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Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics

  • As we all know, software and artificial intelligence is going to run the world and make all the decisions on our behalf, probably starting from a week next Tuesday. Downtime has long felt it is our ...

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    End of the Piers humour

    Ryan Priest 22 Jun 2017

    It’s been over a year since US robotics designer David Hanson made Sophia an internet phenomenon with a video in which he accidentally prompts her to agree to destroy all humans. The UK got a ...

  • The impact that bad-bots are having on financial services organisations and how they can be mitigated is covered in Quocirca’s latest e-book in its Cyber-Security Threat Series.

  • Inspect-a-Gadget heads to London Tech Week to meet UMA, a conversational AI chatbot for the workplace. “It’s good to talk,” assured Bob Hoskins in the famous ’90s ads. The campaign - credited with ...

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    AlphaGo stick t'kettle on

    Ryan Priest 25 May 2017

    The world’s number one player of strategy board game Go has been beaten by Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI). Imagine the hours Ke Jie must have dedicated to playing Go, a ...

  • Elon Musk’s recent penchant for an Instagram selfie has sent some of tech’s more skittish observers twitching in their seats. The business magnate has his fingers in more pies than Little Jack ...

  • In Singapore, where labour is scarce and expensive, automating work processes to improve our productivity and free up time for higher-value work seems like a no-brainer. Yet, it is only in recent ...

  • In the science fiction drama series Humans, Laura feels displaced by Anita, a humanoid robot known as a synth that was bought by her husband to help with the household chores. Imbued with ...

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