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BRITAIN’S RAF TO TRIAL AUTONOMOUS AIRBASE DELIVERY ROBOT (Service/Military - 2021-09 - Auto Futures)
Britain’s Royal Air Force will trial Kar-Go, an autonomous delivery vehicle, at its Brize Norton base. The futuristic-looking Kar-Go bot will deliver tools, equipment and supplies across the airfield.
MACHINE LEARNING SOFTWARE CAN TRANSLATE ENGLISH INTO CODE (Service/Programming - 2021-08 - The Verge)
AI research company OpenAI can translate English into code with its new machine learning software Codex, which is built on top of GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generation model.
LOW-CODE AND NO-CODE WON'T KILL DEVELOPER JOBS (Service/Programming - 2021-04 - ZDNet)
Developers specialize in innovation. Low-code and no-code won’t change that, but it will bring more people into the field of software development and help companies be more agile.
AI can help make manufacturers more efficient today; the future may be self-organizing factories (Manufacturing - 2020-09 - MIT Technology Review)
Using AI to simulate and optimize the operation of a manufacturing design, and eventually integrating AI technologies into real-time operation. The future may mean that a factory can self-organize itself to manufacture compleletely different products.
Covid-19 is accelerating job losses in an industry that was already automating work at a rapid pace (Service/Chatbox - 2020-05 - MIT Technology Review)
Organizations under pressure from the loss of staff due to COVID-19 are more willing to try automating their chat box. Advances in natural-language processing have improved with the latest generation of chatbots and voice-based agents being easier to build, faster to deploy, and more responsive to user inquiries.
Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with AI (Media/Journalism - 2020-05 - The Guardian)
Dozens of journalists, who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser, have lost their jobs after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software.
US Navy robot submarine would be able to kill without human control (Military - 2020-03 - New Scientist)
The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research is quietly developing armed robot submarines controlled by onboard AI. The vessels could potentially kill without explicit human control.
Cyber courts in China handle civil cases, using video chat for litigants and an AI 'judge' (Law/Law Court - 2020-01 - Shelly Palmer)
Some civil cases in China, such as online trade disputes, copyright cases, and e-commerce product liability claims, are being handled by a ‘cyber court’, which features an online interface with litigants appearing by video chat as an AI judge prompts them to present their cases. China’s first cyber court was established in 2017 in Hangzhou.
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