Artificial Intelligence in Science Fiction
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Name

Author (Publication Date)

Robert Sheckley (1956)
Philip K. Dick (1968)
Ambrose Bierce (1910)
Amitav Ghosh (1995)
Robert Sheckley (1956)
John Varley (1983)
Philip K. Dick (1981)
Rudy Rucker (1988)
Vernor Vinge (2006)
Arthur C. Clarke (1956)
John Varley (1983)
Bart Kosko (1987)
Larry Niven (1984)
James Blish (1957)
Bruce Sterling (1984)
William Gibson (1984)
Dan Simmons (1989)
Frank Herbert (1977)
Douglas Adams (1979)
Hugo Gernsback (1911)
Philip K. Dick (1965)
Stanislaw Lem (1965)
Douglas Adams (1979)
Arthur C. Clarke (1968)
Roger Zelazny (1976)
Peter Watts (1999)
Greg Bear (1990)
John Varley (1992)
Harry Harrison (1956)
Vernor Vinge (1972)
Hugo Gernsback (1911)
Charles Stross (2005)
William Gibson (1988)
John W. Campbell (1935)
Isaac Asimov (1958)
James Blish (1957)
Marshall Brain (2002)
Greg Bear (2007)
William Tenn (1951)
Gregory Benford (1989)
Robert Heinlein (1966)
Theodore Sturgeon (1941)
Alexander Besher (1994)
Philip K. Dick (1968)
Isaac Asimov (1941)
Greg Bear (1990)
Bart Kosko (1987)
William Gibson (1988)
Philip K. Dick (1968)
Maurice A.  Hugi (1941)
Arthur C. Clarke (1982)
Sid Meier (1999)
Frederik Pohl (1970)
Peter Watts (1999)
Roger Zelazny (1976)
Harry Harrison (1992)
John M. Faucette (1968)
Isaac Asimov (1953)
William Tenn (1951)
Alexander Besher (1994)
William Shatner (1989)
Philip K. Dick (1960)
Jack C. Haldeman (1972)
William Gibson (1984)

