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Persuasive AI could corrupt human behaviour, study suggests

Results reveal that AI-generated advice corrupts people, even when they know the source of the advice. In fact, AI’s corrupting force is as strong as humans”


Graduate’s AI robo-glove could help ‘millions’ boost muscle grip

An engineering graduate hopes to aid millions of people after helping create a robotic glove which uses artificial intelligence to boost muscle grip.

Seeing his aunt’s struggles with daily tasks such as drinking water or changing TV channel after loss of movement caused by multiple sclerosis led Ross O’Hanlon, 24, to produce the device.


New AI predicts inner feelings from radio signals

“With deep learning we’ve shown we can accurately measure emotions in a subject-independent way, where we can look at a whole collection of signals from different individuals and learn from this data and use it to predict the emotions of people outside of our training database.”


UK competition watchdog hints at algorithm regulation

Algorithms used to serve people suggested content, services and other options online can reduce competition and potentially harm consumers, a UK watchdog has warned.


Superintelligent AI would be impossible to control, study claims

The prospect of superintelligent machines escaping human control and running amok has haunted humanity for decades, ever since Alan Turing famously argued mere machines could conceivably demonstrate human-like intelligence.


NHSX deploys machine learning to improve coronavirus treatment

Artificial intelligence will be used in an effort to improve the treatment of coronavirus patients.

It is hoped that thousands of scans made available to hospitals will result in patients with Covid-19 receiving faster treatment, improved outcomes and shorter hospital stays.


Deepmind cracks 50-year-old protein folding problem, say researchers

A problem dating back five decades may have been cracked by artificial intelligence created by UK-based Deepmind, paving the way for faster development of treatments and drug discoveries.

The so-called “protein folding problem” has long been one of biology’s biggest challenges because there are so many of them and their 3D shapes are difficult to map out.

Almost all diseases, including cancer, dementia and even infectious diseases such as Covid-19, are related to the way these protein


Nvidia readies UK’s most powerful supercomputer

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has said it plans to build Britain’s fastest supercomputer that healthcare researchers can use to work on medical problems including Covid-19.

Nvidia, based in Santa Clara, California, said it will spend £40 million on the supercomputer, dubbed Cambridge-1, which will consist of 80 Nvidia systems and is expected to be online by the end of the year.


NASA taps Nvidia GPUs to predict solar flares with cutting-edge deep learning

NASA researchers have developed new deep learning techniques powered by Nvidia GPUs that can understand what’s happening beneath the sun’s surface and predict earth-damaging solar flares.

The intense heat created by our nearest star creates a boiling reaction which makes its surface bubbly. These bubbles (or granules) are visible when magnified through telescopic images and offer an indication of what’s happening beneath the sun’s outer layer.


AI cancer research centres in UK receive £50 million funding boost

Artificial intelligence capable of spotting deadly diseases like cancer is to receive a £50 million funding boost in a bid to speed up diagnosis times.

The extra cash is being awarded to three specialist centres based in Coventry, Leeds and London, delivering digital upgrades to pathology and imaging services across an additional 38 NHS trusts, the Department of Health and Social Care (DoH) said.


Microsoft’s latest eco-push: recycling data centre servers with the help of AI

Microsoft’s “green summer” just got even greener after the tech giant launched yet another ambitious environmental goal and a roadmap about how it plans to achieve it.

The 45-year-old tech company’s latest pledge is to eliminate waste for direct operations, products and packaging by 2030.

In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said the company recognised “the urgent need to protect the world’s ecosystems and reduce the carbon emissions that come from the creation, distribution and disposal of waste”.


Nvidia and University of Florida team up on 700-petaflop AI supercomputer

The University of Florida will soon house academia’s most powerful AI supercomputer following an agreement with chipmaker Nvidia to revamp its HiPerGator system with Nvidia’s latest HPC technology.

Nvidia claimed HiPerGator will deliver 700 petaflops of AI performance once it has been upgraded with the chipmaker’s latest DGX SuperPOD architecture — the tech behind Nvidia’s own supercomputer, Selene, which ranks seventh in Top500’s global supercomputer rankings.