AI

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality And Retailers

Retail today looks completely different than it did five years ago, and five years from now it will look completely different than it does today. Technology is advancing at a pace that requires retailers to not just keep pace with these changes, but stay ahead of the adoption curve in order to remain competitive and… Read more »

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. The drug will be used to treat patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Typically, drug development takes about… Read more »

How AI is revolutionising DNA evidence

Developments in AI are revolutionising DNA evidence – but can we totally trust the machines?  Sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques are being developed to work out whether a DNA sample came directly from someone at a crime scene or was just innocently transferred. But could this technology introduce even more miscarriages of justice when even… Read more »

Google boss Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation

The head of Google and parent company Alphabet has called for artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated. Writing in the Financial Times, Sundar Pichai said it was “too important not to” impose regulation but argued for “a sensible approach”. He said that individual areas of AI development, like self-driving cars and health tech, required tailored… Read more »

The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own

Research productivity—the number of researchers it takes to produce a given result—is declining annually. Could AI make research faster and more productive, reviving areas that have become too expensive for businesses to pursue? This MIT Technology Review article looks at the way AI is reinventing the way we invent, the predictions for machine learning and… Read more »

Data Science: a short briefing from Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL

Image of 2019 in figures with robot and man

Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL and an expert in data, AI and AR/VR shares the first is  series of short postings: These days, if we are involved in research, policy or just trying to find evidence for good practice we need data science.       https://www.datasciencecentral.com Data Science Central is a site… Read more »

Innovating Pedagogy 2019 – OU Report

The Open University has released its Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report which covers the following themes. Playful learning Learning with robots Decolonising learning Drone-based learning Learning through wonder Action learning Virtual studios Place-based learning Making thinking visible Roots of Empathy Themes from previous reports Read and download the report here. http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions for 2019

Futurist Bernard Marr is predicting more hype around AI in 2019 as businesses and society increasingly realise its benefits and look to adopt it.  AI will become more pervasive as it becomes a more trusted technology and will initially create more jobs than it replaces. Read the full article here.

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »