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First steps towards the touch robot

Using a relatively simple system - a mannequin's arm with pressure sensors, connected to a computer - researchers have succeeded in getting it to recognize sixty percent of all touches.

Oct 24th, 2016

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Robot law - forging a new legal discipline

What happens to privacy when drones are deployed by police? What place do agbots (agricultural robots) have in ensuring food security? Whither the legal profession now that robots are performing legal tasks overseas?

Oct 6th, 2016

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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

A panel of academics and industry thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city and spark discussion about how to ensure the safe, fair, and beneficial development of these rapidly developing technologies.

Sep 22nd, 2016

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Machine learning in a quantum world

From self-driving cars and IBM's Watson to chess engines and AlphaGo, there is no shortage of news about machine learning, the field of artificial intelligence that studies how to make computers that can learn. Recently, parallel to these advances, scientists have started to ask how quantum devices and techniques might aid machine learning in the future.

Sep 17th, 2016

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