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25-Mar-2019 5:19 AM

A Quarter of Europeans Trust AI More Than Politicians

25-Mar-2019 5:19 AM

About a quarter of Europeans are so fed up with their leaders that they’d rather automate the political process and put robots in charge. In the U.K. and Germany, that rises to one in three people.But they don’t want to give robots and artificial intelligence total control — 70 percent of Europeans...

15-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Seeing Through a Robot's Eyes

15-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion. The web-based interface displays a 'robot's eye...

11-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk

11-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Researchers believe they have become the first to create an AI-controlled robotic limb driven by animal-like tendons that can even be tripped up and then recover within the time of the next footfall, a task for which the robot was never explicitly programmed to do.For a newborn giraffe or...

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

What Did We Learn at the New Work Summit?

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Technology and business writers from The Times participated in the New Work Summit last week in Half Moon Bay, Calif., which featured some of the top tech minds in the country. Over a day and a half, they engaged in spirited conversations about the relationship between artificial intelligence and...

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Business Leaders Set the A.I. Agenda

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Before the New Work Summit last week, The New York Times asked leaders who were participating in the conference to answer their choice of questions about technology. Their responses have been edited and condensed. What is the single most important step the tech community can take to instill trust...

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Amazon Bets on an Empathetic Alexa

3-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Alexa is multiplying. And that’s exactly what Amazon wants. The smart speaker assistant, which debuted four years ago with the tech company’s Echo device, has gone from a handy gadget for streaming music to a ubiquitous home tool, able to do everything from switching on the...

2-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

The A.I. Diet

2-Mar-2019 12:00 AM

Some months ago, I participated in a two-week experiment that involved using a smartphone app to track every morsel of food I ate, every beverage I drank and every medication I took, as well as how much I slept and exercised. I wore a sensor that monitored my blood-glucose levels, and I sent in a...