Connected Conservation expands globally in bid to save endangered wildlife

Technology that's dramatically reduced rhino poaching in a South African game reserve could be used to help other threatened species across the world, as conservationists look for new ways to stop poachers before they can reach wildlife. Dimension Data and Cisco first introduced its Connected Conversation effort in 2015, using a mixture of sensors, CCTV,…

European Commission sets out 7 requirements of Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has called for human oversight and transparency in artificial intelligence-based systems in order to ensure the technology is “trustworthy”. AI technology must also not discriminate, be fair and respect the data privacy of users if it is to be deemed trustworthy by authorities in the EU. The Commission has published seven essential…

Academic calls for more AI designers from minority backgrounds

More female, black or ethnic minority computer designers are needed to make artificial intelligence like driver-less cars more inclusive, an academic has said. Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley said progress was being spearheaded by white, male, middle-class computer engineers. That can show itself through sensors which find it harder to detect black hands than white, the lecturer…

Wingate and Finchley’s FC Artificial Intelligence coach earns draw in landmark game

Wingate and Finchley FC have seen the first results of their move to incorporate artificial intelligence into the coaching set-up with a 1-1 draw in the Isthmian League Premier Division. Earlier in the year, the north London side announced their decision to use the Amazon Echo system, and it debuted in the relegation clash against…

AI could cut chest X-ray process time, claims University of Warwick

Researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system they claim can spot abnormalities in chest X-rays and speed up the processing of screenings. The software uses computer vision to recognise radiological abnormalities in X-rays and then suggest how quickly these should be reported by a radiologist. The research from the University of Warwick claims the…