Related Science Fiction in the News

Computer Simulates Daydreaming
Perhaps you will dream of HAL, just as I often do.- Arthur C. Clarke, 1982.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 7/19/2013 )
ZenRobotics Sorts Trash With Artificial Intelligence
'They're just plain lifting robots and not too brainy, but good enough to recognize most things they pick up...'- Harry Harrison, 1956.
(re: Harry Harrison, 6/22/2013 )
'Hello, Computer!' Google Now Highlighted at IO13
'Hello, computer!'- Gene Roddenberry, 1986.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 5/16/2013 )
Universal Translator: Google Translate Has 51 Offline Language Packs
He immediately turned the small shining disc of the Language Rectifier on his instrument till the pointer rested on 'French.'- Hugo Gernsback, 1911.
(re: Hugo Gernsback, 3/29/2013 )
AI 'Doctor' System Better Than Human
'But they got him into the autodoc anyway.'- Larry Niven, 1970.
(re: Larry Niven, 2/14/2013 )
Read My Lips - Computer Interprets Human Emotion
Soon, the emotion chip.
(re: Various, 9/10/2012 )
How Smart Should Artificial Intelligences Get?
'...The real smart ones are as smart as the Turing heat lets them get...'
(re: William Gibson, 9/1/2012 )
Lifebrowser Revists Your Past
The Lifebrowser - a rear-view mirror for your life.
(re: Charles Stross, 3/20/2012 )
Siri Dictation For iPad Like Asmiov's 'Transcriber'
'Nobody but some old drips would use key machines...' According to Arkady Darell, anyway (and soon, teenagers everywhere!)
(re: Isaac Asimov, 3/10/2012 )
Majel Voice Recognition - Now Google's Getting Siri-us
See (and hear) the video with excerpts from all of the different 'Majel the computer' voices.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 12/13/2011 )
DARPA Shredder Challenge Won!
In which DARPA creates a 'Who can put Humpty Dumpty back together again' challenge for document mavens.
(re: Vernor Vinge, 12/4/2011 )
Kinect 2 Could Read Lips - Like HAL
Don't talk about disconnecting your Kinect 2 in front of your Kinect 2.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 12/2/2011 )
Computer Knows You're Mad, Chills You Out
Those irritating computerized voice recognition systems may make you less annoyed.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 11/25/2011 )
Interactive Robotic Painting Machine Can Hear You
Like a blind artist, it creates based on what it hears.
(re: William Gibson, 11/21/2011 )
FAST Program AIs Search For Human 'Malintent'
Passive biometric information gathering, also known as covert sampling, is on the rise.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 10/11/2011 )
AI Chatbots Teach English Online
Manga-style online 'chat robots' will help people learn English, 24x7.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 9/17/2011 )
The Infinite Adventure Machine Generates Fairy Tale Plots
Run out of ideas since J.K. Rowling finished the Harry Potter series? Let artificial intelligence help you out.
(re: Stanislaw Lem, 9/8/2011 )
IBM's Neurosynaptic Computing Chips
Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE).
(re: Isaac Asimov, 8/18/2011 )
First DNA-based Artificial Neural Network
Artificial intelligence at a molecular scale.
(re: Greg Bear, 7/24/2011 )
AI Wins At Civilization II By Reading Manual
World domination is so much more satisfying than a nice game of chess.
(re: Iain Banks, 7/13/2011 )
Lovotics Engineers Love Betwixt Humans And Robots
Can there be real feelings of love between humans and robots?
(re: Lester del Rey, 6/30/2011 )
Legal 'e-Discovery' Software Replaces Lawyers
Your virtual counsel will see you now.
(re: David Brin, 3/6/2011 )
Dr. Watson Will See You Soon
Will Watson be the right computer to crack one of the intractable problems in medicine - namely, the failure of expert systems to assist or augment doctors.
(re: Gene Roddenbaerry, 2/23/2011 )
'My Boss Is A Robot' Project Automates Journalism
The end of the free blogging movement is almost here; your robotic overlord is being developed at Carnegie Mellon.
(re: William Gibson, 2/6/2011 )
Virtual Eternity Digital Clones By Intellitar
Prepare for eternity with the Intelligent Avatar Platform. Do it for your children. Do it soon, because you never know.
(re: Various, 10/31/2010 )
NELL Computer Learns To Surf The Web For Facts
This computer spends more time on the Internet than you do.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/5/2010 )
2011 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Announced
Here's your open challenge, world readers. The focus is on artificial intelligence.
(re: Various, 9/15/2010 )
FrontlineSMS Legal Justice Via Cell Phone
These remote lawyer programs are just the start - wait until they come up with a 'virtual counsel'.
(re: David Brin, 9/10/2010 )
Re Google: William Gibson, Read More SF
It turns out that sf writers have imagined Google and Google's future plans rather precisely.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 8/31/2010 )
Google's 'Omega Man' Street View Solution
The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone.
(re: , 8/11/2010 )
Gamers Outperform Algorithms At Competitive Protein Folding
Which would you rather tell people? I played Starcraft all night, or I helped design a new vaccine last night?
(re: Various, 8/4/2010 )
Make Money With Artificial Intelligence
'I've learned not to question the AI.' Advice to take to the bank - or famous last words?
(re: Larry Niven, 8/4/2010 )
Google Seeks Pohl's Joymaker Voice Recognition
In which Google's Vic Gundotra describes the pursuit of the perfect smartphone - which is starting to sound a lot like Frederik Pohl's joymaker.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 6/23/2010 )
And DARPA Shall SMITE The Wicked
Predicting future crime is always a bit tricky - especially when you plan to do it without the usual three precogs.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 5/24/2010 )
SASI Sarcasm Recognition A Really Useful Invention
Better watch what you say around automated voice recognition systems the next time you call customer service.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 5/18/2010 )
Robotic Arm Plays Chess In Our World
It's always fun to watch chess pieces manipulated by software and robotics.
(re: Ambrose Bierce, 4/24/2010 )
Smart Video Cams - DARPA's Mind's Eye
It would be cool to have a sort of video camera robot that could make its own surveillance videos for you. Well, it's been done in sf and done in real life.
(re: Karen Traviss, 3/18/2010 )
Nokia Feel Emotional Recommendation Engine
Is Nokia really this far behind Apple in the cellphone business?
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 2/15/2010 )
Eureqa Artificially Intelligent Computer Scientist
This artificial intelligence program is available for download; it was developed using some of the characteristics of the introspective starfish robot.
(re: Various, 12/7/2009 )
Hopfield Neural Net Helper AIs For Astronauts
Wouldn't it be nice to have a kind of 'helper' AI that could go with you and notice things that you don't?
(re: Robert Forward, 11/3/2009 )
Computer, Heal Thyself - With ClearView
When you can read about an idea fifty years before it's implemented (and in an entertaining story to boot), that's good value.
(re: James Blish, 11/1/2009 )
