Kate Baggaley
at 10:50 AM Feb 24 2017

Today's artificial intelligence is certainly formidable. It can beat world champions at intricate games like chess and Go, or dominate at Jeopardy!. It can interpret heaps of data for us, guide driverless cars, respond to spoken commands, and track down the answers to your internet search queries.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:40 AM Sep 27 2016
Cars // 

Robots, too, can be bad drivers. As the world prepares for the coming future of driverless cars, there are bound to be a few accidents. Launched this summer, a trial of PostBus driverless shuttles in Sion, Switzerland was expected to continue through October 2017. Instead, one of the two shuttles hit a parked van earlier this week, sending the whole trial into a screeching halt.

Samantha Cole
at 09:34 AM Jul 26 2016

We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if AI is to continue its evolution, it'll have to get more convincingly human. Right now, its capacity for emotional depth is seriously lacking.

Xavier Harding
at 10:26 AM May 6 2016
Cars // 

Seems like just yesterday car giant General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft--the ride-sharing service competing with Uber for dominance over your cab experience. Like Google, Tesla, Uber and others, Lyft wants to bring its riders a driverless experience where cars pilot themselves. Now their project, according to the Wall Street Journal, has a launch window: 2017.

Dave Gershgorn
at 08:29 AM Feb 11 2016
Cars // 

The automation of cars has been a long time coming. Mechanized functions like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and even automated parallel parking have been mainstays in modern cars for decades.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:36 AM Feb 10 2016
Robots // 

Who will the courts blame when the first driverless car kills someone? That's “when”, not “if”, as deaths from driverless cars are a near certainty, and the logic behind *who the car decides to kill* is a good introduction to the fascinating and terrifying world of our coming robot future.

Kristen Hall-Geisler
at 13:59 PM Jan 11 2016
Cars // 

The autonomous vehicles of the future and the assisted-driving vehicles of today both rely on a host of sensors and cameras to figure out where they are in the world – and where everybody else is. But while adaptive headlights can move to provide better visibility and sensors can detect objects in all directions, they can't see what's around the next corner.

 
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