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Zipline blood delivery drone applies for US trial

<b>Drone delivery firm Zipline has revealed a new aircraft that it says will let it make up to 500 deliveries every day.</b><p>Zipline operates a commercial service delivering blood supplies in Rwanda.<p>The new drone weighs 20kg (44lb) and can carry 1.75kg of cargo. It can drop its delivery to an area about …

Drones
APIs

ABA releases open banking response

The Australian Bankers’ Association has made a submission to Treasury’s review of open banking, arguing consideration needs to be made for the …

Open Data

Power of Artificial Intelligence to Shape the Future of Trading

Artificial Intelligence (AI), which enables machines to display intelligence at par with the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other …

Artificial Intelligence

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Capital One's new browser extension is a great example of common-sense fintech innovation

The new browser extension aims to help customers avoid one of the biggest problems cardholders face: fraud.It works by detecting when a user is on a …

Common Sense

EU Open Banking is not just for banks

Or maybe the headline should really read EU PSD2, open access APIs are not just for banks and the fi...

Banking

Singapore bank sets up unit to drive in-house AI development

OCBC Bank will kickstart the new unit with a S$10 million investment over three years, with the aim to embed artificial intelligence technologies …

Australia’s Open Banking era

The recent Open Banking report specifically mentions the UK’s work on the EU’s Second Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and recommends the country’s …

Starling and TrueLayer integrate for open banking

45 minutes ago | 257 views | 0<p>Upstart challengers continue to lead the way in the UK's open banking space, as API specialist TrueLayer integrates …

Outlay 2018 open banking hackathon is coming to Dublin

Can open data hackers bring new perspective to B2B and consumer?<p>Europe’s first TSYS and Bank of Ireland open data/open banking hackathon Outlay 2018 …

Publicis.Sapient supports Lloyds towards open banking

The era of open banking has arrived, with the CMA/PSD2 driven initiative going live on 13 January 2018, further accelerating the digital business …

Banking

HSBC hopes to launch ‘open banking’ app within months

HSBC will launch a new app that centralises information about customers’ accounts — even those held with rival lenders — as early as next month, …

Banking

Google is opening up Maps so game developers can create the next Pokémon Go

The first wave of games includes Jurassic World and The Walking Dead<p>There’s been a wave of location-based mobile games announced recently, based on everything from <i>The Walking Dead</i> to <i>Jurassic World</i>. It turns out these games have more in common than just timing: they’re all powered by Google Maps. …

Jurassic World

What happens when AI meets robotics?

<b>Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own.</b><p>The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field.<p>The University of Texas, Austin team is incorporating artificial intelligence into …

Robotics

Self-flying air taxi lifts off in New Zealand

<b>A firm funded by Google founder Larry Page has unveiled an electric, self-flying air taxi that can travel at up to 180 km/h (110mph).</b><p>It can do 100 km on a single charge, and it takes off and lands vertically.<p>It will eventually be available to customers as a service "similar to an airline or a …

New Zealand

Rollerskating robot to the rescue

Researchers in Zurich are teaching a robot how to balance on wheels attached to its four legs.<p>The goal is to help it complete search and rescue missions and other tasks in less time.

Skating

Open Technology Foundation launches free APIs to make banking easier

The Open Technology Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, has launched Open Banking Nigeria open source APIs, in a bid to drive innovation and …

The bank as a technology company - is this the future of financial services?

The banking sector is currently going through one of the most fundamental changes since the creation of the internet. With more competition from …

BBVA unleashes “world’s biggest fintech competition”

BBVA has launched its Open Talent – the “world’s biggest fintech competition” – as it hunts out ideas from anywhere across the globe.<p>“This year we …

Startups

Open banking means keeping up with fintechs

The Australian government is introducing ‘open banking’ to give citizens what it says is greater access to and control over their banking data.

DevOps

Could India’s FinServ Market Be Primed For Open Banking?

PSD2 opened the floodgates for open banking across Europe and the U.K. While the U.S. hasn’t had such regulatory pressure, signs that banks are …

Administrative Law

AI finds novel way to beat classic Q*bert Atari video game

<b>Atari video game Q*bert has been beaten by an Artificial Intelligence program, which exploited a loophole that had never previously been discovered.</b><p>The AI program used trial and error to uncover a quirk in the game's code that let it score a huge amount of points.<p>No human player of Q*bert is …

Artificial Intelligence

AutoSaw: Robot carpenter makes custom furniture

<b>Researchers have repurposed existing robotic technology so it is able to create custom wooden furniture, a move they say will greatly improve safety.</b><p>The team at the Massachusetts' Institute of Technology (MIT) modified existing technology, including the popular vacuuming robot Roomba, to create the …

Robotics

New algorithm lets AI learn from mistakes, become a little more human

An AI That Looks Back<p>In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that learns better. Their …

AI has entered the business world. What happens next?

Confessions of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Optimist An Interview with MIT’s Andrew McAfee

<i>In this interview with BCG, McAfee focuses on “machine,” the rise of artificial intelligence. McAfee is a big booster of most things digital, but</i> …

The Build-or-Buy Dilemma in AI

The BCG Henderson Institute is The Boston Consulting Group’s internal think tank, dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from …

Munich

Putting Artificial Intelligence to Work

Today’s AI algorithms already support remarkably accurate machine sight, hearing, and speech, and they can access global repositories of information. …

Man, Machine And Multiplicity: How AI And Humans Can Coexist Harmoniously

The conversation is no longer whether artificial intelligence is going to affect our lives or the workplace. Instead, it revolves around a series of questions: When is it going to happen? What will it look like? And will robots replace the entire human workforce…or just most of it?<p>The answers? AI …

Artificial Intelligence