It’s not like the movies: understanding the future of artificial intelligence

The future of artificial intelligence is more practical than science fiction By Kennedy Lamb “Smilebot, make me smile.” The machine process the command and decides that the most efficient way to make you smile is to tell a joke. You smile at first, but soon enough you are no longer unamused. Smilebot then decides to… Continue reading It’s not like the movies: understanding the future of artificial intelligence

Cronin’s lifelong love of mantis shrimp

Senior scientist makes a life’s work investigating visual ecology By Kennedy Lamb Typing away on his computer, Thomas Cronin, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County,  writes an email to a colleague in Australia about new findings of peculiar color vision of mantis shrimp. He turns away for a moment, coffee cup in… Continue reading Cronin’s lifelong love of mantis shrimp