Most Americans Uncomfortable With Self-Driving Cars, Survey Finds

Over half the respondents to a Northeastern University/Gallup survey also said they are unlikely to regularly use the technology.

Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

That’s what a new study from Uber’s self-driving-truck team says, and a variety of trucking experts think they might be right.

Robots Want to Help You Buy a House

Algorithms still have work to do when it comes to earning trust, though.

At Amazon's New Checkout-Free Store, Shopping Feels Like Shoplifting

Customers can walk in, grab what they want, and walk out—all while being monitored by a sophisticated system of cameras.

Russian Twitterbots Are Blaming the US Shutdown on Democrats

In the last 48 hours, Russia-linked Twitter accounts tweeted #schumershutdown more than any other hashtag.

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

3 Steps to Successful Bot Management

Bots drive plenty of online traffic and agencies need to figure out how to deal with them.

Report: Post Offices Should Automate Pen-and-Paper Safety Checks

Automating compliance checklists could save time and result in better data, the Postal Service inspector general found.

Why Intelligent Automation Is Critical for the Future of Government

Leaders should keep in mind that IA can mean jarring changes for their agencies.

How the Grinch Bots Stole Christmas

It’s a Christmas tale for our time: Cyber nerds using high-tech software to buy a slew of baby-monkey robots and holding them ransom for thousands of dollars.

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.

Silicon Valley Is Flipping Elections in its Spare Time

It’s not anything your average venture-backed startup wouldn’t do, but it’s virtually unheard of for local politicians.

Ninety Percent of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

Facebook Failed to Make Good on a Promise Because it Has Too Much Faith in Its Tech

Facebook's advertising business brings in the vast majority of the company’s billions of dollars in revenue every quarter.