July, 2017

July 26, 2017  4:11 PM

You don’t get to 500 million friends without steak and a few enemies

Ryan Priest Ryan Priest Profile: Ryan Priest

Some surprisingly vapid musings on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), live streamed by Mark Zuckerberg whilst smoking some brisket in his back garden, have been

July 19, 2017  3:52 PM

Robocop splashed across Downtime

Ryan Priest Ryan Priest Profile: Ryan Priest

An office building in Washington DC has lost its Knightscope K5 security robot after it obliviously face planted into the premises’ water fountain centrepiece. It’s the

July 12, 2017  10:58 AM

Umbrella sharing start-up loses all its umbrellas

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Internet of Things, start-ups

To Shenzhen, China, where tech entrepreneur Zhao Shuping has had cold water poured on his business after his sharing economy start-up Sharing E Umbrella rented 300,000 umbrellas to damp locals,

July 6, 2017  1:09 PM

Neural networks and guinea pigs: A credible use case for AI is finally here

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

Despite the conjecture spouted about the usefulness of artificial intelligence (AI), what’s been sorely lacking (as far as Downtime is concerned) is that one killer use case that really captures just how transformative an impact this technology will have on all our lives. That was...

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