​Amoebas Are Still More Intelligent Than Our Most Powerful Computers

If you're one of those people who believe the singularity is imminent, you might want to pack a lunch. Our machines just aren't that smart, says Alva Noë, a philosopher at the University of California at Berkeley. What we call artificial intelligence is actually best described as pseudo-intelligence. » 11/24/14 7:20am 11/24/14 7:20am

IBM Will Use Watson To Battle Brain Cancer

No longer content with dominating at Jeopardy and serving up gourmet fusion dishes from food trucks, IBM's Watson will soon commit its supercomputer powers to fighting cancer. The goal: See whether Watson can use patient's genomic data to recommend treatments for glioblastoma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. » 3/22/14 9:48am 3/22/14 9:48am

IBM's Watson computer has parts of its memory cleared after developing…

It all started a couple of years ago when IBM's Watson, the computer voted most likely to destroy us when the technological Singularity strikes, was given access to the Urban Dictionary. In an attempt to help Watson learn slang — and thus be more amenable to conversational language — the machine subsequently picked… » 1/11/13 1:32pm 1/11/13 1:32pm