Just 1% of Australian consumers want to use retail robots and chatbots as part of their shopping experience, despite growing efforts to introduce the technology within the industry.
The five-day working week may become a footnote in our history of industrialisation, like child chimney sweeps once common in the UK.
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a set of algorithms they claim can master an Atari video game 10 times faster than current leader in the field, Google-owned AI firm DeepMind.
Engineers have developed a sophisticated perception system for soft robots that is modelled on the way we as humans process information about our bodies and the world around us.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly prominent role in many of the world’s biggest e-commerce platforms, but what can we expect from retail AI in 2019?
One of the apparent strengths of artificial intelligence is its ability to remove human bias. However, although this may be the intention, AI systems learn what they are taught; meaning if they are not powered by robust and diverse data sets, bias can still emerge.
Three artificial intelligence bots named Harry, Bert and Lenny have been deployed at insurance company AXA and will save employees 18,000 hours of repetitive work each year.
In recent years, Twitter has developed a negative association with bots, with the microblogging platform wiping out 6% of its user base by deleting tens of millions of artificial intelligence-powered accounts.
Starbucks, Dunkin’ and Blaze Pizza have signed up to the launch of a fleet of food delivery robots at the George Mason University in the US.
The International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work has recommended that a universal lifelong learning entitlement be established by governments around the world.
China still leads in AI and blockchain technology with Chinese businesses filing seven times the number of IP patents in AI as closest rival the US in 2017.
We’re inundated with reports on how automation is going to lead to widespread job displacement, with robots taking on the role of human workers across numerous industries.
VERA is a digital personal shopping assistant from Piktorlabs being launched at the NRF 2019, the US National Retail Federation’s show in New York.
With 52% of UK businesses making ‘technology’ a spending priority in 2019, investment in relevant and worthwhile technology has enabled organisations to streamline and improve various aspects of their operations across many industries.
Robotic process automation (RPA) continues to see robust adoption among medium-sized businesses in the US, according to a survey by RPA provider Softomotive.
At this time of year, many industry experts are making tech predictions for what trends the year ahead might hold.
German automotive manufacturing giant Continental AG has unveiled its solution to autonomously deliver packages to your front door: robot delivery dogs.
There is no shortage of studies detailing the disruptive impact that automation will have on jobs, with many predicting job losses and the need for radically altered workplace skills.
The UK government is investing £26.6m in micro robots to help repair the country’s vast underground pipe network, which could greatly reduce disruptive roadworks.
A rogue drone has caused misery for 110,000 people hoping to travel home from London ahead of Christmas, with more than 750 flights grounded after the device repeatedly flew over the runway.
The Gatwick drone incident that has seen the holiday plans of tens of thousands of passengers disrupted has led to both deep concern and suspicion from drone pilots.
A £9.2m grant has been awarded to the ‘Living with Machines’ AI research project at Queen Mary University, which will use new artificial intelligence techniques to analyse historical sources.
A project to explore how guide dogs respond to autonomous delivery robots is laying the foundation for widespread use of the technology in the coming years.
Females make up just 22% of all professionals in artificial intelligence, with a gender gap of 72% in the field – way above the global average of 32%.
Artificial intelligence influencers are driving conversations about AI news and trends across social media and beyond.
A one-month-old baby has become the first person in the world to receive a vaccine delivered by drone.
From safety inspections to deliveries, and even transporting people in the near future, drones are becoming an increasingly common site in British skies.
It is thought that the origins of whisky can be traced back to as early as the 2nd millennium BC to the Babylonians in Mesopotamia.
2019 could be the year that retail fully embraces artificial intelligence, according to new research by Capgemini.
GPU maker NVIDIA has released the Jetson AGX Xavier module, bringing powerful computing to AI machines such as manufacturing robots, autonomous cars and handheld DNA sequencers.