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March, 2016


March 24, 2016  6:15 PM

Microsoft’s AI adventure shows there’s hope for us all yet

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Artificial intelligence, Google, IBM, Microsoft, twitter

Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to take over the world, steal all our jobs and ultimately subjugate us all - or so we are told.

We've seen IBM's AI system, Watson, beat humans on the US game show, Jeopardy. Recently, Google's British DeepMind team created an AI system that...

March 21, 2016  12:56 PM

Running an online poll can be dangerous

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton

The decision to allow people on the internet to have their say in anything has backfired again, this time on the Natural Environment Research Council, which is currently running an online poll to name its new £200m Antarctic research ship, set to be launched in 2019.

However, along...


March 18, 2016  9:26 AM

The Internet of Birds: Meet London’s pollution-tracking pigeon patrol

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Internet of Things, twitter

Someone has finally found a use for London's ubiquitous pigeon population that involves fitting their fat, feathery bodies with tiny air pollution-detecting backpacks.

The bird-brained scheme has seen the Air Pigeon Patrol, as they are known, tracking...


March 11, 2016  10:16 AM

Adorable little robots don’t stand a chance in the bad part of town

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Automation, Greenwich, Robotics, Starship

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