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Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019

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A consortium of British companies has unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019.


How a family's dogs were saved from a fiery death

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Christophe Deschamps was watching a basketball game with his wife and three children when he received an alert on his smartphone.


Artificial intelligence: How to avoid racist algorithms

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There is growing concern that many of the algorithms that make decisions about our lives - from what we see on the internet to how likely we are to become victims or instigators of crime - are trained on data sets that do not include a diverse range of people.


The next Harry Potter words to join the dictionary?

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Quidditch - the game played by Harry Potter - is now magically appearing in the Oxford Dictionaries, joining that other Potter term "muggle". But what other words dreamed up by author JK Rowling are on the cusp of gaining official recognition?


UK jobless rate remains at 4.7% as wage growth stalls

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The UK unemployment rate has remained at 4.7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show.


AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition

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An artificial intelligence program has beaten a team of six poker players at a series of exhibition matches in China.


Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine

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Ford is giving its newest cars a virtual assistant. The automaker has teamed up with Amazon to integrate its Alexa software.


Garden Bridge deal was close to collapse in December

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London's controversial Garden Bridge project came close to collapse last year, it has emerged.


Driverless shuttle bus to be tested by public in London

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Members of the British public are getting their first extended trial of a driverless shuttle bus.