Over the past few years DeepMind has been making headlines due to a series of high-profile wins against human players at Go and StarCraft by AlphaGo and AlphaStar respectively.

As DeepMind founder Mustafa Suleyman takes temporary leave, the spotlight swings around on the London-based artificial intelligence company that was a(...)

‘An AI that’s as clever as we are would, presumably, be as good at we are at programming AIs’

“I don’t expect your children to die of old age,” I was told, recently. It took me aback somewhat. Most AI researchers think it’s only a matter of ti(...)

These 23 principles were agreed upon at the recent Beneficial AI 2017 conference at the Future of Life Institute in Boston

A list of 23 principles related to the ethics, research strategies and long-term issues arising from developing artificial intelligence technologies h(...)

A range of business and academic figures defend technological innovation as historically precedented and socially progressive. Photograph: Getty Images

Johann Rupert, head of the powerful Richemont luxury goods company whose brands include Cartier, Piaget and Dunhill, takes a bleak view of how the new(...)

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the board after his fourth match against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Google via Getty Images

South Korean Lee Sedol has won his first match against a computer programme developed by a Google subsidiary in the ancient board game Go, denying a c(...)

The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol (right) was defeated by  AI computer programme AlphaGo, which was built by Google subsidiary DeepMind. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

Google’s AlphaGo computer program on Wednesday won the first of five matches against one of the world’s top players of a complex board game, Go, marki(...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)