Artificial intelligence: Will robots ever rule the world?

Round-up: Cyborgs, driverless cars and The Terminator
Written by silicon.com staff, Contributor

Round-up: Cyborgs, driverless cars and The Terminator

Back in the 1950s, pioneering scientists in the field of AI defined it as the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if they were done by humans. What has the term come to mean today? Has the Turing Test - where a machine fools someone into believing it's human - been accomplished?

Through interviews with AI experts and professors including Sheffield University's Noel Sharkey and the University of Reading's Kevin Warwick, this series of articles by silicon.com's Natasha Lomas delves into the subject of artificial intelligence.

The series addresses questions such as are robots the future of the human race? How will society cope if cyborgs are to live alongside people? And when did our fascination with robots begin?

Video: Artificial intelligence: Noel Sharkey on the inexorable rise of robots
Sheffield University's professor of robotics and AI discusses our fascination with autonomous machines...

Cheat Sheet: Artificial intelligence
AI is already all around us: but when is your PC going to be smarter than you?

Video: Artificial intelligence: Is the cyborg the future of the human race?
What will happen once we pass through The Singularity?

Artificial intelligence: The robots are coming but are we ready for them?
Developments in the field of robotics are accelerating us towards a bio-mechanical future. But if robots are to plug safely into society, we must start thinking about the rules of interaction today

Video: Artificial intelligence: Will machines ever out-think us?
Professors Noel Sharkey and Kevin Warwick discuss what AI is, and what it might become...

Artificial intelligence: Ex-cyborg Kevin Warwick on mixing man and machine
Video: How can technology help the human race upgrade?

Artificial intelligence: 55 years of research later - and where is AI now?
The world has come a long way since 1955 but has AI? What are AI researchers and their machine learning systems up to these days? And will there ever be a truly intelligent machine?

Artificial intelligence: How advanced will AI be in 2100?
As good as the human brain - or part of it?

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