After completely new signs were stuck over the top of existing ones, self-driving cars were fooled 100 per cent of the time. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Picture the scene: you’re driving along in your shiny new box on wheels, and letting the car’s electronics take most, if not all, of the strain. The c(...)

Elon Musk: “Claims of a pending AI apocalypse come almost exclusively from the ranks of individuals such as Musk, Hawking, and Bostrom who possess no formal training in the field,” says Ryan Calo of the University of Washington.

Last Saturday tech billionaire and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tweeted a warning that there is “vastly more risk” associated with artificial inte(...)

In 2015, a group of US researchers with an interest in internet user privacy developed a tool to examine Google’s advertisement settings feature, whi(...)

Groupthink: at the time of the banking collapse commentators suggested the presence of the same individuals on multiple boards may have led to a groupthink that stifled critical analysis of economic realities.

Since the banking crisis of 2008 and the subsequent economic collapse, Ireland has done a lot of soul-searching. The blame has been directed at govern(...)

Swaddling infants may increase their risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids) during sleep, an analysis of previous research suggests. Photograph: iStock

Swaddling infants may increase their risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids) during sleep, an analysis of previous research suggests. Overall, ba(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke

The first time Kevin Burke and Liam Ó Maonlaí encountered one another was two years ago on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, where Ó Ma(...)

Crows respond equally to predators and the sight of a dead fellow crow, according to research from the University of Washington

Crows fear death and assess risk by learning from the remains of other crows, according to a recent study in the journal of Animal Behaviour. Researc(...)

President Michael D  Higgins  meets students from Skyline High School  in Sammamish, Washington,  to  watch a game of Gaelic football, which is taught in Skyline’s physical education programme.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

Plans by the United Nations to set up a mechanism to facilitate access to new technology for poorer countries are “inadequate”, President Michael D (...)

Google Glass: the invention’s very public failure points to a bigger question for the web search giant.

Google’s research arm, Google X, is called the company’s Moonshot Factory. One reason the company picked the word “moonshot” was to remind people to t(...)

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)