Artificial intelligence (AI)

Killer robots will only exist if we are stupid enough to let them

As long as humans are sensible when they create the operating programs, robots will bring enormous benefits to humanity, says expert

Gmail Smart Compose: Google will now autocomplete whole emails

Google is trying to free people from the burden of email using AI to type out the whole thing for you taking smart replies to their logical conclusion

Google’s ‘deceitful’ AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls

Google Duplex, which simulates human speech with lifelike inflections, criticised as unethical

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we’re not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

By 2025 most of today’s drivers are unlikely to even want to own a car. But will we still have gridlock? Will you need to pass a test? We asked the experts

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future

So who put the cyber into cybersex?

Today we have cybercafes and cyberwars, but cybernetics – the term that launched a dozen prefixes – has been lost. In a new book, Thomas Rid aims to reconnect ‘cyber’ to its original idea of man-machine symbiosis

Why self-driving cars aren’t safe yet: rain, roadworks and other obstacles

Driverless technology remains a work in progress as the fatal crash of Tesla Model S tragically showed. Here are some flaws that persist in autopilot technology

Facebook wants to organise my friends, but what if I don’t have any?

Facebook now suggests who we should be friends with, how we should organise them and when we should get together. What’s next?

Apple unfurls more millennial-friendly texting tools including ’emoji prediction’

Apple used its annual developer conference in San Francisco to roll out a collection of millennial-friendly texting tools to enhance emojis, improve image sharing and add animations to messages.

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