‘Robolawyers’ among futuristic ideas backed by £10m innovation fund

Pioneer awards, for projects ranging from AI, to ageing and clean growth, will ‘release innovators from red tape’How can you design an ethical robot lawyer? What regulations are needed for flying taxis? These are some of the questions the British gover…

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Germany launches world’s first autonomous tram in Potsdam

The Guardian goes for a ride on the new AI-driven Combino vehicle developed by SiemensNorbert Gresing shook his head as two teenage boys, deep in conversation and wearing earplugs, stepped out in front of his tram.“This is the type of situation I face …

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Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: ‘We’re going towards a more divided society’

The technology could vastly improve lives, the economist says – but only if the tech titans that control it are properly regulated. ‘What we have now is totally inadequate’It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the gri…

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