Why robots need to be able to say ‘No’

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first glance, you might think […]

Why Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon

In the last week, Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game for mobile phones, has taken off. Daily traffic for the game exceeded Twitter and Facebook use. What is driving this […]

Are We Smart Enough To Control AI?

Maybe the right way to master artificial intelligence isn’t through the markets, but through open collaboration, pure research, and … (shudder) our governments One of the most intriguing public discussions to […]

Engineering’s unexpected and microscopic beauty

Day-to-day, engineering is steel girders and concrete. But at the microscopic level it reveals its beauty. We all know engineering is useful, functional, even ingenious. But the engineering photography competition […]

Why doing good can do you good

We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know for sure? The best way to […]