From Charles Babbage to Alan Turing, Cambridge could be considered the birthplace of modern computing. Today, from the climate crisis to personalised medicine, we are applying AI to the world’s major challenges, exploring its ethical dimensions and collaborating with industry to ensure that our research has impact.

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Robot ‘chef’ learns to recreate recipes from watching food videos

05 Jun 2023

Researchers have trained a robotic ‘chef’ to watch and learn from cooking videos, and recreate the dish itself.

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It’s all in the wrist: energy-efficient robot hand learns how not to drop the ball

12 Apr 2023

Researchers have designed a low-cost, energy-efficient robotic hand that can grasp a range of objects – and not drop them – using just the movement...

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ChatGPT, we need to talk

05 Apr 2023

Since its public release, ChatGPT has experienced widespread adoption. Its role in education, however, remains a topic of contention. Two researchers...

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UK-US Summit for Democracy announces Cambridge team as joint winners of challenge to detect financial crime

31 Mar 2023

A Cambridge team has been announced as one of the winners of a prize to drive ‘innovation in privacy-enhancing technologies that reinforce democratic...

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Phone-based measurements provide fast, accurate information about the health of forests

07 Mar 2023

Researchers have developed an algorithm that uses computer vision techniques to accurately measure trees almost five times faster than traditional...

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Cinema has helped 'entrench' gender inequality in AI

13 Feb 2023

Study finds that just 8% of all depictions of AI professionals from a century of film are women – and half of these are shown as subordinate to men.

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Fitness levels accurately predicted using wearable devices – no exercise required

01 Dec 2022

Cambridge researchers have developed a method for measuring overall fitness accurately on wearable devices – and more robustly than current consumer...

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Co-author Dr Eleanor Drage testing the 'personality machine' built by Cambridge undergraduates.

Claims AI can boost workplace diversity are ‘spurious and dangerous’, researchers argue

10 Oct 2022

Research highlights growing market in AI-powered recruitment tools that claim to bypass human bias to remove discrimination from hiring.

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Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries

23 Aug 2022

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could help reduce charging times and prolong battery life in electric vehicles by...

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Example image of the 3D printer nozzle used by the machine learning algorithm to detect and correct errors in real time.

Algorithm learns to correct 3D printing errors for different parts, materials and systems

16 Aug 2022

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials...

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Cambridge research centre puts people at the heart of AI

12 Jul 2022

The University of Cambridge today launches a new research centre dedicated to exploring the possibilities of a world shared by both humans and...

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AI needs to serve people, science, and society

29 Apr 2022

Artificial intelligence offers great promise, but we must ensure it does not deepen inequalities. Professor Neil Lawrence and Jess Montgomery set out...

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