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American carmaker Ford wants to start testing self-driving cars in Europe in 2017, in a bid to expand its 2021 roll-out of autonomous ride-sharing cabs from the US to the Old Continent. According to TechCrunch, the vehicles will be trialled at its Engineering Centre  in Essex, and at the Research & Advanced Engineering facilities in the German cities of […]

MIT researchers have trained a deep-learning algorithm to spawn videos on the basis of a single frame. Computer scientists from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) created the system by feeding their algorithm two million unlabelled videos—which  would last for about two years if played one after the other. The footage showed snippets of everyday […]

Google DeepMind has struck a five-year deal with the Royal Free NHS Trust, which will grant it access to the medical data of 1.6 million patients, through its healthcare app. DeepMind— the London-based, Alphabet-owned Artificial Intelligence company— will roll-out the Streams app among the employees of the Royal Free in early 2017. Streams will notify healthcare […]

Yahoo! is using machine learning to identify low-quality online ads and understand why they fail to engage users. Speaking at  London Data Fest, Yahoo!’s Director of Research Mounia Lalmas explained how her team developed a model accounting for why some advertisements work and others do not. Most of Yahoo!’s efforts, Lalmas said, are focused on native advertising, especially […]

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the company he helms is going to spend $250 million on developing self-driving cars over the next couple of years. The revelation was made during a speech at Los Angeles Auto Show Automobility. While the sum is considerable, it is safe to assume the semiconductors giant will mostly focus on […]

The UK’s Government Office for Science has released a new report exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning might be used to innovate governance. The report was authored by Chief Scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport,  and it looks into how the government could resort to emerging technologies to improve data analysis, guide decision making  and […]

A robot using the same chips powering driverless cars solved a Rubik’s Cube in the record-busting time of 637 milliseconds— by comparison, the fastest human time is  4.9 seconds. The robot, called Sub1 Reloaded was designed by German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon and was first showcased at the Electronica fair in Munich. The robot first analyses the cube […]

Sea cows are not exactly small animals, but they can be hard to spot when they roam across the ocean. That is bad news for scientist trying to protect these endangered marine mammals from looming extinction: any conservation programme worth its salt starts from keeping track of how animal populations migrate and change over time. That is a […]

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