing” material.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how an Irish company is helping to make drones see like humans Hardware

Here's how an Irish company is helping to make drones see like humans

The head of Dublin-based Movidius, which was recently sold to Intel in a huge deal, is aiming for sales of $1bn.

From TheJournal.ie Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own Google Pixel

Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own

Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness Faithful Companion This post contains videos

Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness

The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Google's AI beating a board game world champion so significant? Artificial Intelligence

Explainer: Why is Google's AI beating a board game world champion so significant?

Google’s AI is currently winning 2-0 in a best-of-five challenge, but why it is such a significant event?

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is straight from a superhero comic book Artificial Intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is straight from a superhero comic book

The Facebook CEO wants to build an AI system like ‘Jarvis from Iron Man’.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook has revealed how it will help blind people 'see' photos 20 Questions

Facebook has revealed how it will help blind people 'see' photos

It’s very similar to 20 questions, and it’s Facebook’s way of bringing more people to its services.

From TheJournal.ie Fact and fiction: Is a scenario like The Terminator really the future? Bad Robots

Fact and fiction: Is a scenario like The Terminator really the future?

Are our fears about robots justified?

From TheJournal.ie This site wants to try identify any image you show it Machine Learning

This site wants to try identify any image you show it

It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.

This room service robot is a harrowing vision of things to come

Can we all just slow things down a bit, please?

From TheJournal.ie It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family Status Update

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family

The robots are taking over.

Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies

The social media giant is developing technology to prevent you embarrassing yourself. Nice of them.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn't scientific – it's erotic Sex And Science

Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn't scientific – it's erotic

Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?

From TheJournal.ie Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence AI

Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence

The aim is to develop a chip that will allow machines to one day think like humans.

From TheJournal.ie These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack Man V Machine

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI Robots

'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI

“What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’”

From TheJournal.ie Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility? Terminator

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

From TheJournal.ie 'Machines, not humans will be dominant by 2045' Rise Of The Machines

'Machines, not humans will be dominant by 2045'

It won’t be like The Terminator, but it won’t be good.

From TheJournal.ie A computer programme passed the Turing Test for the first time in history Artificial Intelligence

A computer programme passed the Turing Test for the first time in history

For a computer program to be successful, it must be mistaken for a human more than 30 per cent of the time during a series of five minute keyboard conversations.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'? CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft develops smart elevator that predicts who's getting on Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft develops smart elevator that predicts who's getting on

The concept design learns the habits of users and could be used to predict which floor you wish to travel to.

From TheJournal.ie One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old Artificial Intelligence

One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old

The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle Enigma This post contains videos

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test? AI

Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test?

Some scientists believe that we are closer than ever to achieving artificial intelligence in machines – but questions about what intelligence really is remain.