Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like. They have also shown that some people respond more adversely to human-like agents than others.
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A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.
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Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the 20th.
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In a new film, leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence – and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.
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A new Centre at the University of Cambridge will develop AI techniques to help address some of the biggest threats facing the planet.
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Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system.
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The University of Cambridge is joining with Microsoft to help tackle the problem of ‘brain drain’ in AI and machine learning research.
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