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John Hancock: Fitness tracking compulsory for all life insurance policies

North American life insurance provider John Hancock is to link all of its life insurance policies to holders’ fitness trackers, in what it claims...

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Renault unveils autonomous concierge concept for last mile delivery

French automotive giant Renault has unveiled the EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept that could provide a modular, last-mile option for logistics operators. Renault launched the...

Finance & Insurance

World banking report: Banks challenged by tech alternatives

UPDATED As customers of high street banks NatWest and RBS in the UK found themselves unable to bank online or from their mobiles on...


Electric transport: Lucid takes on Tesla with $1 billion Saudi investment

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has committed $1 billion to electric vehicle maker and Tesla challenger, Lucid Motors. The investment follows Elon Musk’s decision...


Water + sunlight + algae = infinite energy, claims Cambridge research

Researchers from the University of Cambridge claim to have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen at scale using just sunlight and biological enzymes,...


Nvidia A.I. generates synthetic MRIs to train medical diagnostic systems

Researchers have developed a deep learning system that can create artificial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to use in the training of AI diagnostic...

IoT & Edge Technology

Retail IoT: Amazon to open 3,000 checkout-free stores | Sector analysis

Amazon is reportedly considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashier-less convenience stores worldwide. The concept could see the retail...

Data & AI

IBM Watson launches bias detection system for popular A.I. platforms

Cognitive services giant IBM has announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) 'Trust and Transparency' service, which it claims gives businesses greater insight into AI...