Emily Howell - The Computer Is The Composer
Updated with new reference! Keep an eye out for the new CD by an artificially intelligent composer named Emily Howell.
(re: William Gibson, 10/5/2009 )
Aroxo Intelligent Agents Negotiate For You
Technology startup ready to put its software agents to work for you.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 8/7/2009 )
Computer Learns Sign Language From TV
Human beings just don't have that many ways to communicate basic (ie, life-sustaining) ideas in ways that are outside the realm of a computer's understanding. Now, another safety barrier falls.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 7/15/2009 )
SHUTi - Automated Online Insomnia Treatment
A recent clinical trial has demonstrated that an automated online system can provide treatment for insomnia that is at least as effective as that provided by human therapists. With video.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 7/8/2009 )
AIs Take DEFCON-Based 'Turing Test'
What kind of money does it take to convince human programmers to vie for the honor of training SkyNet? Five hundred bucks.
(re: John Badham, 6/20/2009 )
Talkie Toaster AI Website - Would You Like Some Toast?
Project seeks to create the obsessive toaster from the Red Dwarf TV series; visit the chatbot site and judge for yourself.
(re: Various, 5/2/2009 )
Robot Helicopters Learn By Watching Experts
Artificial intelligence brings Skynet just that much closer;
(re: Various, 8/31/2008 )
AlterEgo Facial Performance And Emotional AIs
This is just the thing to help computers present a more human face; look at the video, which inspires me to invent the term 'crowd computing.'
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 8/10/2008 )
Polaris Poker AI Defeats Humans, Rakes In $195K
Interesting shift in strategy brings victory to Polaris, the winner in the Man-Machine Poker Competition held in Las Vegas this weekend.
(re: James Blish, 7/8/2008 )
SEMAINE Project For Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) Robots
It looks like these real-life computer scientists are trying to follow in the footsteps of the fictional Dr. Chandra - they're trying to create SAL 9000.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 5/7/2008 )
Smart Goggles Identify, Remember What You See
Interesting prototype system cuts across a variety of science-fictional ideas, among them, an AI that has people working for it - identifying common objects.
(re: Amitav Ghosh, 3/4/2008 )
Frustration-Detection System Patented By Microsoft
I seem to recall an earlier, science-fictional solution to this problem.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 1/4/2008 )
OKAO Vision Lets Machines See You Smile
This remarkable product will help computers understand whether you are happy or not.
(re: Frank Herbert, 9/11/2007 )
DNA-Shaped Dust In Plasma May 'Live'
This new computer simulation shows that it is possible for very life-like structures to evolve in space.
(re: Fred Hoyle, 8/15/2007 )
Google Determined To Provide Joymaker Infrastructure
Google knows that the key to whatever mobile device you buy lies in the back-end computer architecture.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 5/24/2007 )
Web Services Wizard And Frederik Pohl's Joymaker
For better or for worse, Pohl's vision from The Age of the Pussyfoot is coming closer.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 5/6/2007 )
HAL-Buffett 9000 To Make 50 Percent Of Trades By 2010
The computers are taking over at Wall Street firms this year.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 5/5/2007 )
Cybernetic Jellyfish Evolve
Interesting art video and Sterling/Rucker short story come together.
(re: Rudy Rucker/Bruce Sterling, 3/9/2007 )
'Expert System' Found Practicing Law Without License
Court of Appeals confirms earlier court ruling that software was practicing law without a license.
(re: David Brin, 3/5/2007 )
Computerized Lip-Reading Crime Fighters
Interesting project to teach computers how to lip-read automatically.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 2/23/2007 )
Rity - Sobot Longs To Be Near You
This remarkable experiment demonstrates that a computer program can download itself into objects to serve you.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 12/3/2006 )
Animal Controlled Computer Game Plays Pac-Man Vs. Crickets
Humans versus crickets in a Pac-Man style fight to the finish. Who will win?
(re: Orson Scott Card, 7/4/2006 )
Brain Chips With Uniform Self-Organized Neurons
No more puddles of neurons; brain chips are now properly organized.
(re: Peter Watts, 6/23/2006 )
Computers Get 3D View Of World
Remarkable advance makes possible what seemed impractical or undoable just 25 years ago.
(re: Various, 6/19/2006 )
Invention Machine Evolved By Genetic Programming
Artificially intelligent machines design parts for NASA, binoculars and circuit designs. Your so-called creative job is next.
(re: John M. Faucette, 4/19/2006 )
Singularity Summit At Stanford
Must-attend summit at Stanford on the technological Singularity bearing down on all of us like a runaway train.
(re: Vernor Vinge, 4/13/2006 )
Amazon Mechanical Turk - Humans Help Slow Computers
It turns out that there are still a few things that humans are good for, as far as computers are concerned.
(re: Amitav Ghosh, 11/14/2005 )
Robots and Emotion: Tetchy the Turtle Meets HAL-9000
In 2001: A Space Odyssey and in I, Robot, robots had the ability to understand human emotion. Affective Media, based in Scotland, is working on it now.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 12/23/2004 )
Crime-Fighting Computer - The Game's Afoot 24x7
Computer scientists in Chicago have created the Classification System for Serial Criminal Patterns (CSSCP), a computer system that uses pattern-recognition software to sift through case records to find the link (and the perpetrator) connecting differ
(re: Harry Harrison, 12/6/2004 )
Rat Neurons In A Dish Now Playing Flight Simulator
In his 1999 sf novel, Peter Watts wrote about cultured neurons that could fly planes. Now, a University of Florida researcher makes it a reality. Almost.
(re: Peter Watts, 10/25/2004 )
RocketScore Tells You Your SAT Essay Score
You now have an online teacher and evaluator - RocketScore, the artificially intelligent grader that provides a prediction of the score your essay will get on the SAT.
(re: James Blish, 10/18/2004 )
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control implemented in just one out of five cars could significantly improve highway safety and reduce traffic jams, according to a recent study by a University of Michigan physicist.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/2/2004 )
Chess Computer Ties Kasparov
Gary Kasparov, the world's number one chess player, has drawn X3D Fritz, the chess playing supercomputer. Fritz succeeded in beating rival Deep Blue, which had defeated Kasparov in 1997.
(re: Ambrose Bierce, 11/19/2003 )
Speech Recognition Algorithms Improve
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have created a new formula that improves upon the Good-Turing algorythm and may lead to better quality speech recognition.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 10/21/2003 )

 

 

 

 

 

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