Small loads from internet connected devices all add up.

Our always-on devices turn out to consume a lot of power. Do I really need to connect my garage door to the Internet?
A few years ago I called Sanctuary Magazine “the best green shelter magazine available anywhere” (it still is). But Australia’s Alternative Technology Association has also published the much more hardcore Renew Magazine for 40 years. When I started reading it I could barely understand it and complained it was for nerds, but either I have finally started learning what this stuff […]
Small loads from internet connected devices all add up.

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk confirms he's building a FLEET of Starship rockets

Elon Musk is on a one-man mission to revolutionise the world. From PayPal to Tesla and Hyperloop, cavalier billionaire Musk is incorporating cutting-edge tech to transform lives. But Elon Musk’s most pioneering plan is SpaceX, which is now ramping up production of its Starship Hopper – set to take mankind to the moon, Mars and even beyond.
SpaceX completed assembly of the test-flight version of SpaceX’s Mars-colonising Starship vehicle in January.
SpaceX is doing simultaneous […]
SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk confirms he's building a FLEET of Starship rockets

Companies must embrace artificial intelligence without losing the human touch

However, as all their value, algorithms are no substitute for the essential qualities that make us human, and won’t be for a long time to come.
In this exclusive article Dr Stephen Simpson and Hugh Shields, founders of UK-based corporate performance consultancy Alpha Fortius, explain why it is now more important than ever before for managers to reassure their staff that they still have a place in the AI workplace. This can be achieved through behavioural change programmes, but not without a […]
Companies must embrace artificial intelligence without losing the human touch

Best Amazon Echo Prime Day Deals in the UK

Prime Day is on the way and we’re already on it to ensure you’re getting only the very best deals, especially where top of the line gadgets are concerned. After a new companion in the form of Alexa? Check out our frequently updated deals page for Amazon Echo products.
It’s how every corny apocalyptic movie starts, but we think it’s true that AI might just be taking over. Well, smart speakers, anyway. At the top of the food chain is probably the Amazon Echo, known for its soft-spoken, […]
Best Amazon Echo Prime Day Deals in the UK

These 4 Industries Are Leading the Way in Robotics Adoption

In late 2013, a significant event changed the state of the entire robotics industry. That was when Google opened up its robotics division and acquired a series of robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics (the two companies have since parted ways).
“Every investor started looking at robotics and thinking if Google is doing this huge investment there is something going on,” Fady Saad, co-founder of MassRobotics, a Boston-based non-profit devoted to escalating and incubating robotics […]
These 4 Industries Are Leading the Way in Robotics Adoption

Female voice assistants like Alexa promote idea that women are 'subservient'

A report by the UN suggests that these AI virtual assistants reinforce gender stereotypes, by portraying women as ‘subservient’
From Alexa to Siri, many of the most popular AI virtual assistants have female voices by default.
Now, a report by the UN suggests that these assistants reinforce gender stereotypes, by portraying women as ‘subservient’.
The report claims that the female voice make it appear that women are ‘obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers, available at the […]
Female voice assistants like Alexa promote idea that women are 'subservient'

Elon Musk, Tesla Bring Back Unlimited Supercharging Despite Sustainability Concerns

Elon Musk’s Tesla Cars used to offer free and unlimited supercharging but halted the service a few years ago due to sustainability issues.
However, the electric vehicle giant seems to be backtracking when it comes to this issue and is bringing back free unlimited supercharging to sell inventory cars. This, after the EV company upgraded the drivetrain of existing cars.
According to a report, unlimited supercharging used to be available in the initial phases of the Model S and Model X […]
Elon Musk, Tesla Bring Back Unlimited Supercharging Despite Sustainability Concerns

Pragmatic considerations for fostering reproducible research in artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence and deep learning methods hold great promise in the medical sciences in areas such as enhanced tumor identification from radiographic images, and natural language processing to extract complex information from electronic health records. Scientific review of AI algorithms has involved reproducibility, in which investigators share protocols, raw data, and programming codes. Within the realm of medicine, reproducibility introduces important challenges, including risk to […]
Pragmatic considerations for fostering reproducible research in artificial intelligence

How robots and your smart fridge can keep you out of a nursing home

For 40 years, Vicky and Kyle have lived in their suburban home. The house is where they’ve collected a lifetime of memories. Every square foot of their three-bedroom split-level is a monument to their shared life’s work. But the aging couple now finds this symbol of their shared success is becoming a challenge.
Vicky and Kyle’s unspoken strategy is divide and conquer. Kyle takes the lead on yard work, car maintenance and appliance repairs. He can still do most jobs around the house. But […]
How robots and your smart fridge can keep you out of a nursing home

Tesla slices prices on Models S and X as its stock plunges

Tesla has sliced the price of its two most expensive models after several Wall Street analysts questioned the demand for its cars.  The company on Monday cut $3,000 from the price of the Model S sedan and $2,000 from the Model X SUV.
The Model S now starts at $71,250 while the X starts at $71,950. The prices don’t include federal and state tax credits for electric-vehicle purchases.
Tesla wouldn’t say if slowing sales influenced its decision, but it said it periodically adjusts prices and […]
Tesla slices prices on Models S and X as its stock plunges