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Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

AI And The End Of The Human Author

Reuven Cohen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

Seeking to make my life a bit easier, I recently set out to explore some new breeds of writing and grammar tools dedicated to making me a better writer. I've been a user of the Grammarly tool for a while and have had pretty excellent results.

Does The Law Think Robots Should Have Human Rights?

Andrew Joint | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Joint

The last question is the latest being asked by the EU Commission in the January 2017 report by their Legal Affairs Committee. They want to push forward the debate on if robots, and indeed other AI technology, should be granted 'personhood' status.

Artificial Intelligence For Healthcare Is Booming

Reuven Cohen | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

The opportunity for AI in Healthcare isn't just about making doctors and healthcare providers more efficient in their work; it's about making the lives of the patients better and saving lives is the ultimate business model you can have.

AI Is About Business Opportunity, Not Killing All Humans

Matt Jones | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Jones

Reading recent media coverage, one would be forgiven for thinking those working in Artificial Intelligence are racing to create sentient robot overlords, with little regard for whether they may overthrow us and steal our jobs.

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

Where Do Humans Fit Into An Artificially Intelligent Future?

Philip Ellis | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

"There is no element of the work hierarchy where you shouldn't expect to see displacement," says Ming, citing recent McKinsey research which suggests that as much as 40 per cent of a CEO's job can be automated. "I don't think anyone currently owns that problem," she adds.

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Claire Woodcock | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?

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.