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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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21st July 2019

Elon Musk plans brain–machine interface to upgrade humans

This week, Elon Musk's company Neuralink applied to U.S. regulators to begin trials of a new brain enhancement technology, which could be tested on human volunteers from 2020.

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8th July 2019

An automatic landing system for small aircraft

German researchers have created an onboard, automatic landing system for small aircraft. This can function without the need for any technology on the ground, and could lead to a new era of safer, autonomous flight.

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5th July 2019

Breakthrough achieved with non-invasive brain-computer interface

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated the first non-invasive, mind-controlled robotic arm with smooth and continuous control.

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3rd July 2019

California company raises $35m for security robots

Cobalt Robotics, which builds indoor autonomous robots to make security and facility operations more effective, has just announced the completion of $35 million in Series B financing.

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10th June 2019

Ocado to invest £17m in vertical farming

One of the world's largest online-only food retailers today announced a venture to develop new vertical farming systems for clients around the world.

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5th June 2019

IKEA to sell "robotic furniture" in 2020

Swedish furniture maker IKEA has announced a partnership with American startup Ori, to develop a line of "robotic furniture" that allows people to "create their dream homes in small spaces."

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3rd June 2019

World's first raspberry-picking robot to debut in 2020

A new robotic fruit-picking system will outpace humans when a commercial version launches next year.

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25th May 2019

Mona Lisa brought to life by AI

Samsung's AI research laboratory has used deepfake technology to animate one of the world's most famous paintings, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

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22nd May 2019

Self-driving trucks to begin carrying U.S. mail

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced yesterday that the United States Postal Service has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles.

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16th May 2019

Homai Sapiens: Facing Up to Our Extinction

A guest piece by author Marcus van der Erve, PhD.

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4th May 2019

AI generates entire photorealistic people

A new AI system can smoothly and automatically generate high-quality images of entire virtual people.

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27th April 2019

First drone delivery company gains approval in the U.S.

A Google/Alphabet offshoot company, Wing Aviation, has become the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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25th April 2019

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

New technology developed at the University of California San Francisco is a stepping-stone to a "neural speech prosthesis", researchers say.

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2nd April 2019

Handle robot reimagined for logistics

Boston Dynamics has revealed a modified version of its "Handle" robot, which can now perform warehouse operations autonomously.

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10th March 2019

Micro robots can be injected through hypodermic needle

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through a needle.

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9th March 2019

Robot museum, built by robots, to open in 2022

Turkish architects have won a competition to design a new robot-themed museum in Seoul, South Korea.

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27th February 2019

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx Corp. has today announced the "SameDay Bot" – an autonomous delivery service, designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.

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16th February 2019

The future of robots and artificial intelligence

Robots and AI bring exciting opportunities to industries, promising to make our future more automated and efficient.

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14th February 2019

Artificial Intelligence could help to foil online dating scams

Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds.

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12th February 2019

Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn

Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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2nd February 2019

Game-playing AI is 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind

A new AI, trained to play a 1980s video game, is reported to be 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind and able to finish the game.

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1st February 2019

36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation

A report by the Brookings Institution concludes that 36 million Americans – nearly 25% of the total workforce – hold jobs with a potential for "high exposure" to automation.

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1st February 2019

Robot learns to play Jenga

A new robot developed by MIT engineers is capable of playing Jenga – a game in which players take turns removing one piece at a time from a tower of 54 wooden blocks.

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31st January 2019

Car-towing robots planned for UK airport

A three-month trial of autonomous robotic valets is set to begin at Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport.

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30th January 2019

Brain signals converted directly into speech

In a scientific first, neuroengineers from Columbia University have developed a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognisable speech.

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25th January 2019

AI dramatically cuts time to process chest X-rays

A new algorithm could help to clear a backlog of chest radiographs, by cutting the time required for an expert analysis from 11 days to less than three.

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18th January 2019

New study shows smoking accelerates aging

Researchers have used AI to show that smoking accelerates aging.

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7th December 2018

AI can solve CAPTCHA tests in under 0.05 seconds

Researchers have created a new algorithm, based on deep learning, which is able to solve text-based CAPTCHA tests in less than 0.05 seconds.

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4th December 2018

Walmart to deploy cleaning robots

Retail giant Walmart plans to deploy up to 360 autonomous cleaning robots by the end of January 2019.

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21st November 2018

World's first TV advert scripted entirely by AI

Luxury carmaker Lexus has used IBM's Watson to create the first TV advert scripted entirely by artificial intelligence.

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