The UN met to discuss killer robots and AI in warfare last year, and Elon Musk and Google’s DeepMind were among signatories promising to never develop the mercenary bots.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the development of an AI-controlled robotic limb that can learn over time as part of a wider project targeting the development of true lifelong machine learning.
An NHS trust is to trial software robots to automate administrative parts of its corporate services arm.
Frills and robotics are not two words that traditionally go together, but new research suggests that the robots of the future could have frilly surfaces to help them move.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world of business at an incredible pace, but there are some fantastic resources available to those that don’t want to get left behind.
Spending on artificial intelligence technology surpassed $200bn in 2018 and is tipped to double by 2025.
With the ability to run, climb stairs and jump over hurdles, the advanced capabilities of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s four-legged Cheetah robots have been impressing and alarming audiences in equal measures.
An autonomous delivery robot has been announced by leading delivery provider FedEx.
In 2015, Google used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program called AlphaGo to defeat three-time European Champion Fan Hui in the 2,500-year-old game of Go, a game described as exponentially more complex than chess.
By now, the presence of AI in the workplace is already making itself felt.
Despite attracting more investment in 2018 than any other emerging technology, artificial intelligence (AI) startups are seeing fewer AI investors each than any other segment.
The usual host of awards including best screenplay and best visual effects came up at the 2019 Oscars last night.
With precision farming, smart tractors, drones, and plants animals monitored by sensors, the agricultural industry of the 21st century looks very different from the past.
Despite Donald Trump’s best efforts, China will continue to chip away at the United States’ lead in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) throughout 2019 according to a new report published by GlobalData exploring the trends and developments expected in the technology industry over the coming year.
The NHS has already started looking to AI to improve patient service and cut costs, and the technology is currently being used to improve the patient care through AI-powered apps and implementing technology which will allow NHS 111 inquiries to be handled by robots within two years.
The benefits of AI and wider automation on businesses are undeniably significant.
“Few people in the world know better than I do what it’s like to have your life’s work threatened by a machine,” says Garry Kasparov.
Current AI systems are able to learn to cope in particular situations impressively well.
Artificial intelligence may be about to take your job, but it won’t be taking your significant other anytime soon.
Robots are set to improve their choice of grip now a study into grasp choice has been released from The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.
AntBot, a new walking robot, uses the same navigation techniques as ants to travel several hundreds of metres and return without getting lost.
They say opposites attract, which would make Sol, a quick-witted entertainer, and Num, a know-it-all scientist, a great match.
Back in the late 18th century, a mechanical marvel in the form a robot that could outsmart a human opponent in a game of chess gained international fame.
Global business spending on artificial intelligence (AI) reached $219bn in 2018, however despite such a high level of AI spend, the vast majority of C-suite executives wish they had moved into the space sooner.
Following Donald Trump’s call to invest in “cutting-edge industries” during his State of the Union speech last week, the President of the United States will today sign an executive order that will encourage government departments to invest in artificial intelligence technology.
The initial results from a landmark basic income trial in Finland have cast doubt on the increasingly popular concept’s viability as a large-scale solution to automation, despite improving wellbeing.
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has called for the establishment of a UK basic income pilot the day before the results of a similar trial in Finland are announced.
Despite the plethora of science fiction where humans befriend robots of many forms, in reality the prospect of being friends with a robot is too much for most people.
A 3D-printed, self-healing rubber material has the potential to be “game-changing” for soft robotics, electronics, shoes and more, by dramatically improving the lifespan of products.
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.