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Dark side of the future

When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 30, 2011

Why Watson Matters

Computers are taking over.Okay, there's no need to sensationalize, but we can't ignore Watson's impact on the relationship between knowledge and technology. You may be...
By Alec Ernest  |  February 17, 2011

Review: Singularity

If you haven't played any shooters for the past few years, Singularity will blow your mind. If you have, you probably won't be impressed — "formulaic" doesn't begin to cover it. Still, in spite of copycatting its competitors, Singularity has its cha
Not so singular
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010
PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil [MP3]

PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil [MP3]

Ray Kurzweil -- the guy who developed the world's first computer speech recognition programs, among about a billion other things -- has some pretty extraordinary...
By Carrie Battan  |  April 30, 2010

Boston clinches spot as Horrible Robot Capital of the World

Boston Dynamics' PETMAN [via Universal Hub]Looks like we drafted our "Creepiest Robots of All Time" list too soon. As if Waltham-based Boston Dynamics hadn't already...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 02, 2009