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What happened with the robots at Facebook?

... ended up taking the human language and developing their own language on top of that apparently, according to the ... Did two artificial intelligences really invent their own language? What happened with the robots at Facebook? ...

A robotic-looking woman's face behind a wall of computer code.

Is AI a threat to humanity?

... than we should, use data that is already biased by our own human biases, and has repercussions for people's ... white. So we are instilling into our A.I. systems our own human biases and these will have effects on people's ...

Tour guide at the Beckley WV Exhibition Coal Mine, showing the kind of safety lamp that replaced canaries as methane detectors.

How do Davy's miners' safety lamps work?

... how do we make these lamps safe?" In fact, you can do your own experiment to show how a Davy lamp works because, if you ...

Paul herrington and Mark Hunt being robotheads at Latitude Festival.

Could machines take over the world?

... enable computers to learn and become intelligent in their own right, could they, potentially, invent a way to see us ...

Using a mobile phone

Are smartphones changing our brains?

... suggests that more than a third of world's population will own a smartphone by 2017. What is in store for this growing ...

Who uses the most electricity?

... to be about 30 pence per weekend. Now his Xbox on its own draws about 160 watts, so that's going to be 24 pence for ...

Robotic woman

Will robots take over the world?

... then if they become clever enough to start writing their own future, I suppose they could. Will robots take over the ...

Why not mount a telescope on the International Space Station?

... if they're moving around. That's why they built their own satellite for the Hubble, independent of the space ...

Could CRISPR be used to fight cancer?

... edit in those precise faults that you do see in people's own genomes and patient's genomes, and really start to see ...

Pacemaker

How does an artifical pacemaker know how fast to beat?

... number of beats being delivered naturally by the heart's own pacemaker, which is called the sino-atrial node. And it ...

Could I construct a dome to cover a whole city?

... much the forces required to make a dome that holds up its own weight. It's all the extra forces like weather, wind, ...

Is new technology altering the structure of our brains?

... now being plugged in from an increasingly young age. My own daughter, at the age of 4, knows how to use YouTube. I ...

Do Underground Bombs Set off Volcanoes?

... and down on the shoreline long enough you will create your own sand volcanoes through the same sort of process. You ...

Jet engine turbine

How does a jet engine get started?

... start it burning, and then once it's going, it's got its own ability to carry itself. Dave - Yeah, pretty much! Also, ...

sound waves

What is Brown Noise?

... be difficult to prevent the same thing happening to your own soldiers were it to have been efficacious. The other ...

Why are fingerprints unique?

... Niamh Nic Daeid, put me through my paces at our very own virtual crime scene where, would you believe it, the ...

Woman speaking on a mobile phone over coffee

What constitutes heavy mobile phone use?

... - We ask the mobile phone companies to stratify on their own data that they have and of course this is commercial ...

A polygraph running on a laptop

Could some people pass a lie detector?

... and again this affects non-verbal behaviour. In one of our own experiments on the general population we taught silent ...

A microwave oven

Could a microwave be used to heat a home?

... 300 watts are disappearing in heat. Secondly, the cost. My own gas boiler at home is 91 percent efficient compared with ...

Will quantum security change online security?

... what's missing is a source of interesting research in its own right. Will quantum security change online security? Will ...

Hole

Why does a hole in a piece of paper correct my poor vision?

... wear glasses is because your eye, the pupil which is your own pinhole in your eye actually is collecting a lot of light ...

Page from a hieroglyph dictionary

What did the Egyptians have against alphabets?

... you could also have hieroglyphs that would stand on their own as an individual object. so you can have a picture a ...

Why do some airlines permit the use of mobile phones?

... on-board the aeroplane which uses the aeroplane's own communication systems to route your call to whatever ...

If you're deaf, what language do you think in?

... This auditory imagery is most likely to reflect their own auditory experience of speech. Deaf people have also ...

How does a white LED work?

... a mixture of colours and if you were to use LEDs on their own you would need 3 LEDs to make white light. Manufacturers ...