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Dyson has a few new products it’s revealing today, including the latest Pure Cool line of purifying fans....

Uber self-driving trucks are now moving cargo for Uber Freight customers

Uber’s autonomous trucks are now doing actual work for customers via Uber Freight, Uber’s commercial cargo shipping on-demand...

For artificial intelligence to thrive, it must explain itself

SCIENCE fiction is littered with examples of intelligent computers, from HAL 9000 in “2001: A Space Odyssey” to Eddie in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide...

Computer programs recognise white men better than black women

SOFTWARE that recognises faces has bounded ahead in recent years, propelled by a boom in a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning...

Making anaesthesia safer by tracking brain activity

AROUND 1936 three neurologists at Harvard Medical School raided the medicine cabinet, filling their boots with morphine, barbiturates, ethers and even cobra venom....

Finding more time to detect a tsunami

TSUNAMI are terrible things. And part of their terror lies in their unpredictability. Even when a submarine earthquake that may cause one is...

The ramifications of a new type of gene

WHAT’S a gene? You might think biologists had worked that one out by now. But the question is more slippery than may at...

Making quantum computers reliable – Computer science

CALCULATING machines that run on quantum bits (known as qubits, for short) are, by some accounts, the future of computation. Quantum computers have...

Using domestic animals to make human organs

TAKE the fertilised egg of a pig. From each cell in the resulting embryo cut out a gene or genes that promote the...

A new method to find the time of death shows promise

AN EXAMPLE of the far reach of artificial intelligence (AI) is provided by a recent study in forensic science by Roderic Guigó of...
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