We Should Raise AIs Like Parents, Not Programmers—Or They’ll Turn Into Terrible Toddlers

At its core, creating a safe AI is not that different than raising a decent human.

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams.

Mitt Romney Is the Latest Political Target of Russian Trolls and Bots

Social media activity linked to Russia has increased massively

How the Grinch Bots Stole Christmas

It’s a Christmas tale for our time: Cyber nerds using high-tech software to buy a slew of baby-monkey robots and holding them ransom for thousands of dollars.

Ninety Percent of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

A Breakthrough in Soft Robot Muscles, Funded by the Military

Future military robots may come in softer, more cuddly, and stranger forms.

AI Might Give You a Personal Assistant Instead of Taking Your Job

We’ve arguably never been busier—and more in need of some assistance.

Russia to the United Nations: Don’t Try to Stop Us From Building Killer Robots

UN efforts to limit or regulate military AI may be failing before they even begin.

Homeland Security Has A Plan To Fight Zombie Devices

The report urges more public-private cooperation on botnet takedowns and more and better cyber standards.

What Will Our Lives Be Like as Cyborgs?

A case for embracing the “augmentation” of human minds and bodies

There’s Now a Robot You Can Eat

Researchers hope that one day these bots could 'repair us from the inside'

These 'Robocops' Can Detect Weapons

Spot them on patrol at the mall and airport.

NASA Robot Trains for the Dark Side of the Moon

Learning to see in the darkened environment will take work.

US Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

Tomorrow’s operations will be shaped by automated analysis of the world’s open-source data, says the service’s chief of staff.