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UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned social media companies they could face a ban if they fail to promptly remove self-harm and suicide content. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Hancock said: “If we think they need to do things they are refusing to do, then we can, and we must […]

Matt Hancock speaking at the Blockchain Partnership event that was held at the Digital Catapult Centre, London, on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Apple has acquired contact lens and augmented reality (AR) glasses start-up Akonia Holographics, the company confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday. The iPhone maker confirmed the acquisition, but they refused to disclose any further details. “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time,” they said in a statement, “and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans.” The […]

Apple may not be front and centre in the race to create driverless cars, but its fabled plans for autonomous vehicles are not to be discounted either. The tech giant has just applied for a new patent for self-driving technology. The document, published on Thursday, offers a compelling glimpse on how Apple thinks self-driving cars could move around […]

Apple is reportedly working on a self-driving shuttle bus to run between its Cupertino headquarters and the nearby town of Palo Alto. According to the New York Times, the iPhone maker is going to test its autonomous driving software on a vehicle manufactured by a commercial carmaker; the bus’s official moniker will reportedly be PAIL […]

Apple has offered further hints about its plans for Artificial Intelligence, and in particular for autonomous systems. After revealing last month, that it was indeed working on a driverless car programme, CEO Tim Cook has now expanded on his previous announcement, explaining how Apple wants to use AI for more than driving vehicles. “Autonomous systems can […]

Apple has inaugurated an online journal where its engineers can publish their research on machine learning. “Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies to help build innovative products for millions of people around the world,” the new website’s homepage reads. The first featured study  had already been partially […]

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 […]

Apple has joined the smart-speaker fray with the launch of its new HomePod— a voice-activated loudspeaker  powered by virtual assistant Siri. The new device, unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San José, California, will have to face the portentous competition of Amazon’s Echo and Alphabet’s Home speakers— both of which can answer questions, perform small tasks like […]

Apple is looking to embed a new home-brewed processor dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its handsets, Bloomberg has reported. The business outlet spoke with an unnamed source who revealed that the Cupertino-based giant is hard at work on a chip— known as the Apple Neural Engine— which would improve Apple devices’ performance on tasks such as speech […]

Apple is planning to gather its users’ iCloud data to improve virtual assistant Siri’s voice-recognition capabilities. Last week, in a disclaimer attached to the iOS 10.3 beta update, the company explained that accessing those data would “allow Apple to improve intelligent features and services such as Siri.” Users that accept the new feature can still deactivate it at any […]

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