AI systems might help solve some of the greatest challenges we face. How do we maximise the promise and prepare for this future?

Cambridge appoints first DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning

18 September 2019

Following an international search, Professor Neil Lawrence has been appointed as the inaugural DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at Cambridge...

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Young leaders from UK and Latin America tackle future at Shaping Horizons

11 September 2019

More than 100 future leaders from the UK and Latin America have gathered at the University of Cambridge to discuss the future of work and...

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AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

03 September 2019

Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm that predicts the outcome of chemical reactions with much higher accuracy than trained...

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Women in STEM: Dr Anita Faul

08 August 2019

Dr Anita Faul is a Teaching Associate at the Cavendish Laboratory and a Fellow of Selwyn College, where she specialises in algorithms. Here, she...

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Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

07 August 2019

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new...

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Women in STEM: Maria Skoularidou

18 July 2019

Maria Skoularidou is a PhD candidate in the MRC Biostatistics Unit. Here, she tells us about her work in the emerging field of probabilistic...

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A robot arm picking lettuces

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

08 July 2019

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed...

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Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

01 July 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling...

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Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

20 May 2019

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers...

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