Tag Archives: Science and technology

10Nov/17

Tech stars split over AI: threat or salvation?

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic at a web summit in Portugal, with scientists warning of the risks of creating powerful autonomous machines that are smarter than we are. Emily Wither reports. Continue reading

31Oct/17

BOJ governor laughs off face recognition technology to predict policy changes

TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (​TV TOKYO) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday (October 31) laughed off the notion that researchers can use artificial intelligence to analyse his facial expressions and predict changes in monetary policy.
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11Sep/17

Passive polygraph takes lie detection into 21st Century

Seattle-based SilverLogic Labs have developed what they call a ‘passive polygraph’, basically a hi-tech version of the lie detector test. Francis Maguire has more. Continue reading

28Apr/17

Humanoid robot aims to be affordable home help

Roboticists from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) say their R1 robot is an affordable domestic helper able to perform simple service tasks around the home.

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03Apr/17

Mobileye founder’s vision for other company

Fresh off the $15 billion sale of his autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye to Intel, Amnon Shashua’s next start-up, OrCam, uses similar computer vision technology to help the visually impaired. Laura Frykberg reports Continue reading

19Mar/17

Renewable energy storage gets boost from Namibian meteorite

Meteorite fragments could be used as a high performing catalyst to help store renewable energy cheaply and efficiently, according to Swiss scientists. Amy Pollock reports.
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10Dec/16

2016 Nobel Prize winners awarded in Sweden

This year’s Nobel Prize winners in the field of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economics receive their awards at a royal ceremony in Stockholm. Gavino Garay reports. Continue reading

06Dec/16

French astronaut Pesquet speaks to schoolchildren from the International Space Station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency takes part in a live in-flight event aboard the International Space Station, spinning a globe and describing the orbital craft’s journey over Earth.

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