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Humans may temporarily FORGET how to steer when self-driving cars hand back control

Daily Mail

'Many people have been doing research on paying attention and situation awareness. 'But, in addition, there is this physical change and we need to acknowledge that people's performance might not be at its peak if they haven't actively been participating in the driving.' Watch out, Uber! BMW seeks to be'coolest' ride-hailing firm... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... The car that means you'll never have to stop at a red light:... Watch out, Uber! BMW seeks to be'coolest' ride-hailing firm... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... The car that means you'll never have to stop at a red light:...


US Air Force experiments create 'supersoldiers' with enhanced mental skills by boosting brains with electric shocks

Daily Mail

Military scientists in the US have revealed a series of experiments designs to create'supersoldiers' with enhanced mental capabilities. The successful tests used electrical brain stimulators to enhance the mental skills of soldiers. It is hoped the research could lead to treatments for drone operators, air crews and others in demanding roles. The successful tests at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio used electrical brain stimulators to enhance the mental skills of soldiers. It is hoped the research could lead to treatments for drone operators, air crews and others in demanding roles.


Researchers find intelligent people have 'more efficient' brain connections even at rest

Daily Mail

Tuning inside the brain is the difference between normal and super smart people, researchers have found. They say general cognitive ability may be the result of a'well-tuned brain network' - and may even be able to develop to tune up the mind of those less intelligent. They found the brains of those with higher intelligence were extremely similar at rest and while carrying out tasks. Researchers say general cognitive ability may be the result of a'well-tuned brain network' - and say they may even be able to develop a way to tune up the mind of those less intelligent. 'Specifically, we found that brain network configuration at rest was already closer to a wide variety of task configurations in intelligent individuals,' the Rutgers University team wrote in The Journal of Neuroscience.


Artificial intelligence shown to spot early signs of a tumour with 92% accuracy

Daily Mail

Computers could soon be helping to diagnose cancer in patients with the help of artificial intelligence that has been trained to spots the early signs of the disease. An AI machine capable of accurately diagnosing breast cancer 92 per cent of the time has been developed by researchers. While it is still not quite as good as human specialists – who are correct 96 per cent of the time – it suggests that AI could soon be used to speed up and improve cancer screening. Scientists have used machine learning to create an artificial intelligence system capable of diagnosing breast cancer from lymph node biopsies with 92 per cent accuracy (cancer cells in a lymph node pictured). When combined with a human pathologist this accuracy increased to 99.5 per cent The system was developed by computer scientists at Harvard Medical School gave a machine learning algorithm slides of lymph nodes from breast cancer patients.


Brits predict how technology will take over our lives in the next 20 years

Daily Mail

Twenty years ago mobile phones had huge aerials and drones were little more than science fiction. Yet, in another 20 years, robots could outnumber human beings, drones will deliver pizzas to our doors and doctors' appointments could be conducted by virtual reality, according to a new survey. Our clothes could also be permanently connected to the internet, flights into space could be routine and spare organs will be printed on demand. The survey, which was conducted by YouGov and surveyed 2,000 people, marks the start of London Technology Week 2016 The results identify healthcare as one of the key industries for change. Respondents predicted that they will no longer visit the doctor when they get ill but will instead consult their GP from home using virtual reality technology.