Matthew Hutson

All Stories by Matthew Hutson

  1. Artificial Intelligence

    Soccer-playing robots show how nimble AI-powered machines can be

    Being controlled by reinforcement learning — a type of AI — helps robots navigate tough terrain. This could bring computer smarts to the real world.

  2. Artificial Intelligence

    AI learned how to influence humans by watching a video game

    New research used the game Overcooked to show how AI can learn to collaborate with — or manipulate — us.

  3. Psychology

    Searching for better, cooler friends might backfire

    When people try to find the best possible people to hang out with, they become less happy in life, a new study finds.