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Cybersecurity: is the office coffee machine watching you?

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Troubled by something deeply unethical going on at work? Or maybe you're plotting to leak sensitive information on the company that just sacked you? Either way, you best think twice before making your next move because an all-seeing artificial intelligence might just be analysing every email you send, every file you upload, every room you scan into – even your coffee routine.


Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at warehouse equipped with advanced robotics

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Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs as it opens a new warehouse in Warrington where staff will work alongside the online retail giant's robots.


The race to build the world's first sex robot

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In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations' factory in San Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her shoulder blades.


Amazon unveils Echo Look, a selfie camera to help you choose what to wear

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Amazon has unveiled the Echo Look, a new voice-controlled selfie camera pitched as the ultimate bedroom companion that allows AI assistant Alexa to give you fashion tips and tell you what to wear.



FaceApp apologises for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skintone

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The creator of an app which changes your selfies using artificial intelligence has apologised because its "hot" filter automatically lightened people's skin.


Google acts against fake news on search engine

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Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of "fake news" on its search engine with new tools allowing users to report misleading or offensive content, and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm.


Google's Waymo invites members of public to trial self-driving vehicles

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Google's self-driving car spin-off, Waymo, is opening up its vehicles to members of the public for the first time.


Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

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In a little over two years, a fleet of driverless cars will make its way from Oxford to London, completing the entire journey from start to finish without human intervention, including on urban streets and motorways.