AI advance could make robots better at exploring

A computer program that can solve 1980s platform games could help improve robot intelligence.

Feb. 25, 2021 ~4 min

AI used to 'predict the next coronavirus'

Scientists use AI to tackle the puzzle of where a new coronavirus could emerge.

Feb. 16, 2021 ~4 min

Computer says go: Taking orders from an AI boss

As artificial intelligence systems get more prevalent, some of us already have computers as managers.

Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Elephants counted from space for conservation

Satellite imagery is being used to count elephants in a breakthrough that could aid conservation.

Jan. 21, 2021 ~2 min

DeepMind's AI agent MuZero could turbocharge YouTube

The successor to AlphaGo is being used to create a more efficient type of video compression.

Dec. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Thousands more back Dr Timnit Gebru over Google 'sacking'

Members of the researcher's AI ethics team have published a letter challenging the firm's account.

Dec. 8, 2020 ~6 min

DeepMind co-founder: Gaming inspired AI breakthrough

The discovery is expected to advance medical research in treating disease.

Dec. 2, 2020 ~6 min

One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI

The advance is expected to accelerate research into a host of human diseases, including Covid-19.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.

Nov. 27, 2020 ~4 min

How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things

Retailers are increasingly using AI to try to predict and encourage what customers purchase.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min