Treating cancer, stopping violence… How AI protects us – BBC News

BBC News Treating cancer, stopping violence… How AI protects usBBC News… robotic carbon dioxide and light traps to collect some of the insects. DNA from the mosquitoes, and the animals they have bitten, can then be analysed using machine learning … Read More

Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law – BBC News

BBC News Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy lawBBC NewsA UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured … Read More

Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete – BBC News

The London Economic Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concreteBBC NewsThe researchers say that the long-term exposure to sea water helped these crystals to keep on growing over time, reinforcing the concrete and preventing cracks from developing. “Contrary to the principles … Read More

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app – BBC News

BBC News Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams appBBC NewsGoogle’s DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when … Read More

Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny – BBC News

BBC News Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutinyBBC NewsA deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build … Read More

SXSW 2017: Disney ‘not in the business of scaring kids!’ – BBC News

SXSW 2017: Disney ‘not in the business of scaring kids!’BBC NewsJon Snoddy, the company’s senior Vice President for research and development, explained how soon you’ll be able to interact with story-telling robots at Disney parks. “I think AI [artificial intelligence] … Read More

Budget 2017: Funds for robotics and 5G research – BBC News

Budget 2017: Funds for robotics and 5G researchBBC News“We lost our best machine learning group to Amazon just recently,” commented Prof Noel Sharkey, a robotics expert at the University of Sheffield. “The money means there will be more resources for … Read More