Data & AI

Data & AI

Microsoft grows AI with purchase of machine learning startup Bonsai

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of machine learning specialist, Bonsai. The Berkeley, California-based startup is developing a deep reinforcement learning platform that abstracts the low-level...

MIT introduces brain-controlled robots

Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are leading research into controlling robots using brainwaves and simple hand movements. Their work is...

Microsoft slammed for US immigration deal. Can tech industry stand by?

In the wake of Facebook’s problems with Cambridge Analytica, the sense that the technology industry is being held to account by the public –...

Public overwhelmingly rejecting robots, finds UK Robotics Week report

With UK Robotics Week upon us, UK-RAS has released a survey trumpeting public support for the technology. However, the results reveal the exact reverse,...

IBM’s Project Debater AI argues with humans in real time

A new IBM artificial intelligence (AI) system, Project Debater, has taken on human beings in a live debating competition in San Francisco. First the AI...

Robotics roundtable: Should robots look like humans, or like machines?

Science fiction traditionally depicts robots that reflect or caricature humans, replicating our best or worst traits. As robots are becoming increasingly commonplace and lifelike,...

How predictive maintenance will drive the factory of the future

Stephan Romeder, vice president of Global Business Development at Magic Software, reveals how predictive maintenance will underpin the smart factories of Industry 4.0. NEW CONNECTIONS An...

Report warns of DeepMind Health monopoly

A panel of independent reviewers, commissioned by DeepMind Health itself, has warned that DeepMind Health could exert "excessive monopoly power” in the healthcare and...

Exclusive Q&A | Blue Prism CTO David Moss on automation, AI,...

Robotic process automation pioneer Blue Prism has grown fast under the radar: a British success story – and a North of England success story,...

Security: The IoT is destroying legal concept of privacy warns in-depth...

THE BIG READ A new report cautions that the Internet of Things may undermine the concept of personal privacy to such an extent that...

AfriCan: Google to open new AI research centre in Ghana

Google has announced plans to open an artificial intelligence research centre in Ghana's capital, Accra. It will be the first of the search giant's AI...

World Cup: AI predicts that Germany will win

The World Cup is upon us. Thirty-two teams from around the globe are ready to slog it out on the football pitch – or...