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House of Lords' Report say UK could lead the way on ethical AI

A new report from the House of Lords says that the UK is well positioned to become a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). The wider adoption of AI and the UK’s position within this market could provide a significant boost to the economy going forward.

The report AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?, suggests that the best way forward is to put ethics at the centre of AI development.According to the Chairman of the Committee, Lord ...

A device that can 'hear' your internal voice?

Researchers at MIT have created a wearable device, called AlterEgo, that can read people’s minds when they use their internal voice. So, while they appear to be silent to the outside world they are able to control devices and ask queries without speaking.

On the front line

According to the National Cyber Security Centre criminal online attacks against UK firms were on the increase last year.

Rushing towards autonomous vehicles

News that video from the self-driving car crash, in which a US pedestrian was killed, suggests a ‘catastrophic failure’ of the technology being used by Uber raises some serious questions not only for the company but for everyone involved in autonomous vehicles.

Time flies and after 23 years, it’s time to move on

When I started covering this industry as a reporter with Electronics Times in 1980, we were getting excited about things like the Intel 80286, which integrated 134,000 transistors and was produced on a 1.5µm process. We saw the beginning of the PC era with the launch of the IBM PC and Japan threatening to dominate the electronics industry.

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