Artificial Intelligence

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using something like the IQ test. However a new MRI scanning techni...

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...

Can Technology Cure the Care Sector?

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Often, at times of crisis, a decision is made to put an old person into a care home. But at a time when the NHS faces mismatch between resources and demand, we must look further afield for a solution to cure Britain's current care crisis - perhaps technology is what will allow us to do more with less.

Humanity, You're Fired!

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

"The market has decided this is my stuff," won't work for much longer because there soon won't be enough people with jobs to support a market. The next phase of the history of stuff might be, "We all get the same stuff," but that sounds suspiciously like socialism, which can't possibly be right...

It's Not UI, It's Me

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

With UI fast becoming a thing of the past we are left with ourselves as the interaction point with technology. While I don't expect many of us will fall in love with our Voice Assistants, and I hope not to hear 'Daisy Bell' being sung too often, this development will bring us closer to the technology we use. Making it an even more integrated part of our lives. The barriers between technology and us will be further broken down.

Anki's Adorable New AI-Powered Robot Just Wants To Be Your Friend

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot packed with enough artificial intelligence to melt your heart. Developed by Anki, the same company which created Anki Drive, ...

If A Deadly Crash Is Unavoidable, Who Should A Driverless Car Save?

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech

In a deadly crash, driverless cars should sacrifice the few to save the many according to the majority of people questioned in a survey about autonomo...

Google's AI Team Have Created Five Questions Every Robot Needs To Answer

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech

When it comes to predicting a robot apocalypse so few of us take humanity into consideration. It seems that when the robots and AI do eventually ensla...

AI Is Now As Good At Detecting Breast Cancer As Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

Research has shown that Artificial Intelligence is almost as good as humans at detecting metastatic breast cancer. A team of researchers from Beth Isr...

Artificial Intelligence vs The Human Brain

Steve Furber | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Furber

By the beginning of the 21st century computers did, indeed, typically have a gigabyte of memory, and they were a million times faster than the 'Baby', but still they could not pass his test. Even today, with still far more computing power and memory, no machine has convincingly passed the test. This would have surprised Turing had he lived to see it.

Sci-Fi Film Is The World's First Movie Created Entirely By Artificial Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

'Sunspring' might seem like any other budget sci-fi film, but this wasn’t written by a Hollywood scriptwriter. The trailer for the new release was d...

The Robot Lawyer Will See You Now

Christopher Markou | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Last month one the largest American law firms, BakerHostetler, announced it had 'hired' a robot lawyer to assist in bankruptcy cases. The robot in question is named ROSS and is marketed as 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'.

Facebook's New AI Is Using Your Status To Learn How To Speak

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook wants to be more intelligent. To help, the company has built a deep learning program called DeepText - a primitive AI which is collecting all...

Google Has A Computer That Writes Its Own Music

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech

Each generation bemoans the decline of the music industry, but now song-writing has been rocketed into the twenty-first century. Google has created it...

Google Home Quite Literally Lets You Talk To Your Own House

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Tech

This is Google Home. Google announced it this evening at its Google I/O 2016 Developer Conference. It's that thing on the right, if you hadn't already...

You Can Actually Have A Normal Conversation With Google's New Personal Assistant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Tech

Google has unveiled Assistant at Google I/O 2016 - an AI-powered helper that can actually have a conversation with you. We're not just talking about t...

Artificial Intelligence Needs the Human Touch

Debbie Taylor | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Debbie Taylor

Rather than becoming an epic battle of man against machine, the future of technological innovation can be a beneficial one - so long as you're equipped with the skills to use technology to its maximum potential, while still adding that all important human touch.

Facebook Messenger Wants To Replace Your Real Friends With Robots

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new feature in Messenger that could have us all talking to fewer human friends and more robots. The company introduced Messeng...

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.

Think Tay Is Bad? Microsoft's Terrifying Vision Of The Future Is Filled With Chatbots

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech

Microsoft's chatbot Tay returned yesterday for one last triumphant victory lap during which it promoted drug use in front of the police before finally...

Meet 'Tay', Microsoft's Eerily Intelligent AI That'll Talk To You On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'Tay', Microsoft's meme-obsessed AI that you can now find happily chatting on Twitter with anyone that'll talk to it. Take a quick glance at Tay'...

Robots are Infiltrating the Travel Industry - and Most of Us Are Fine With That

Travelzoo UK | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech
Travelzoo UK

If you walk in to the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, you will be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist ...

This AI-Powered Hotel Concierge Will Assist, Not Annihilate Humanity...We Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'Connie', it's the result of a partnership between Hilton Hotels and the IBM Watson supercomputer team to create the world's first artificially i...

The Speaker At TED's 2020 Conference Is Going To Be Very Special Indeed

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

In what might be its most audacious challenge yet, the X-Prize foundation have said they will give $4.5m to a speaker at the 2020 TED conference with ...

Google's Artificial Intelligence Is Now Considered A Legal Driver In The US

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

Google's self-driving car could soon have the same legal rights as a human driver after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted...