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 you,… » 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 the… » 1/24/14 5:30pm 1/24/14 5:30pm

Can You Beat A Computer At One Of The World's Oldest Games?

As the world continues its love affair with Watson. the Jeopardy champion computer, The New York Times creates a simple online game that demonstrates how an artificial intelligence can outsmart a human at a slightly simpler game. » 3/07/11 2:00pm 3/07/11 2:00pm

So what does this Rock, Paper, Scissors robot teach us? Even a game that…

The 10 goofiest computer hacking scenes in cinema history

Computer hacking isn't really a spectator sport, so movies will embellish hacking scenes with funky visuals, inane jargon, and supercomputers that run on magic and prayer. Here are 10 of the most awesomely groanworthy hacking scenes. » 9/20/10 10:18pm 9/20/10 10:18pm