Category: Artificial Intelligence

Putin and Musk may be right: Industry experts say it is theoretically impossible to make sure AI won’t harm humans

As researchers continue to make advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, the louder and more frequent the calls are becoming to not simply tread lightly with the technology but to abandon it completely. And why? Because many fear that the technology will someday turn on humans and wipe all of […]

Algorithms analyze brain scans to identify people with suicidal thoughts

David Pescovitz BoingBoing (Archive) In a small-scale study, researchers have shown that algorithms can analyze brain scans to determine whether an individual has suicidal thoughts. During the study, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University scientists mentioned words like “death,” “trouble,” and “carefree” to individuals undergoing fMRI scans of […]

The beginning of the robot uprising? Computer beats ‘Captcha’ security test designed to separate man and machine

Shivali Best The Daily Mail (Archive) Cracking Captcha The researchers took inspiration from the brain to develop the algorithm, focusing on ‘contour continuity’ – the way the human brain can distinguish the edges of an object, even if that object is partially blocked by another. The algorithm they created, called […]

Is your vacuum cleaner SPYING on you? Flaw in mobile app could let hackers take control of any LG smart home device

Phoebe Weston The Daily Mail (Archive) HOW DOES IT WORK? Software security firm, Check Point found a vulnerability in the login process on the LG SmartThingQ app which means that hackers could control your home remotely – just like you do. This means that traffic between the appliance and the LG […]