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The data-sharing agreement between the Royal Free hospital and AI firm DeepMind, which resulted in 1.6 million patient data being  made available to the Alphabet-owned company, was in breach of UK’s Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found. The deal, which had been uncovered in 2016 by a New Scientist investigation, was part of […]

Facebook’s autonomous drone Aquila has successfully completed its second test flight, bringing the Menlo Park company closer to its goal of using unmanned aircraft to provide internet connection to far-flung corners of the world. Solar-powered Aquila carried out its second trial on May 22, almost twelve months after the previous test, and managed to land smoothly— a […]

How to stop AIs from going rogue and killing us all? Theoretically, it is all about the guiding principles you instil into them while you build them. That is not so easy, though: teach your AI that it should be toiling to make human beings happy, and you might end up with eight billion people forcibly plugged […]

Alphabet-owned DeepMind has struck a deal with  Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which will now start using the AI lab’s healthcare app Streams in Musgrove Park Hospital. The contract follows similar, controversial partnerships with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, which have adopted Streams to spot signs of […]

A consortium of automotive giants working on connected and autonomous cars has been given the go-ahead to start testing its vehicles on Britain’s roads. Autodrive—a £20 million R&D initiative sprung from the joint efforts of the UK government and industry giants including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Tata Motors— demoed its connected car technology on a private track […]

Media intelligence and Outside Insight company Meltwater detailed its AI-first strategy in a talk at research centre Alan Turing Institute in London on Monday. Meltwater senior researcher Giorgio Orsi explained how the company is increasingly relying on data science to complement its media intelligence unit. Meltwater helps companies understand how their brand is faring online and how their […]

Facebook has revealed its approach to removing terrorist-related content, as the social network faces increasing criticism over tackling the bane of extremism on its platform. In a detailed post published on its blog, the company explained its formula to tackle terror-related material, using a blend of human supervision and artificial intelligence. “We want Facebook to be […]

An Australian start-up has unveiled an Artificial Intelligence-powered earphone able to instantly translate conversations in eight languages, WIRED reports. Speaking at the United Nations’ AI for Good Summit in Geneva, Sydney-based Lingmo International announced that the earpiece— called Translate One2One— would be available for purchase starting in July, for the relatively affordable price of $179  (£140.) The device does not need […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook has detailed the company’s plans to enter the self-driving car sector, Bloomberg revealed. The rumour has been circulating for a while that the iPhone maker’s next big project would involved driverless vehicles, but the company’s management had so far been peculiarly cagey about the feat. Late last year, it emerged that when Apple kicked-started the […]

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