The Robots Who Could Save Our Lives

Could the right robot help prevent catastrophes like nuclear meltdown, or provide emergency relief in the wake of such disasters, able to traverse terrain, retrieve supplies, or shut off valves where no human could safely go? That’s the question posed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and part of the Continue Reading

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Is Your Personal Chef

IBM’s Watson, the supercomputer that has competed against human contestants on Jeopardy, has partnered with Bon Appétit to offers its services as your new personal chef. The Atlantic visited the BA Test Kitchen for a demonstration of how Chef Watson uses cognitive cooking technology, drawing from Bon Appétit’s massive recipe database, to help you Continue Reading