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13th November 2022

Major housing development to be 3D-printed

Work has started on the first large-scale community of 3D-printed homes in the United States, with reservations to be available in 2023.

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11th October 2022

Chinese drone carries machine gun-armed robot dog

Kestrel Defence, a Chinese defence contractor, has released footage of a combined drone and robotic system that could be appearing on the battlefield in the near future.

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2nd October 2022

Smart microrobots walk autonomously

Researchers have installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are just 100 to 250 micrometres in size, so the tiny machines can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.

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29th July 2022

AI visualises every protein known to science

DeepMind's AlphaFold program has uncovered the structures of more than 200 million proteins – essentially all of those known to science.

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14th July 2022

An open-access, multilingual AI

A new language model similar in scale to GPT-3 is being made freely available and could help to democratise access to artificial intelligence.

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14th June 2022

Google engineer believes chatbot AI is sentient

A senior software engineer at Google has been placed on paid leave after claiming that one of its AI programs might have feelings and emotions.

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8th June 2022

First ocean crossing by autonomous cargo ship

Avikus – a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate HD Hyundai – has conducted the autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to do so.

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31st May 2022

Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century

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31st May 2022

Walmart expands drone delivery service

Retail giant Walmart is bringing the convenience of drone delivery to 4 million households, in partnership with DroneUp.

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28th May 2022

World's smallest remote-controlled walking robot

The world's smallest remote-controlled walking robot, measuring just half a millimetre wide, has been demonstrated by Northwestern University. Its potential applications include the clearing of blocked arteries.

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5th May 2022

Jack in the Box to trial robots for kitchen work

Jack in the Box has become the latest American food chain to experiment with automation, as it seeks to handle staffing challenges and improve the efficiency of its service.

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26th March 2022

Robot peels banana with deep learning

Researchers in Japan have developed a new machine learning system for a two-armed robot – enabling it to identify, pick up, and peel a banana.

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15th March 2022

AI voices include subtleties of speech

London-based company Sonantic has developed artificial voices that include subtle emotions and non-speech sounds.

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13th March 2022

"Ultra-intelligence" computer planned for 2024

AI chipmaker Graphcore has announced a project called The Good Computer. This will be capable of handling neural network models with 500 trillion parameters. The company also revealed a new 3D chip, called "Bow".

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