Inaccessibility is a huge issue for the disabled and, for many, technology has been the answer to making the world more accessible. Social media users are used to seeing viral videos of what appears to be groundbreaking technology designed for ultimate accessibility. A wheelchair that can climb stairs, a lift mechanism that allows the disabled …

Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on robotics in Q3 2020, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweeted terms are the trending industry discussions happening on Twitter by key individuals (influencers) as tracked by the platform. 1. Artificial Intelligence – 5,981 mentions The possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) exceeding human performance …

Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa to make decisions for you? Perhaps you asked it what new movies have good reviews, or to recommend a cool restaurant in your neighbourhood. Artificial intelligence and virtual assistants are constantly being refined, and may soon be making appointments for you, offering medical advice, …

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing – algorithm. In the most general sense, an algorithm is a series of instructions telling a computer how to transform a set of facts about the world into useful …

Operational resiliency is key as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how companies will do business next year. There are nine top strategic technology trends that businesses should plan for in 2021 as the pandemic continues, according to Gartner’s analysts. Their findings were presented on Monday at the virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Americas conference, which runs …

From self-driving cars, to digital assistants, artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming an integral technology in our lives today. But this same technology that can help to make our day-to-day life easier is also being incorporated into weapons for use in combat situations. Weaponised AI features heavily in the security strategies of the US, China …

In the 1970s, the late mathematician Paul Cohen, the only person to ever win a Fields Medal for work in mathematical logic, reportedly made a sweeping prediction that continues to excite and irritate mathematicians — that “at some unspecified future time, mathematicians would be replaced by computers.” Cohen, legendary for his daring methods in set theory, …

Artificial intelligence seems to be making enormous advances. It has become the key technology behind self-driving cars, automatic translation systems, speech and textual analysis, image processing and all kinds of diagnosis and recognition systems. In many cases, AI can surpass the best human performance levels at specific tasks. We are witnessing the emergence of a …

Computer graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. said today the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking is using its accelerated computing platforms and architecture to build four new supercomputers that will propel Europe to the forefront of supercomputing research. EuroHPC is a joint collaboration among governments and the European Union aimed at building one of the world’s most advanced supercomputing …

Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) startup BlackSwan Technologies has raised $28m in a Series A funding round. The Israel-based company said it will use the capital injection to fund new hires, develop new AI applications and drive growth. Investors Prytek, FinTLV and MS&AD Ventures led the funding round. BlackSwan Technologies also announced the wider launch of …