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3D-printing is helping to restore the world’s destroyed heritage sites

Monuments that stand as physical reminders of the ancient world and give insights into how our ancestors lived are being destroyed. In 2015, militant group ISIS reduced some of the oldest and most treasured world heritage sites to rubble. The al-Lat Lion, which stood in…

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Robot inventors are on the rise. But are they welcomed by the patent system?

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of performing tasks that have historically required human ingenuity, such as composing musicals, conducting orchestras, generating innovative ideas and drafting patent applications. This progress has the potential to improve efficiency and make savings across all industries. But as detailed in…

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This gadget makes any room ‘smart’

Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet of Things. The plug-in sensor package they’ve developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light,…

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9 top names in tech give their view on the rise of robots

  In fulfilment centers around the US, thousands of tiny orange robots sort packages for Amazon. In a California factory, red, multi-armed machines assemble Tesla’s electric vehicles of the future. This is the world the tech industry is creating. According to most available data, the…

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The robots shouldn’t be stopped, but we need to keep things fair

  Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently took exception to current US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s views on “artificial intelligence” (AI) and related topics. The difference between the two seems to be, more than anything else, a matter of priorities and emphasis. Mnuchin takes…

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