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Artificial Intelligence

  1. Robot-On-Robot Action: Which Movies, Games, and Shows Pass The Botdel Test?

    The Bechdel test has helped raise awareness about the dearth of strong, autonomous women in movies, and while the Bechdel test is monumentally important, there is another group often neglected in discussions of social equality: ROBOTS.

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  2. Domhnall Gleeson is About to Make a Scary, Lady Robot Friend in the Ex Machina Trailer

    And make everyone super uncomfortable.

    Yesterday we showed you the iffy poster, now watch the trailer for Ex Machina starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. And we were just discussing how certain forms of artificial intelligence make us feel about the direction the world is heading. This movie will not comfort you if you're among the fearful.

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  3. A.I. Experts Working on a Turing Test Replacement That Isn’t Just an Imitation Game

    Sorry, Cleverbot.

    If we want to create truly sophisticated artificial intelligence, we're going to have to set the bar a little higher than a test that Cleverbot can pass.

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  4. A.I. Mario Figures out How to Destroy His Enemies; Now You’re Playing God With Power

    "If I talk to the humans, they certainly learn to trust me."

    Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have given Mario the ultimate power up: he can learn about his environment and enemies. They gave him rudimentary "feelings," too, but apparently forgot empathy, because he sure is obsessed with how to kill things. So, par for the course for artificial intelligence.

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  5. How Well Does Your Computer Know You? Machines May Understand Us Better Than Our Friends or Family

    Time to embrace our robot overlords.

    According to Wu Youyou, lead author on a study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "the human-computer interactions depicted in science fiction films such as Her seem to be within our reach." Yay?

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  6. You Can Now Have Your Very Own A.I. Personal Robot Lady Friend

    If you have no fear of death at the hands of robot overlords, I guess.

    Did no one see Her? Or Battlestar Galactica? Or like... any piece of fiction where teaching robots to be our friendly BBFs/have any artificial intelligence ever is a horrible idea?

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  7. A.I. Experts Sign Open Letter to Recommend We Don’t Make A.I. a Sociopathic Nightmare

    They're afraid we might do that, Dave.

    Sure, we nearly constantly warn the Internet about the impending threat of our eventual robot overlords, but who wants to listen to a bunch of bloggers making nervous Terminator jokes? Now there's an open letter signed by actual experts in artificial intelligence that urges everyone to make sure that they build their AI to factor "is this good for humans" into its decisions.

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  8. You Can Try to Beat an Unbeatable A.I. at Poker Online, But You Won’t Succeed

    The only winning move is not to play.

    Somebody call Matthew Broderick; there's an unbeatable AI on the Internet that wants to play a game with you. Luckily for the safety of the world, that game is poker.

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  9. “Ada Lovelace Exam” Proposed As Alternative To Turing Test, Computers Everywhere Are Hella Stoked

    I feel so much better about the Singularity.

    You guys remember rad-as-HECK Ada Lovelace from Sam's profile of her earlier this year, right? The Ada Lovelace? The one with a day of the year named after her plus an entire computer language? The woman who essentially wrote the world's first-ever computer program and predicted the creative capabilities of modern machines? Well, good. Because Ada might be about to get a lot more fans, at least if one tech professor has his druthers.

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  10. Elon Musk Is Afraid We Might Create Ultron, He Is Now Officially Tony Stark

    There are no strings on Musk.

    Now do you believe me that Elon Musk is not-so-secretly Iron Man? The dude is worried about Ultron, for crap's sake! Whoever came up with this viral marketing campaign for Age of Ultron deserves a raise.

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