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From Cyborg To Cyber Monday: The Indirect Infiltration Of AI

Mark Hawtin | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

AI research has had some breakthroughs in recent years, with computers beating humans at complex games like chess and Go. But this time round the big developments are focused around specific goals, which are more likely to have subtle impacts and stay largely behind the scenes from a consumer perspective.

The Robot Economy: A Caution

Ryan Browne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ryan Browne

While concerns about trade and outsourcing may be genuine, our world leaders will soon have to come to terms with the increasing decline of human productivity output, as the prevalence of machines - which provide much cheaper and more effective solutions for companies around the world - poses a deeply unsettling challenge to the way we model our society.

Why Robots In The Office Underline The Need For Greater Workplace Trust

Tom McQueen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

Clearly the UK requires digital leadership at the highest level to address some of the issues around the introduction of AI. So, I was pleased to see the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's recent report challenging the Government to put more effort into preparing the country for the impact of AI/robotics.

Wired 2016 Presents What's New In AI, VR And Tech Activism

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It's that time of the year pre-christmas when many a head is full of ideas, swarming with information from dozens of conferences, meet-ups, launches, talks and exhibitions when it's time to cut through the noise and find out what to focus on - some of which you may have heard of and some you definitely won't have. Welcome to Wired 2016.

How Good Is Your Drawing? Play Against Google's AI In A Game Of Pictionary

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Tech

We were never under the illusion that we were Pablo Picasso in hiding, but the prospect of drawing a stick man didn’t seem like it would pose too mu...

The Three As Of FinTech. AI's Evolutionary Triple Threat

Daniel Hegarty | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Hegarty

Financial services, for example, has been flipped on its head thanks to AI. No more than a decade ago it was unthinkable that a customer could have a loan or credit card application underwritten online in milliseconds without an underwriter in sight.

Sit Up And Listen, AI Predicted Trump And It's Predicting Other Things Too!

Ru Barksfield | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ru Barksfield

AI is an exciting world right now. However, like so many things in tech it is misunderstood by consumers. When you say Artificial Intelligence a lot of people think of a robot that talks to you, but actually it's used almost constantly in daily life already.

AI-Powered Decision-Making In Business Must Be Transparent And Keep Humans 'In The Loop'

Ben Taylor | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Taylor

Many, well-known companies are already employing automated decision-making systems. However, few of those systems can provide either reasoning for the decisions they make, or records of those decisions alongside the reason

The New World Of Artificially Intelligent Security

Reuven Cohen | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

An AI arms race is only beginning to emerge as these forms of advanced systems become more self-sufficient. As this transition takes hold, so will the systems set up to combat them. A war will rage, one that may have little to no actual human involvement.

Customer Experience Ex Machina: AI On The Rise, But Not Ready To Fully Replace Human Touch

Oliver Richards | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Oliver Richards

One technology attracting attention is artificial intelligence. AI and its current early form, machine learning - computers that can "think" for themselves and tailor their actions and responses to situations based on experience - is going to play an increasingly significant role in our everyday lives.

Disruptopia: How Close Is 'Westworld'?

Amelia Kallman | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

Many people are already starting to live with an AI presence in their lives. The recent debut of the UK edition of Amazon Echo has created an undeniable buzz. What sets 'Alexa' apart from other voice-activated services like Siri, is that it can learn your preferences and routines, and start to anticipate your needs.

Who Gives A Truck? Are Self-Driving Vehicles Now Science Fact?

Nigel Cannings | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Cannings

Why, then, if the first experiments in AI took place in the 70's and 80's are we not all driverless now? The simple answer is not that we have necessarily hit upon a new idea, but instead that the computing power to build the necessary "brain" just has not been availabl

Hawking Warns AI Will Be Either The Best Or Worst Thing To Happen To Humanity

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that if left unchecked, AI could develop a will of its own that will be in direct conflict with that of humanity....

AI Can Identify Breast Cancer Risk At 30 Times The Speed Of A Human

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are now using artificial intelligence to interpret mammograms and more accurately predict women’s risk of breast cancer. The AI software,...

Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Philip Ellis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

It's a common enough complaint about smartphones. For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier -- all too often they can't understand a word we're saying.

Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Feedback On Its First Batch Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence is here, and now the AI wants to know what you think of its efforts to help make it even ta...

Man vs Machine? Daleks Can't Climb Stairs!

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Even before we breathe our first breath, humans innately learn patterns, laying the very foundations of our knowledge. With limited visual capacities, we make inferences by exploring the world through any means possible; mainly through taste, smell and touch. Each perception we have fits together in a certain way, forming a manifest relational framework.

CyberWinter Is Coming!

Guy Goldstein | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech
Guy Goldstein

We are today faced with a grave danger posed by the rise of the machines. Between today and 2022, according to different but converging estimates, one supercomputer somewhere in a civilian lab will reach the theoretical calculation power of the human brain.

Humans Have Once Again Been Humiliated By AI On Its Inexorable March To World Domination

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence software has beaten a human at Go, widely regarded as the world's most complex board game. Go has widely ...

Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We to Real AI?

Jodie Tyley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

Tech Companies at Cannes Lion Help Improve Quality of Creative

Dominic Trigg | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

Last week saw the international creative community descending on the streets (and sandy beaches) of Southern France. The Cannes Lions International Festival is a yearly celebration and showcase of the work and innovations the world's creative and advertising industries have come up with.

Why Has Google Built A Robot That Plays 'Donkey Kong'?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Google has developed an artificial intelligence which is able to play, and totally defeat, dozens of classic 1980s arcade games. The new AI is able...

Microsoft: 'AI Isn't A Threat'. Bill Gates: 'Yes It Is'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft’s head of research says a super-intelligent computer probably won’t destroy humanity. But Bill Gates? He’s not so sure. Eric Hor...