Artificial intelligence

Hotel staff hit back at rude guests
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Hotel staff hit back at rude guests

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Oct 2021
Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI
Beethoven statue in Germany
Stranger than fiction

Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI

Musicians, historians and scientists join forces to ‘create something that Beethoven himself might have written’
1 Oct 2021
‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US
Tall Tales

‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jun 2021
Fake money ruins testicle-eating festival
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Fake money ruins testicle-eating festival

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 May 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
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France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
Ireland, Wombo and laser vision
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Ireland, Wombo and laser vision

Is the Good Friday Agreement unravelling? How much of a threat are AI deepfakes? And can we really now see round corners?
19 Mar 2021
Sex robots ‘could kill’ if hacked, experts warn
an engineer holding a silicon face against the head of a robot at a lab of a doll factory.
Tall Tales

Sex robots ‘could kill’ if hacked, experts warn

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Feb 2021

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Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds
Elon Musk speaks during the Satellite 2020 conference.
Stranger than fiction

Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds

Tesla mogul is on mission to enable humans to control computers with their brains
2 Feb 2021
Why is the government paying Vote Leave’s AI firm £3m?
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Why is the government paying Vote Leave’s AI firm £3m?

Artificial intelligence operation Faculty Private has also received payments from company owned by Dominic Cummings
13 Jul 2020
Business Unwrapped: intelligent predictions
Artificial intelligence
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Business Unwrapped: intelligent predictions

3 Mar 2020
52 ideas that changed the world: 26. Artificial intelligence
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52 ideas that changed the world: 26. Artificial intelligence

AI has wide-ranging applications but some experts are warning of potential ‘pitfalls’
6 Dec 2019
How translation technology could change the world
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In Brief

How translation technology could change the world

Machine-learning could transform world of business, work and diplomacy but also drive us further apart
30 Aug 2019
Apple fires ‘hundreds’ of contractors over eavesdropping
Apple HomePod
In Depth

Apple fires ‘hundreds’ of contractors over eavesdropping

Third-party workers were sent audio files containing ‘confidential information’
29 Aug 2019
Can AI really solve Britain’s traffic problems?
London traffic
In Depth

Can AI really solve Britain’s traffic problems?

New Government scheme will allow tech companies to access live congestion data
28 Aug 2019
Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?
BBC
In Depth

Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?

‘Beeb’ will focus on regional accent recognition to stand out from Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant
27 Aug 2019
What can the ‘world’s largest computer chip’ actually do?
Processor
In Depth

What can the ‘world’s largest computer chip’ actually do?

Cerebras Systems’ processor has 50,000 times as many cores as an iPhone chip
20 Aug 2019
Why King’s Cross facial recognition is proving controversial
Facial recognition
In Depth

Why King’s Cross facial recognition is proving controversial

Use of hi-tech surveillance systems raises fears over the public’s privacy
13 Aug 2019
Why mice are being used in the fight against ‘deepfakes’
Mouse
In Depth

Why mice are being used in the fight against ‘deepfakes’

Scientists believe the rodents may be key to creating algorithms that detect doctored footage
12 Aug 2019
NHS artificial intelligence plans revealed
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In Depth

NHS artificial intelligence plans revealed

Boris Johnson pledges £250m to fund national AI lab - but is personal data at risk?
8 Aug 2019
What is Neuralink, Elon Musk’s ‘mind-reading’ microchip?
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In Depth

What is Neuralink, Elon Musk’s ‘mind-reading’ microchip?

Tech entrepreneur has revealed company’s plans to link AI and human intelligence
19 Jul 2019
Deepfakes: how Samsung brought the Mona Lisa to life
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In Depth

Deepfakes: how Samsung brought the Mona Lisa to life

Controversial technology that was a porn trend is now animating famous images
24 May 2019
How smart speaker AIs reinforce gender bias
Apple HomePod
In Depth

How smart speaker AIs reinforce gender bias

Unesco urges tech firms to offer gender-neutral versions of their voice assistants
22 May 2019
What happens to your Facebook account when you die?
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In Depth

What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

Social media giant to use AI to stop people getting notifications about deceased friends and relatives
10 Apr 2019
British bosses use artificial intelligence to monitor staff
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In Brief

British bosses use artificial intelligence to monitor staff

Unions say new system may cause distrust and increase pressure
8 Apr 2019
Why Google has dropped its AI ethics board
Google Duplex
In Brief

Why Google has dropped its AI ethics board

Staff protest at controversial board member leads to company u-turn
5 Apr 2019
How does Facebook’s News Feed work?
Facebook
In Depth

How does Facebook’s News Feed work?

New feature shows users why they see certain posts and videos
1 Apr 2019
Automation could replace 1.5 million UK jobs
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In Brief

Automation could replace 1.5 million UK jobs

ONS estimates 70% of ‘high risk’ roles are currently held by women
26 Mar 2019
Northern jobs most at risk from rise in automation
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In Brief

Northern jobs most at risk from rise in automation

Whereas higher-skilled counterparts in the south could benefit from rising demand and increased employment
6 Mar 2019
What makes OpenAI’s text robot ‘malicious’?
Computer keyboard
In Depth

What makes OpenAI’s text robot ‘malicious’?

Elon Musk-backed firm warns that artificial intelligence programme could be used to spread fake news
15 Feb 2019
Can you police by machine?
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In Depth

Can you police by machine?

Liberty warns predictive policing threatens citizens’ rights as federation warn of dangers of staffing shortages
14 Feb 2019
How Alibaba’s City Brain is solving traffic congestion
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In Brief

How Alibaba’s City Brain is solving traffic congestion

Artificial Intelligence might lead to smarter cities, but could also be used for surveillance
17 Jan 2019
Japanese robot hotel pulls plug on droid staff
Henn-na hotel
In Depth

Japanese robot hotel pulls plug on droid staff

More than half of the automated workforce has been fired following complaints
16 Jan 2019
How Amazon’s Alexa has been calling the shots at CES 2019
Amazon Alexa
In Brief

How Amazon’s Alexa has been calling the shots at CES 2019

From remote door keys to light-up loos, the popular voice assistant is well on course to take over your home
10 Jan 2019
Is Amazon’s Alexa listening to me all the time?
Alexa
In Brief

Is Amazon’s Alexa listening to me all the time?

Man in Germany is sent thousands of audio recordings from AI recordings
20 Dec 2018
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