Machines have been outperforming the human brain for a while now. Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov, Watson vs. Ken Jennings, Siri vs. my hungover inability to operate technology. Now IBM's Blue Gene is trying to not just outperform, but simulate the whole damn human brain. It's 4.5 percent of the way there.
When the robot revolution comes, you'll want our future overlords to be certain which side you're on. That's why you'll want to wear one of these awesome pro-droid tees from two different indie t-shirt makers.
A super-advanced female android is almost ready to awaken: she just needs a flesh-and-blood woman to have sex near her, so she can absorb the female energy. Or something. Luckily, her dorky brother android gets laid nearby, in this clip.
We're bound to spawn computers smarter than us in the next ninety years or so. So we may as well start hoping they have our best interests at heart, says Wake author Robert J. Sawyer.
Toshiba's new household robot, the ApriAttenda, may have a humiliatingly cute cartoon face, but its robot brain plots murder. Its three-fingered hands long to shred your flesh, while its palm-cameras record every detail. Gallery below.