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A robot to zap ‘Darwin’s nightmare,’ the invasive lionfish

A robot to zap ‘Darwin’s nightmare,’ the invasive lionfish

The lionfish is an invasive species It’s also Darwin’s nightmare. In its native home of the Indo-Pacific, the lionfish is a fierce unrelenting predator. In the mid-1980s, exotic pets including lionfish became popular in the U.S. Scientists suspect pet owners eventually dumped their adult lionfish in the Atlantic. The lionfish now threatens ecosystems up and …

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A spongy robot hand with a sense of touch

A spongy robot hand with a sense of touch

Our hands are incredible. We use them to manipulate objects and to sense the world around us. That means the ideal prosthetic hand should be able to move and feel at the same time. This robotic hand was constructed by researchers from Cornell University to provide a sophisticated sense of touch. Its soft construction makes …

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Will A.I. Change Society? – Brought to you by Hyundai Motor Company

Will A.I. Change Society? – Brought to you by Hyundai Motor Company

We’re here at the Barbican centre in the AI: more than human exhibition. One of the key things about the artists in this show is they’ve come from different backgrounds and AI is the thing that’s really brought them all together. I always find working with AI and machine learning to be a very human …

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