2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots
Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart rundown.
Tech innovation is disrupting the news itself, says Reuters
The Reuters Digital News Report 2017 busts some myths and maps a fast-changing digital media landscape. The conclusion: algorithms now hold all the power, not journalists.
Computer vision: Can AI ever truly emulate the human brain?
Humans have long dreamed of a world whereby robots are used as to aid us in completing menial labour and house chores so we don’t have to. The problem is, it is very difficult to get a robot to move and navigate like a human because it doesn’t have our muscles and nerves, and more importantly, it doesn’t have our brain.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)
In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part I)
In the first of a two-part report, Chris Middleton looks at how organisations are innovating with artificial intelligence – and what the knock-on effects on our lives might be.
Kids and Content: The OnRamp for AI in The World of Media
The rise of digital platforms poses a fundamental problem for conventional content distributors, and is especially problematic for producers and distributors of children’s content. Kids move fast. They have few legacy behaviours to unlearn. They have time to explore new content options and friends pushing them to try new things. And there are many options ‘good enough’ to hold their attention.
Machines – The future of translation?
"For an appreciation of young front way filed" ... "It's nothing the types"..."swirl around the case of a patient in Cottbus" ...make sense to you? If you've ever clicked "Translate this" on a webpage or underneath a Facebook post, you might be rather sceptical about the idea of a machine being able to transform whole sentences from one language to another. Sure, it can replace one language's words with their corresponding words in another language, but can they make it make sense?