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Underwater robotics: a UK opportunity

Seaborne and underwater robotics for the offshore energy sector could be major opportunity for Britain, according to a new report from Innovate UK. Marine robotics includes Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which are...
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Ageing populations demand new technologies, says government

In 2014, the median age of the UK population passed 40 for the first time. Over the next 20 years, the number of citizens aged over 60 will increase from just...
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Ethical AI: Europe publishes new guidelines

Chris Middleton explains what Europe is doing to meet the ethical challenge posed by the rise of AI. What do organisations need to do to implement AI ethically – and just...

Will blockchain become the Apple of data management technology?

Australian banking giant ANZ ruffled a lot of feathers recently with the release of a short, tidy little flowchart. Designed to help enterprise establishments determine if blockchain is the best solution...
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UK Industrial strategy: A bold vision scuppered by incompetence

OPINION While the British government wrestles with Brexit, it has announced more details of its plans to raise R&D investment to 2.4 percent of GDP, in line with its revamped industrial...
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Why facial recognition systems should be regulated

Chris Middleton reports on a complex debate as the US considers putting legal restrictions on facial recognition systems. Moves are afoot in the US to regulate facial recognition technology. This month, two...
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Should we fear AI, or embrace its benefits?

Fifty-two technologists, academics, and business leaders have been quoted by business intelligence group CB Insights as saying that AI could spiral out of control and threaten human society. Some have hit the...
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Dubai Police Force: Facing the Robotic Future

What is a robot? This is not a philosophical question, but a practical one. Honestly consider, what defines whether something is a robot or not? Would a human-like form, that does a human’s...
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The Best Part of a Sandwich

There are some things in the world that can never be fully understood--the laws of gravity, the concept of time, etc… But none of these things can top the utter mystery...
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Disney’s New Autonomous Robots

Disney is always creating magic. From their movies to their parks, it’s easy and fun to enter into a world of make-believe. Disney makes their magic, in part, through animatronic robots...

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Tensor Processing Unit: A Chip Off the Old Block

These days everyone knows that NVIDIA is the leader in global production of graphics processing units (GPUs). The company is making the news this...

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