Transcendence Has Some Of The Dumbest Smart People We've Ever Seen

What went wrong with Transcendence? This movie was supposed to be the new science-fiction hotness. An original storyline about artificial intelligence and brain-uploading, the directorial debut of Chris Nolan's cinematographer Wally Pfister, a great cast... and yet, it's getting widely panned. Why did the A.I.… » 4/18/14 1:06pm Yesterday 1:06pm

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

A Minecraft Player Just Created What Could Be The Beginnings of…

My biggest accomplishments in Minecraft so far have been building my dream home (complete with fireplace, library, greenhouse, and swimming pool) and a five-way track switcher that I definitely did not copy off a Youtube video. Redditor AllUpInHyuh, on the other hand, created what he or she is calling "a working… » 3/23/13 7:30pm 3/23/13 7:30pm

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…