Sure, the Oscars made for juicy Sunday-night entertainmentâ€”but where, amid the glittering gowns and flash bulbs, were the geeks? Here's our rundown of the honors the Academy forgot to hand out...
By Gregory MonePosted 03.06.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Last night´s festivities featured the usual rambling acceptance speeches, Harry Winston jewels, outrageously toned celebrity bodies and soaring orchestral background music, but it left us wondering the same thing we wonder every year: Where was the science?
The Issue: Hollywood androids are dysfunctional human wannabes. Real AI researchers are devising something else
By Gregory MonePosted 07.12.2005 at 5:00 pm 0 Comments
Here’s something that engineers designing the next generation of
unmanned combat air vehicles may not have considered: A well-placed lightning strike could rewire the plane’s artificially intelligent (AI) brain, transforming the craft into an enemy of the state bent on destroying a major city. Absurd? Maybe. Good plot for a thriller? Evidently: It’s the source of the action in the new movie Stealth, in which an AI-controlled fighter jet turns evil.