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M3GAN primer: Horror’s newest nightmare?

M3GAN primer: Horror’s newest nightmare?

Is James Wan’s upcoming horror film M3GAN set to be a blockbuster hit or is it just too weird? We give our thoughts on the trailer
MANIFF 2021: Origin of the Species

MANIFF 2021: Origin of the Species

Origin of the Species follows the efforts of making robots and androids human-like. But will this ever be truly possible?
Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Aileen Loftus reads Klara and the Sun, the latest title by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro
AI in Teaching

AI in Teaching

Artificial intelligence is beginning to impact every aspect of our lives, and our studies are no different. This week, Zain Alden explores how this technology will change the experience of future students
Women and STEM in the media

Women and STEM in the media

Mhairi Finlayson spoke at this years Women in Media conference about being a woman in STEM and how STEM research can be applied in media
Education and AI: tackling climate change

Education and AI: tackling climate change

How AI and education can be used to stunt the further development of humankind’s greatest adversary: climate change
Deepfakes and doctored videos: the new era of political propaganda

Deepfakes and doctored videos: the new era of political propaganda

Nimo Omer argues that deepfakes are a small part of a wider problem that we have with lies and deception in society
One more data revolution should be nipped in the bud

One more data revolution should be nipped in the bud

At the AAAS annual conference, Dr Allen describes the perils of using machine learning to analyse data in experimental science
UoM student wins prestigious undergraduate award

UoM student wins prestigious undergraduate award

We look at Cristian Bodnar’s work in artificial intelligence and machine learning that won him a prestigious award by the Global Undergraduate Summit.
The world’s largest supercomputer is here

The world’s largest supercomputer is here

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer switched on for the first time. With 1 million processors, it aims to unlock the secrets of the human brain
Future on Trial: AI and superbugs

Future on Trial: AI and superbugs

As part of the Manchester Science Festival, a court-room style debate occurred with, the two topics for discussion being artificial intelligence and superbugs
Art and Artificial Intelligence: The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy

Art and Artificial Intelligence: The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy

Krishan Jethwa examines the debate surrounding the relationship between Art and Artificial Intelligence, following the controversial sale of an AI portrait
Robot scientist aids drug-resistant malaria treatment discovery

Robot scientist aids drug-resistant malaria treatment discovery

AI robot, Eve, helped researchers at The University of Manchester and Cambridge to find that a toothpaste ingredient is effective against a drug-resistant malaria parasite

£17.3m awarded for robotics research in UK universities

Government announces pledge to fund research into robotics at UK universities, including the University of Manchester, as part of their Digital Strategy

The NHS needs a digital healthcare revolution

Artificial intelligence is just one of the ground-breaking technologies that could transform NHS healthcare

Is our pursuit of A.I. as intelligent as we think?

With artificial intelligence becoming more and more sophisticated, Ed John fears that we are undermining human experience

‘Robot scientist’ could speed up search for new drugs

Scientists say that an artificially intelligent robot could help discover new drugs to combat tropical diseases

Cambridge to begin ‘Terminator Studies’

Academics at the University of Cambridge will open a new centre to study potential human “extinction” risks

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