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24th February 2020

Artificial intelligence creates new antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. It can kill some of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria – including strains that are resistant to all existing antibiotics.

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17th February 2020

AI-developed drug could treat OCD

A new drug created with artificial intelligence (AI) to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will be entering human clinical trials for the first time.

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11th February 2020

5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles approved by U.S. regulators

The U.S. Department of Transport has given permission for Nuro Inc. to deploy up to 5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles across the country.

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14th January 2020

World's first "living robots"

Scientists have taken living cells scraped from frog embryos and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny "xenobots" can move around and even heal themselves if damaged.

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7th January 2020

Deep Genomics raises $40 million in series B financing

Deep Genomics – a leading artificial intelligence (AI) therapeutics company – has announced the closing of its Series B round with $40 million in new investment.

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27th December 2019

Volkswagen accelerates production of electric cars

Volkswagen will achieve its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned – turning out a million battery-powered cars by 2023, instead of 2025. The company has also presented a future concept for autonomous charging via mobile robots.

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16th December 2019

Military drones armed with machine guns

Turkey will become the first country in the world to deploy a drone equipped with a high precision machine gun.

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11th December 2019

First cross-country commercial freight run by a self-driving truck

Plus.ai has announced its first coast-to-coast commercial freight run, in collaboration with food company Land O'Lakes.

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18th October 2019

Autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic next year

Marine researchers are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic in 2020, on the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage.

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15th October 2019

Agility Robotics reveals upgraded Digit walking robot

Agility Robotics is developing highly capable bipedal robots for a range of different uses. The company has just revealed the latest iteration of its 'Digit' robot.

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7th October 2019

Autonomous garbage can to debut in 2020

The "SmartCan" is a motorised garbage can attachment and mobile app that autonomously brings trash to the curb and returns the garbage can to its base once emptied.

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6th October 2019

Bank employs AI-powered "digital DNA human"

Bank ABC has announced the launch of "Fatema" – a fully autonomous AI personality that will assist customers online.

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30th September 2019

AI identifies genes linked to heart failure

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse MRI images could pave the way to earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and to the development of new treatments.

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25th September 2019

AI-discovered therapy announced by Deep Genomics

Canadian company Deep Genomics has announced that its AI-based drug discovery platform has identified both a target and drug candidate for Wilson's disease.

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18th September 2019

Robotic farming company raises $14.5m in funding

FarmWise, a robotic farming company, is developing AI software and high-precision automation to cleanly pick weeds from fields and eliminate the need for harmful chemical inputs.

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7th September 2019

AI creates new drug compounds in just 21 days

Insilico Medicine reports the creation, via artificial intelligence, of six new drug compounds in 21 days, with a lead candidate tested and showing positive results in mice.

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26th August 2019

Robot restaurant opens in southern India

A new restaurant has opened in the southern Indian city of Bangalore where customers are served by a team of robots.

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20th August 2019

The first trillion transistor chip

Cerebras Systems, a California-based startup dedicated to accelerating AI computing speeds, has unveiled the largest chip ever built.

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25th July 2019

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI

A multi-year partnership, which includes an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI can use to create new AI technologies and accelerate progress towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

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