Artificial intelligence

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

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What can the ‘world’s largest computer chip’ actually do?
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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
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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’
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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?
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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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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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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’?
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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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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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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
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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
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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?
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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
Are China’s AI news anchors ‘propaganda machines’?
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Are China’s AI news anchors ‘propaganda machines’?

State-run media outlet Xinhua says virtual presenters will ‘reduce production costs’
9 Nov 2018
Google AI can detect breast cancer better than doctors
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Google AI can detect breast cancer better than doctors

Lyra algorithm can successfully identify cancerous cells 99% of the time
15 Oct 2018
Amazon axes ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool
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Amazon axes ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool

Program was reportedly biased against women
10 Oct 2018
Tencent’s AI can spot Parkinson’s disease ‘within minutes’
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Tencent’s AI can spot Parkinson’s disease ‘within minutes’

New technology could help patients track their condition from their smartphones
8 Oct 2018
Why has Amazon made an Alexa-powered microwave?
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Why has Amazon made an Alexa-powered microwave?

Voice commands can be used to set timers - but users still need to place food in the oven
21 Sep 2018
Google app helps users find their painted lookalike
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Google app helps users find their painted lookalike

Free app uses artificial intelligence to match people to their fine art twin
4 Sep 2018
Bank of England says jobs are at risk from robots
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Bank of England says jobs are at risk from robots

Chief economist warns that the rise of AI could spark a Fourth Industrial Revolution, putting thousands out of work
20 Aug 2018
Cambridge lab will teach computers to study emotions
Professor Andrew Blake will lead the new AI research centre
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Cambridge lab will teach computers to study emotions

South Korean tech giant Samsung plans new AI centre in Cambridge
27 Jun 2018
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