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26th November 2021

World's first autonomous, all-electric container ship

The world's first electric and self-propelled container ship – the MV Yara Birkeland – has undertaken its maiden voyage in the Oslo Fjord.

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25th November 2021

Starbucks opens first cashierless store

Starbucks has become the latest retail chain to implement cashierless technology, providing its customers with a faster and more convenient store experience.

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2nd November 2021

AI provides fast, accurate diagnosis of heart failure

A new algorithm created by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, has learned to identify subtle changes in electrocardiograms (ECGs) to predict whether a patient is developing heart failure.

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19th October 2021

Tesco opens new checkout-free store

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket, has today opened its first checkout-free store in central London, giving customers the opportunity to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout.

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9th October 2021

Bipedal robot can ride a skateboard and walk a slackline

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble and capable of complex movements.

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8th October 2021

Intel launches 2nd generation neuromorphic chip

Intel has introduced Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip – featuring eight times the computational neurons compared to the earlier Loihi 1.

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16th September 2021

Co-op to expand use of robots

Co-op Food today announced a partnership with Amazon Prime, enabling same-day grocery deliveries, while also expanding the use of robots from 200 to 500 units.

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25th August 2021

World's first brain-scale AI solution

Cerebras Systems, a California-based developer of semiconductors and AI, has announced a new system that can support models of 120 trillion parameters in a single computer.

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22nd August 2021

Artificial camouflage on a robot chameleon

Researchers have created a new material that instantly reacts to match the colour of its surroundings. This has been demonstrated on the skin of a soft robot – and could one day have military or other uses.

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31st July 2021

DeepMind AI predicts 350,000 protein structures

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind has mapped the structures of 350,000 proteins, and made the data freely available.

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11th July 2021

First robotic pizza restaurant opens in Paris

A new pizzeria, called Pazzi, is being staffed entirely by robots, which can handle everything from order-taking to prepping the dough, to boxing the finished meal.

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11th June 2021

AI outperforms humans in microchip designs

Researchers from Google have reported a new machine learning technique for microchip floorplanning that can outperform human experts.

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1st June 2021

New drone is first to reach Level 4 autonomy

Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in aerial robot systems, has announced the highest documented level of aerial autonomy.

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19th May 2021

AI is thousands of times faster at simulating Universe

With machine learning, astrophysicists can now simulate vast, complex universes in a fraction of the time it takes with conventional methods.

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10th May 2021

AI can now detect sarcasm

Computer science researchers have developed a new AI program that can detect sarcasm in social media.

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27th April 2021

Weed-killing robot is 20 times faster than humans

Carbon Robotics, a Seattle-based developer of autonomous farm technology, has announced its third generation of weed elimination robots.

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16th April 2021

New processor will enable 10 times faster training of AI

NVIDIA has unveiled 'Grace' – its first data centre CPU, which will deliver a 10x performance leap for systems training AI, using energy-efficient ARM cores. The company also revealed plans for a 20 exaflop supercomputer.

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1st April 2021

Concentrated solar to provide carbon-free energy for mining

Rio Tinto, the world's second largest metals and mining corporation, has announced a partnership with Heliogen to explore the use of a breakthrough solar technology for mining operations in California.

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29th March 2021

Autonomous hives could save bee populations

With bees in decline globally, one Israeli company has developed a technological solution that could restore their populations.

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29th March 2021

Boston Dynamics warehouse robot to debut in 2022

Boston Dynamics has revealed its latest creation – a new robot called 'Stretch' that will automate warehouse operations.

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22nd March 2021

Artificial neurons are smaller and more energy efficient

Researchers have developed a new device able to run neural network computations using 100 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware.

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10th February 2021

New versions of the Spot robot

Boston Dynamics, famous for its highly mobile robots, has announced an expanded product line for the agile "Spot".

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