Could AI beat humans in spotting breast tumours?

2020-01-22 16:45

Using AI in spotting breast tumours could be the next big thing, but it won't be replacing humans any time soon.

How about a ‘self-driving’ financial plan?

2019-10-23 08:41

Imagine a personal financial manager who focuses solely on your financial goals. Now imagine the costs related to such an agreement. And now imagine if AI could make such a service affordable to you.

OPINION: Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews. Here's why that will reinforce inequality

2019-10-12 08:30

Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language and tone of a candidate’s voice and records their facial expressions as they are videoed answering identical questions.

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence

2019-07-22 21:41

Microsoft on Monday announced a $1bn investment in an OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon.

Watch: an Irish university developed a robot to battle loneliness

Stevie II is the successor to Stevie, a prototype assistance robot initially designed to carry out menial chores in care homes like automatically reminding residents to take their medication.

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This start-up construction company wants to tune-up excavators with self-driving tech

They’re meant to do the basic menial tasks of drivers, so humans can focus on the more complex work.

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Google's African scientists are teaching machines to solve problems on the continent

2019-04-15 15:01

Africans access the internet differently from the rest of the world, on mobile devices, which brings up its own challenges when integrating Western-based AI.

WATCH: Why robots still struggle to understand humour

Alexa and Siri may tell jokes mined from a humour database, but they just don’t get them.

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AI in schools? Here’s what we need to consider

2019-03-11 16:18

AI's already filtered through most of what we do. Just ask Siri. But soon enough, it'll also play a vital role in your child's education. Will it replace teachers in the classroom? Probably not. But it's important for us to understand its potential as well as its limitations.

The AI cameras that can spot shoplifters even before they steal

2019-03-05 22:06

A Japanese startup has developed artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language.


New life on Mars? AI levels up and gravity waves: a decade of discoveries

2019-12-30 06:53

From finding the building blocks for life on Mars to breakthroughs in gene editing and the rise of artificial intelligence, here are six major scientific discoveries that shaped the 2010s - and what leading experts say could come next.

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.

4 ways artificial intelligence is transforming African industries and communities – including by helping to diagnose eye disease

2019-09-13 07:03

Many people see robots as a potential threat to their jobs – but others, like Jacques Ludik, believe they can uplift communities.

WATCH: San Francisco employs AI to reduce racial bias

2019-06-13 08:26

San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports.

Mobile political campaigns 'alienate, frustrate' SA voters, says new study

2019-05-09 13:04

Mobile political campaigns could be useful in informing voters on parties, but could also be alienating and frustrating them, says a researcher.

So, a robot just joined the Board of Directors. What's your job description?

2019-04-16 05:00

Adaptability will be the way forward in a changing world, says Kumeshnee West.

Google scraps new AI ethics council after outcry

2019-04-05 19:06

Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the panel.

Watch: this infinite artwork is generated by an AI 'brain'

Housed in a walnut wood cabinet, it will create an ever changing stream of unique portraits.

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Business leaders love artificial intelligence - but only in theory

2019-03-09 07:45

Microsoft has unveiled the results of a survey of business leaders on the topic of artificial intelligence. The findings are surprising, says Leonid Bershidsky.

AI Is getting better at writing fake news

2019-02-16 07:00

AI can now produce convincing-looking fake news, says Leonid Bershidsky.

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