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Data scientists developing doctor chatbots for ‘self-treatable’ conditions

Data scientists at the University of Essex, UK, are working to create 'doctor chatbots', powered by artificial intelligence (AI),  who patients can access via smartphones. The...

Electric car start-up NIO announces plans for first self-driving model

NIO, an electric vehicle start-up financed by Chinese investors, has announced plans to launch its first autonomous car in the United States by 2020. The...

Morrisons uses artificial intelligence to stock its stores and drive sales

UK supermarket Morrisons is using artificial intelligence from predictive applications company Blue Yonder to replenish stock in its stores. In a bid to drive efficiency...

University of Bradford to develop augmented reality app for Yorkshire cyclists

An augmented reality application for CityConnect, West Yorkshire's multi-million-pound cycling scheme, will engage cyclists and encourage them to learn about road safety on the go. CityConnect,...

Samsung unveils Bixby AI assistant for phones and IoT devices

Bixby voice assistant set to debut in Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, but could also find its way into fridges, TVs and possibly air conditioners. Samsung...

UK council joins Waze Connected Citizens Partner program to ease traffic...

Oxfordshire County Council, UK, has teamed up with the people behind the free social traffic and navigation app, Waze (owned by Google), in a bid...

24-hour drone unit to assist crime-fighting in Devon and Cornwall

This summer, Devon and Cornwall Police, UK, are set to launch the first 24-hour drone unit to assist with crime fighting. The 'flying squad', as...

Smart city development now a global phenomenon, says Navigant Research

There are more than 250 smart city projects underway across 178 cities around the world, according to a new report from market research company Navigant Research. The Smart City...

Search Lab finds numerous flaws in AVTech cameras and DVRs

According to researchers from security company Search Lab in Hungary, malware has targeted numerous flaws in internet-connected security cameras and digital video recorders. The Imeji...

Smart energy systems to help tackle fuel poverty on Isles of...

A £10.8 million ($13.3 million) smart energy project is being implemented to tackle fuel poverty and support full energy independence on the Isles of Scilly, UK. The...

Cisco looks to shape future of British power distribution

Cisco has announced it has joined a Glasgow-based smart grid accelerator program, in a bid to transform power distribution in the UK. As part of...

Bosch and Nvidia to develop AI-powered autonomous vehicle system

German engineering and electronics company, Bosch, has teamed up with US semiconductor company Nvidia to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system for autonomous vehicles. Speaking at...