In the 1970s, the late mathematician Paul Cohen, the only person to ever win a Fields Medal for work in mathematical logic, reportedly made a sweeping prediction that continues to excite and irritate mathematicians — that “at some unspecified future time, mathematicians would be replaced by computers.” Cohen, legendary for his daring methods in set theory, …

Artificial intelligence seems to be making enormous advances. It has become the key technology behind self-driving cars, automatic translation systems, speech and textual analysis, image processing and all kinds of diagnosis and recognition systems. In many cases, AI can surpass the best human performance levels at specific tasks. We are witnessing the emergence of a …

Computer graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. said today the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking is using its accelerated computing platforms and architecture to build four new supercomputers that will propel Europe to the forefront of supercomputing research. EuroHPC is a joint collaboration among governments and the European Union aimed at building one of the world’s most advanced supercomputing …

Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) startup BlackSwan Technologies has raised $28m in a Series A funding round. The Israel-based company said it will use the capital injection to fund new hires, develop new AI applications and drive growth. Investors Prytek, FinTLV and MS&AD Ventures led the funding round. BlackSwan Technologies also announced the wider launch of …

I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. I am a micro-robot in that respect. I know that my brain is not a “feeling brain”. But it is capable of making rational, logical decisions. I taught myself everything I know just by reading …

One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.” These are the opening words of the short book On Bullshit, written by the philosopher Harry Frankfurt. Fifteen years after the publication of this surprise bestseller, the rapid progress of research on artificial intelligence is forcing us to reconsider our …

The age of the driverless taxi has arrived – at least in parts of Phoenix, Arizona. Self-driving car company Waymo, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced its autonomous vehicles are now available to the general public (or at least paying customers). The service is only available in a limited area for now, both because …

An investigative journalist receives a video from an anonymous whistleblower. It shows a candidate for president admitting to illegal activity. But is this video real? If so, it would be huge news – the scoop of a lifetime – and could completely turn around the upcoming elections. But the journalist runs the video through a …

Annual report measures how fast the digital transformation is going in 63 countries and scores each one on knowledge, tech, and future readiness. The US held onto its top spot in a global ranking of digital competitiveness thanks to access to capital and an emphasis on robotics. Singapore also stayed in the No. 2 spot …

California has the most job opportunities for entry-level positions as well as for remote workers. But you might have better luck in Virginia. California is the best place for anyone who wants to work in artificial intelligence (AI). The state has the most job postings overall as well as the most options for remote workers …