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Pigeons identify breast cancer 'as well as humans' - BBC News

2020-01-24 3,019

A study finds that pigeons, with training, can identify breast cancer in mammagrams just as accurately as human experts.
Artificial intelligence school inspections face resistance - BBC News

2017-12-21 1,974

The National Association of Head Teachers criticises plans to use algorithms to help rate schools.
AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis' - BBC News

2019-02-16 1,535 machinelearning bigdata

Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.
Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands - BBC News

2018-01-23 1,107

The automated freight train can travel 100km without driver intervention.
Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power - BBC News

2018-01-24 950 AI

The head of tech giant Microsoft says faster machines are needed to solve difficult computing problems.
Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time - BBC News

2020-01-30 587 artificialintelligence HealthTech Healthcare TechNews digitalhealth

A British start-up has developed a new drug much more quickly than traditional methods by using AI.
CES 2018: When will AI deliver for humans? - BBC News

2018-01-09 462

Rory takes a look at some of the robots on show in Las Vegas and asks whether they are fit for purpose.
UK think tanks hacked by groups in China, cyber-security firm says - BBC News

2018-03-01 351

A cyber-security firm says think tanks were "very aggressively" targeted by China-based groups last year.
Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works? - BBC News

2018-06-14 338 DeepLearning AI BigData ArtificialIntelligence

"Deep learning" algorithms are becoming so complex their creators don't understand how they work.
CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased - BBC News

2018-01-12 321

A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.
Researchers: Are we on the cusp of an ‘AI winter’? - BBC News

2020-01-12 252 MachineLearning ArtificialIntelligence aiwinter

AI researchers admit that the hype around AI may be cooling off once again.
AI system 'should be recognised as inventor' - BBC News

2019-08-01 227 ArtificialIntelligence machinelearning

Two patent filings seek to set a precedent by naming an AI as their inventor.
Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good' - BBC News

2018-04-15 219 artificialintelligence AI

Artificial intelligence must never be given powers to hurt or deceive people. a parliamentary report says.
The US-China fight over AI: 'We're over-reacting' - BBC News

2019-11-12 212

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.
Artificial intelligence apps, Parkinson’s and me - BBC News

2019-12-06 197 artificialintelligence

Rory Cellan-Jones enrols in a trial that might eventually help him tackle the disease's symptoms.
AI needs more health data if it's to help cure the world - BBC News

2019-06-28 197 BigData

Artificial intelligence could help tackle many of the world's health problems, experts say.
Tech Tent: Will AI and Blockchain be game-changers? - BBC News

2017-10-21 196

On the tech podcast this week, Rory looks at how Google's Deep Mind program continues to improve.
AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn - BBC News

2018-02-21 195 CyberSecurity

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.
Can a computer fool you into thinking it is human? - BBC News

2019-09-25 191

Chatbots are increasingly common on and off line, but does it matter if their voices aren't real?
Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI - BBC News

2020-02-21 184 drugresistance HealthTech TechNews

Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria.