Current AI systems are able to learn to cope in particular situations impressively well.
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.
Self-driving cars are learning how to recognise and predict pedestrians’ movements with better accuracy, by focusing on people’s gait, body symmetry and foot placement.
A newly developed machine learning method could reduce instances of unnecessary surgery for some patients with atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH).
People are more likely to program an autonomous vehicle to behave cooperatively with other cars than if they were driving themselves, a US study suggests.
They say opposites attract, which would make Sol, a quick-witted entertainer, and Num, a know-it-all scientist, a great match.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data intelligence startup Mimiro has raised $30m for its machine learning platform that analyses the risk of an organisation having ties to financial crimes such as terrorist funding, money laundering and fraud.
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.
The Swedish Transport Agency Transportstyrelsen has given Volvo self-driving cars venture Zenuity approval to begin testing driverless cars on public roads.
As the self-driving car revolution chugs along, it appears that the British public isn’t quite ready to take things into second gear.
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.
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.
With the world’s leaders congregating in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum this week, Deloitte has released its annual Readiness Report: Success Personified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which looks into how prepared businesses are for digital disruption.
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.
Robotic process automation (RPA) continues to see robust adoption among medium-sized businesses in the US, according to a survey by RPA provider Softomotive.
The efficiency of the UK workforce is falling and the message to business is to embrace technology and retain the best employees.
The traditional wealth management industry is under threat from automation, with robo-advisors set to take market share away from their human counterparts in the coming year.
At this time of year, many industry experts are making tech predictions for what trends the year ahead might hold.
Automating administrative and other manual tasks could save human resources (HR) professionals over a day every working week, according to a poll on HR automation.
Digital payments are witnessing a shift away from the traditional point of sale (POS) to mobile POS (mPOS) systems by changing the way electronic transactions are made, processed and accepted.
Technological advancements are expected to reshape most industries, leading to a changing workforce, different management practices and streamlined workflow.