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Machine learning requires careful stewardship Royal Society

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The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK's science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the "careful stewardship" needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from data – benefit all in UK society.


Robot assaulted by drunk man helps arrest him The Independent

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A US man has been arrested for allegedly knocking over a security robot while drunk. The incident took place in a car park in Mountain View, California. The autonomous robot, called K5, suffered a number of scratches but is now back on patrol.


Recap from International Robotics Week

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It was the event we have worked towards since the founding of RoboValley: the International Robotics Week. Last week, we were able to show the whole world what RoboValley has built in the past years and what RoboValley stands for: connecting robots and people worldwide.


Trip planning: 35 remaining 2017 robotics-related events

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Whether for research, purchasing, education or in conjuncation with a family vacation, going to and attending robotics-related conferences and trade shows can provide real personal and business benefits, particularly when the venue is in a foreign location.


Now you can ride in a Google self-driving car NBC News

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After eight years of testing, Waymo is ready to go public: Google's autonomous vehicle spin-off is offering families in the Phoenix area the chance to try out its self-driving cars as part of a new pilot ride-sharing program.


Machine learning requires careful stewardship says Royal Society

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The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK's science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the "careful stewardship" needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from data – benefit all in UK society.


EU-funded robotics technology experiments present their work at Hannover Messe

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From 24 – 28 April, four ECHORD experiments will present their work at Hannover Messe, the world's biggest trade show. You can see the latest advances in EU-funded robotics technology development in Hall 17, stand C70, and get the chance to develop your own ideas with their on-site competition.


Eight ways machine learning is already in your life BBC

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Many people are unsure about exactly what machine learning is. But the reality is that it is already part of everyday life.


Apple documents offer first look at the tech giant's self-driving-car technology Business Insider

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Apple has developed an "Automated System" for self-driving cars, and the company is planning to put staffers through a training program to operate the vehicles ahead of testing on California roads.


Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 BBC News

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A consortium of British companies has unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The Driven group also plans to try out a fleet of autonomous vehicles between London and Oxford.