Most discussions about artificial intelligence are characterised by hyperbole and hysteria. This could end up turning people against AI research, bringing significant progress in the technology to a halt.
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It’s embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe.
Astronomers strive to observe the universe via ever-more advanced techniques. Whenever researchers invent a new method, unprecedented information is collected, and people’s understanding of the cosmos deepens
Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me in his studies, who was unsteady on his feet and spoke with great difficulty. This was
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist and black-hole theorist who brought science to a mass audience with the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, has died. He was 76 Hawking died peacefully at his home in
It takes a bold person to declare that interstellar travel is now within our grasp. Physicist Stephen Hawking has shown that he is just that, taking part in the Breakthrough Starshot initiative. The project has announced a US$100m research programme to investigate the technology
It’s an ambitious plan to launch a series of micro-spaceships to our stellar neighbours, but that’s what Russian billionaire Yuri Miller has announced this week. The US$100m Breakthrough Starshot project aims to send the probes out at speeds up to about one fifth the speed of
Imagine it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re sitting in a restaurant across the table from your significant other, about to start a romantic dinner. As you gaze into each other’s eyes, you wonder
On 21 December, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a rocket and returning it to a safe landing on Earth. It’s also the day that SpaceX founder Elon Musk was nominated for a Luddite Award. The nomination came as part of a campaign by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
The famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will take over from us. The British scientist made the claim during a wide-ranging interview with the BBC. Hawking has the motor neurone