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AI detects almost 100% of spam on Facebook …

Finally Facebook has come under scrutiny the past few months for its privacy policy and inability to remove all the spam and hate speech, new methods have had to quickly been adopted. It is now using an AI tool called Rosetta which can detect images and texts that violate Facebook’s community standards, enhancing our experience

World’s first autonomous tram launched right here in Potsdam

The world’s first autonomous tram, developed by a team of 50 experts, was launched in Potsdam. With its radars, lasers and camera sensors, the tram responds to trackside signals and brakes when it spots an emergency hazard.   The tram is not the only autonomous vehicle to be launched, with other commercial trails happening in cities

Flying into the Future …

We may not have got flying cars in 2015 as predicted in Back to the Future, but Uber have announced they want to implement sky taxis in our cities in two years times. Although it seems very ambitious, UberAir have announced models of their on-demand air vehicles, which can travel at speeds of 150 to

Créative Technologie solves 95% of motion sickness …

Over 30 million people in Europe suffer from chronic travel sickness, and so Citroen have developed a pair of glasses which eliminates this problem. SEETROEN glasses are made up of 4 rings – left and right along the frontal axis and front and back of the sagittal axis – with each ring containing a moving

17,000 Walmart stores to incorporate VR in staff training …

All Walmart employees will now be required to use virtual reality in their training. The stimulations will help staff get a better understanding of physical situations and scenarios which are hard to recreate otherwise, such as the rush of Black Friday. Walmart is putting 17,000 VR headsets in its US stores for training Walmart will

Discovering life in the past with technology of today …

Ruins of ancient civilisations buried underneath the water could soon be brought to life for the public. Museums are already implementing augmented reality to immerse visitors in history. Now, researchers are taking this one step further by using AR underwater. QR codes are being placed on the seabed over ancient relics so divers can be

Algorithms have saved 6000 people needing kidney transplants …

What was a complex, lengthy process has now been transformed by AI. Algorithms can now match donors with those needing a kidney transplant, making the process easier, quicker, and most importantly life-saving. Read more about the great approach here. How AI changed organ donation in the US Thanks to machine learning, many more people now

Battle of the retailers …

Retailers which dominate the market place like Amazon and Walmart offer customers endless choice at cheap prices, which many other brands can’t compete with. However, this is starting to change with two new trends emerging – the offering of hyper personalised products, or anonymous products which follow a ‘one size fits all’ policy. Have a

AI to take to the skies …

With 10 million planes now in the sky, the aerospace industry is now considering how artificial intelligence can be use to tackle overcrowded skies, help pilots during difficult weather conditions and assist in the pilot shortage. Boeing has set up two new offshoots in order to investigate the AI possibilities further. Read more about it

Leak-detecting robotics could save up to 20% of clean water …

Each day around 20% of clean water produced in the world is lost due to leaky pipes which can lead to more serious, damaging problems. However a new robotic called Lighthouse (which has also just won the 2018 James Dyson award) can travel through pipes, detecting leaks via suction and recording the information which can