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Brexit: Pro-Leave Twitter bots played 'strategic role' in EU referendum result, says Oxford University study

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Bots and trolls are working together to spread propaganda and manipulate Twitter and Facebook users' political views, says a new study from the University of Oxford. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Brexit does not mean the UK missing the next artificial intelligence revolution

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Fundamentally the assumption here is will the EU actually lead any of the 4th Industrial innovation and will the UK be worse off for Brexit? Historically the EU has struggled to create competitors to Amazon, Google and new innovations are typically international in nature. Recent research on these issues of coordinated multiple countries agendas has proved burdensome and inefficient but I remain hopeful as a principle a cross boarder EU strategy can work as collectively it is the worlds largest market; but that said in practice is highly fragmented and national centric. The H2020 80 Billion Euro fund available till 2020 is one such issue that post Brexit period may see UK research move east and west as we seek other funding partners.


Self-driving cars or predictive policing: what scares you most about AI?

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The Royal Society doesn't have a quick fix. It recommends machine-learning students get a class in ethics to go along with their technical studies. It suggests that the UK government funds public engagement with researchers. What's beyond doubt is that machine learning is already all around us, and will grow in influence.


Queen's Speech: Government to announce plans for commercial space flights and ports for spaceships

The Independent

"The planned legislation will include measures to ensure drivers need register only once to make full use of the existing infrastructure." The DfT believes the new powers – to be outlined on Wednesday – will allow UK companies access to a wide range of new spaceflight, including vertically launched rockets, spaceplanes, satellite operation and spaceports. "Spotted volcano smoking away on Russia's far east coast this morning – heat has melted snow around top" Mt Cook centre left with the Grand Plateau to the front and Mt Tasman (3,497m) to the right of the Grand Plateau. He added: "The measures we outline this week will ensure our legal structures are ready for the high skill, highly paid jobs of the future, while backing the transport projects that will make journeys better for ordinary working people.


EU plans to protect citizens' privacy online amid threats of a crackdown by Theresa May

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


How AI is improving customer experience and loyalty in retail

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That means online retailers must find a way to offer excellent customer service in order to make the customer happy. Online virtual assistants or in-store virtual clerks can help customise the shopping experience. Through these technologies, customers have an omnichannel experience, as their online and offline worlds blend. Now is the time to invest in AI technology to meet customers demands, create unique experiences, and put your brand ahead of the rest.


Theresa May's internet clampdown will be a distraction from 'fragile' government situation, activists suggest

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


What is machine learning? - Information Age

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Machine learning is an automated process that enables software-based systems to analyse huge data sets and recognise patterns. Consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook have successfully adopted the technology, helping them to consistently improve their customer experience. Similar to the impact on global brands like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, machine learning has the ability to truly transform the retail industry with one word: personalisation. Enterprises will soon find machine learning at the heart of decision making in core business processing and automation, as bots increasingly take on tasks for IT and business processes.


The Papers: May backs Gove, Boris backs May

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The Daily Express and the Sun both focus on Boris Johnson's declaration of loyalty to Mrs May and his attempt to rally support for the prime minister - or, as the Sun's headline puts it: "Bojo - binning May is a no-no." The Guardian reports that Donald Trump's state visit to Britain is "on hold" after he told Mrs May that he didn't want to face large public protests. Google's artificial intelligence creation, Deep Mind, has beaten board game champions, mastered poker and taught itself to get around the London Underground. The Times reports that while Deep Mind can accurately recognise objects in photographs, it struggles when confronted with videos of activities such as slapping, falling on one's face or eating donuts - a particular passion of Homer's.


Did artificial intelligence influence Brexit and Trump win? Access AI

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Robert Mercer, co-owner of news organisation Breitbart allegedly directed his data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica to provide expert advice to Britain's Leave campaign. The strategy Cambridge Analytica shared with the Leave campaign involved harvesting data from people's Facebook and other social media profiles and using machine learning to "spread" through their networks. They were able to build a database of over a million people, based on Cambridge Analytica's advice, these people were then presented with highly individualised adverts. According to its website, the firm claims to have gathered psychological profiles, based on 5,000 separate pieces of data, about 220 million American citizens.