Sci Fi

Before Hollywood Ruins Them: 17 Sci-Fi And Supernatural Scripts On The 2014 Black List

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This year's Black List, ranking executives' favorite screenplays of the year, is out now. Here are 17 that are relevant to our interests.

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Facebook Is Developing A Robot To Keep You From Acting Like An Idiot On Facebook

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Facebook is a litany of atrocity tourism, but thanks to AI, soon they may strip out all the fun stuff.

Robots

Robots May Drive Lawyers To Extinction By 2030

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"But first, let's kill all the lawyers" is advice robots appear to have taken to heart.

Sci Fi

‘Ex Machina’ Turns The Turing Test Into The Most Creepy-Sexy Thing Possible

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The writer of '28 Days Later' and 'Dredd' tells a tale of a sexy robot in his directorial debut.

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never Kill Us All

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Ethical concerns about AI boil down to "The machines will kill us all!" But that will never actually happen: Here's why.

TURING TEST

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Turing Test, And Why It’s Important

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A chatbot has passed the Turing Test... but what does that actually mean? Here's an explanation for non-nerds.

TRANSCENDENCE

Stephen Hawking Is Not The Biggest Fan Of Artificial Intelligence

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Stephen Hawking wrote up a piece for The Independent about the film 'Transcendence' and our real world future with artificial intelligence.

TIME TRAVEL

Before Hollywood Ruins Them: 14 Sci-Fi and Supernatural Scripts On The 2013 Black List

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This year's Black List, a ranking of executives' favorite screenplays of the year, is out now. Here are 14 that are relevant to our interests.

TURING TEST

Surprisingly Compelling: Two Chatbots Arguing With Each Other

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The 2011 Loebner Prize Competition in Artificial Intelligence is taking place in a couple months, with prizes being awarded to chat programs able to convince two or more judges that they're talking to one of the human contestants.

Virtual Reality

Seven Technologies That Are Going to Kill Us All

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Across the centuries, many things have been predicted to end the world.

Watson

Computer To Face Ultimate Nerd Challenge: Jeopardy

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It looks like scientists have finally designed a computer that can beat nerds at their own game.


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