New perspectives required to create AI fit for humanity
As technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence have progressed, there has been considerable time and effort given to the ethics of this development.
The robotic recycler that can sort through our trash
Ever since Sir David Attenborough brought the environmental crisis caused by plastic waste to global attention, it's been an issue on everyone's lips.
AI makes a positive mark in image recognition and automation
Artificial intelligence (AI) has had a bad press. In the past two decades, this technology has gradually disrupted the world of employment as jobs have been decimated by its relentless march.
Are carebots the solution to the elderly care crisis?
Japan believes robots could help to care for people in ageing societies, and address the shortage of human carers. But can these 'carebots' really meet the needs of the elderly?
The high-tech highlights of CES 2019: the world’s biggest technology event
No techie’s calendar is complete without a spot at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Known as the world’s biggest technology conference, the show kicks off in Las Vegas every January and sets the scene for what we can expect from the industry in the year ahead.
Smart cities and AI: apocalypse or opportunity?
With worldwide spending on smart city technologies projected to reach $135bn by 2021, AI initiatives will need to be carefully thought through by governments and local authorities to avoid potential disasters in the long term.
The rise of the holographic effect
How a new generation of holographic displays are remixing old technologies with 21st Century applications.
Hotel tech is booming and it’s getting personal
The hotel industry is realising it has to be about more than just a place to stay – revenues are being driven by the ability to create great experiences and satisfy guests.
Humans and Technology: The Hybrid Generation
How will we communicate with the world by 2030, and how will technology change us as a society?
Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?
With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.