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18th July 2018

Leading AI companies and researchers pledge to not develop lethal autonomous weapons

More than 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.

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27th June 2018

Weed-killing robot uses 20 times less herbicide

Following pilot projects, along with key R&D milestones, a new automated farming project has successfully raised the funds it needs for European market entry.

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24th June 2018

Benefits of sex robots remain unproven

There is little or no evidence that sex robots could provide health or other societal benefits, according to a report published by the BMJ. In the future, these machines could actually worsen sexual violence and other problems.

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21st June 2018

Brain scan algorithm is 1,000 times faster

MIT has published details of "VoxelMorph", a new machine-learning algorithm, which is over 1,000 times faster at registering brain scans and other 3-D images.

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19th May 2018

1,000 drones to provide real-time global coverage of the world's oceans

By 2022, a California-based company plans to deploy a vast fleet of autonomous marine vehicles, with the aim of exponentially improving data on the world's oceans.

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15th May 2018

AI will triple in value globally by 2022

The business value of artificial intelligence (AI) will more than triple globally by 2022, according to a new report from industry analysts Gartner.

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11th May 2018

Atlas humanoid robot is now running

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has further improved its humanoid robot, Atlas. The latest version of the machine is now faster and more agile – able to run outside and jump over obstacles.

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9th May 2018

AI makes phone calls on your behalf

Google has revealed a new virtual assistant, known as Duplex, which can impersonate a human and conduct seamless conversations by phone.

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4th May 2018

AI outperforms humans in diagnosing heart failure and cancers

Deep learning programs at a diagnostic imaging lab in Cleveland, USA, now routinely defeat their human counterparts in diagnosing heart failure, detecting various cancers and predicting their strength.

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