Working with, not against, machines

2020-02-13 09:30

By applying an algorithm to his first 100 finweek columns, Johan Fourie finds out whether a robot would be able to write them in future.

FEEL GOOD | This Zimbabwean tech entrepreneur's design is turning trees into educational wi-fi hubs

2020-02-01 12:53

Zimbabwean AI expert William Sachiti this week published open source technology dubbed 'Trees of Knowledge', which aims to improve access to education through smartphones across Africa.

This robot 'dog' can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

2019-12-01 16:57

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.

Scientists used artificial intelligence to discover a 2,000 year-old stick figure in Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines

2019-11-19 17:29

Researchers from Yamagata University recently discovered a new 142 Nazca formations, including images of birds, monkeys, fish, snakes, and foxes.

Elon Musk said his AI brain chips company could 'solve' autism and schizophrenia

2019-11-14 18:01

Musk said he believes Neuralink will "solve a lot of brain-related diseases," naming autism and schizophrenia as examples. Autism is not a disease.

Scientists and researchers reveal 13 dark technology scenarios that keep them up at night

2019-10-31 18:05

AI, drones, and self-driving vehicles raise many open-ended questions about the unintended consequences of technology.

Google is making a fundamental change to its search engine, calling the update 'perhaps one of the biggest since the beginning'

2019-10-25 20:50

Google admitted that it didn't always understand your questions before, but its big Search update will fix that.

Alexa, are you acting in my best interest?

2019-10-21 18:13

Let’s consider the ethical implications of using artificial intelligence in finance.

Toyota has created a car that uses AI to sense a driver's state, and can even wake them up using inflatable cushions or cold air if they're nodding off

2019-10-17 17:26

Toyota has created the LQ concept car with self-driving capabilities which include "Yui," an artificial intelligence agent.


Smart delivery drones are one step closer in SA, thanks to the approval of a new autopilot system

2020-02-13 08:43

It helps drones see and react to the world in the same way pilots do, but better.

The next 10 years of Apple will include self-driving cars, computer glasses, and — yes — a much faster iPhone

2020-01-29 18:06

Apple has dominated the last decade in tech, and it has no plans of slowing down in the next 10 years.

Church questions ethics of investment in AI

2019-12-24 20:55

The Church of England has launched a study into an existential question: do its investments in big-tech giants contradict the Christian faith?

Bill Gates says that the only way to hire and keep AI talent is to let them share their research openly: 'You can completely ignore whoever tries to close their system'

2019-11-22 08:39

Bill Gates said that he wasn't sure how trying to keep AI research away from China would even work, given that scientists expect to share their findings.

Deutsche Bank says robots are already replacing workers as it ramps up a plan to axe 18,000 jobs

2019-11-18 18:02

The use of AI “massively increased productivity” while robots performed "680,000 hours of manual work," a Deutsche Bank executive told Financial News.

Inside Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars

While fans of other racing series fawn over world-class drivers, in Roborace it's programmers who are the real stars.

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Facial recognition is on the rise, but artificial intelligence is already being trained to recognise humans in new ways — including gait detection and heartbeat sensors

2019-10-30 11:36

Emerging technologies can recognise humans and track people's location by detecting their heartbeat, walking gait, and even skin cells left behind.

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

2019-10-25 15:42

Can a machine understand style? Facebook’s Fashion++ system recommends small changes to an outfit to make it more fashionable?

Watch: Tesla's Model 3 received a 5 star crash test safety rating thanks to a key missing component – a front engine.

Tesla has long touted the super safety of their crash technology, and now the evidence is in.

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The US blacklisted some of China's most valuable AI startups over human rights issues in a dramatic trade war escalation

2019-10-09 06:52

The US placed 28 Chinese companies on a trade blacklist on Monday, including three AI startups valued at over $1 billion.

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