A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test – The New York Times

Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college.

Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals – The New York Times

A prosthetic voice decodes what the brain intends to say and generates (mostly) understandable speech, no muscle movement needed.

From benevolent AI to bad robots: J.J. Abrams’ “Person of Interest” Team Bringing ‘Westworld’ Adaptation to HBO

J.J. Abrams Bringing ‘Westworld’ Adaptation to HBO | XFINITY TV Blog by Comcast.

The team behind Abrams’ “Person of Interest” series about a benevolent AI is adapting the 1973 movie about bad robots into a series of one-hour episodes.