UK Robots

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...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

Google's Building A 'Kill Switch' In Case Robots Turn On Us

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech

When the inevitable happens and the robots which have built our cars for years finally turn on us it will be Google and an Oxford academic that we'll ...

Zenbo: The Personal Assistant Robot Who Is Too Cute To Enslave Humanity (We Hope)

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Tech

Meet Zenbo, the robot personal assistant, who will read to your kids and alert you if elderly relatives have a fall. Zenbo has been created by ASUS, w...

I Saw the Struggle Young People Faced to Acquire Digital Skills - I Wanted to Change That

Simon Riley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Riley

I didn't want the next generation of young people to go through the same thing as me. I wanted to give them access to practical technology skills early, so they could start building, designing and making stuff as soon as possible, teaching them through hands on projects and engaging problems that got them thinking creatively.

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.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.

The Cost of Our Obsession With Computers and Robots

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

I've recently been binge watching a show called Halt and Catch Fire. There are many reasons why I'm drawn to it, but perhaps none more so than the fac...

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...

Mad Men vs Robots

Jon Sharpe | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Sharpe

Automation has, of course, already transformed our industry. The behind-the-scenes, faster-than-human thought, bidding war that takes place every time a re-targeted ad wins the right to load on our web browser is one example of synthetic intelligences in action.

Fashion and the Rise of the Robots

Heidy Rehman | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Style
Heidy Rehman

While automation would likely ensure the end of garment worker exploitation the major social and political implications of displacing so many people by machines would need to be considered.

Artificial Intelligence - The Fourth Revolution?

Max Sanderson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Just over a week ago, Google Deepmind's AlphaGo machine crushed 18-time World Go Champion Lee Sedol 4-1 in a 5 game series, heralding an achievement many experts predicted to be at least a decade away.

Panasonic's New Family Of 'Iron Man' Style Exoskeletons Are Incredible

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Panasonic has unveiled a new range of 'Iron Man' style exoskeletons that can help people walk, lift heavy objects and in some extreme cases, combat la...

Meet DRU, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Pizza Delivery Robot

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'DRU', a somewhat comical looking robot that Domino's is using both as a publicity stunt and as a means of dipping their toes into the future: dr...

This Billionarie Wants To Live Forever By Uploading His Brain To A Robot

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech

The road to immortality is paved with robots, according to Russian web mogul Dmitry Itskov. The billionaire believes living forever will be possible b...

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...

Machine Has Overtaken Man And It's Just The Beginning

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

The case for artificial intelligence overtaking the human race took a historic turn last night as Google's AI triumphed over a world champion at an in...

Watching Google's Robot Dog Play With A Real Dog Is Like Staring Into The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

When we envisioned the start of the robot apocalypse, we'll be honest this wasn't exactly what jumped into our heads. This is a glorious video of B...

Boston Dynamics Is Taunting Its New Humanoid Robot To Show How Scary It Is

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech

Boston Dynamics are clearly a group of people that haven't been to the cinema very much. If they had they would have known that the one thing you don'...

A Tiny Drone Army Is Going To Invade The Streets Of London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

A new delivery drone company plans to revolutionise the way we do our shopping by replacing your weekly trip to Sainsbury's with a tiny delivery robot...

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.

From Service Robots to Breathing Phones - Five Tech Trends to Watch

Mark Hawtin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The gates of Sin City recently welcomed tech fiends to the CES trade show. The sprawling event showcases the best and most exciting new technology developments worldwide, from early prototypes to finished products. Here are the most interesting things we saw:

Robots to the Rescue

Jodie Tyley | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

Whatever the shape or size, the search and rescue robots of the future will accompany and assist humans in dangerous conditions, or may even be able to go it alone, leaving their human operators in the safety of the control room.

So The US Military Are Actually Working On A Way For Cyborg Soldiers To 'Enter The Matrix'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

The US Military's experimental research division DARPA have confirmed that they're to begin work on the world's first human computer interface. This w...