TechCrunch: Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future

Jamie Metzl Contributor More posts by this contributor Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement If it feels like technological change is happening faster…

TechCrunch: Diving into Google Cloud Next and the future of the cloud ecosystem

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller offered up their analysis on the major announcements that came…

TechCrunch: Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics. More posts by this contributor A new hope: AI…

[Infographic] AI – Science Fiction to Science Fact

If you’re a science fiction fan, the idea of robots or computers being able to think for themselves is one you’re used to. From Twiki, Buck Roger’s trusty sidekick, to Commander Data, an essential part of the Enterprise crew, we’ve…

TechCrunch: Google pulls the plug on AI council that included Heritage Foundation leader

Google has abandoned an advisory board on ethics in AI after critics questioned the inclusion of Kay Coles James, leader of the right-wing think tank the Heritage Foundation, on the 8-person panel. Google employees and thousands more concerned people called…