Patrick Stewart Predicts Humanity's Future

Patrick Stewart's been busy. Starring in movies like X-Men? Check. Broadway? Sure, why not. Palling around the planet with perennial BFF Ian McKellen? Absolutely. But once upon a time he was Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a role that's become all the more relevant with lines beginning to… » 4/29/14 9:10pm 4/29/14 9:10pm

Maybe We Can't Handle Smart Enemies In Our Games

In an ideal world, video games are advanced enough to give us "smart" enemies—you know, the type of foes that provide a meaningful challenge because they use actual tactics. "Dumb" AI, by contrast, is often critiqued and made fun of—most players have head-shaking stories about a game with enemies that run straight at… » 3/12/14 1:30pm 3/12/14 1:30pm

Why Seth Rogen Would Be A Worse AI Companion Than Scarlett Johansson

In Spike Jonze's film "Her," anyone can buy operating systems that come equipped with artificial intelligence—and this AI is usually so amicable that it's not uncommon for people to fall in love with their AIs. But if an AI developed the personality of Seth Rogen, like in this video by Paul Gale Comedy? It would be… » 1/24/14 5:30pm 1/24/14 5:30pm