This Jan. 30, 2018 photo provided by the German Aerospace Center shows the “Cimon” (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) robot during a communications test at the ESA European Astronaut Center in Cologne-Porz, Germany. The round, artificial intelligence robot is part of SpaceX’s latest delivery to the International Space Station. Liftoff is […]

Christoph Salge at New York University’s Game Innovation Lab. SASHA MASLOV/QUANTA MAGAZINE ISAAC ASIMOV’S FAMOUS Three Laws of Robotics—constraints on the behavior of androids and automatons meant to ensure the safety of humans—were also famously incomplete. The laws, which first appeared in his 1942 short story “Runaround” and again in classic […]

Citizen Sophia. Flickr/AI for GOOD Global Summit, CC BY I was surprised to hear that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement last week followed the Kingdom’s commitment of US$500 billion to build a new city powered by robotics and renewables. One of the most honourable concepts […]