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New smart sensor could help doctors supervise wounds remotely

The NHS spends around £5.1 billion on resources used on burns, diabetic ulcers and simple cuts A sensor is being developed which could help patients, doctors and nurses manage how a wound heals. Engineers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh will work on the microsensor that can monitor tiny, microscale mechanical changes to the body’s tissue…. Read More


Hitachi Rail trialling train sensors to replace ticket barriers

The firm is testing the system in northern Italy and believes it could be used on trains, buses and trams in the UK Railway station ticket barriers could be replaced by sensors which detect when passengers board trains, Hitachi Rail has claimed. The train manufacturer is developing technology designed to ensure travellers are automatically charged… Read More


Zero-day vulnerability discovered in Delta industrial and data centre control system

Exploit could give a hacker complete control over company security systems and thermal systems used in data centres Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a popular building control system that could allow cyber criminals to wreak havoc with operational technology found in factories, businesses and data centres. The system is manufactured by Delta,… Read More


What is the state of enterprise IoT in the UK?

A new report shows UK organisations lack the technical knowledge to independently deliver IoT projects UK firms need IoT coaching and guidance and are relying on IoT service providers for both consulting support and technical enablement, according to a new ISG report. “Enterprises in the country need a fair amount of coaching and guidance to… Read More


Microsoft inks $2bn cloud and 5G deal with AT&T

The two companies will also work together to develop “intelligent” edge computing applications Microsoft has announced a “multiyear strategic alliance” with AT&T to develop cloud, AI and 5G technologies. Under the deal, AT&T will integrate Microsoft 365 across its organisation and migrate non-network infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. AT&T will also provide Microsoft access to its… Read More


Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI

The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently… Read More


UK autonomous vehicle industry standards to be agreed in new scheme

The Department of Transport and industry bodies will work together to create safety and technology standards for driverless cars A programme to help create industry standards for autonomous vehicles has been unveiled in the hope of accelerating the successful rollout of self-driving cars in the UK. The scheme has been launched by the Department for… Read More


Volkswagen and Ford team up for $7bn Argo AI deal

Tie-up allows both automakers to integrate Argo AI’s self-driving system into their own vehicles at scale Ford and Volkswagen have announced they are investing $7bn in autonomous vehicle platform company Argo AI, with a view for both manufacturers to use the company’s self-driving tech in upcoming vehicles released in US and Europe. As part of… Read More


Google admits listening to some smart speaker recordings

The tech giant said developers listened to a small number of interactions with its Google Assistant to train the software and improve its responses Google has admitted it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers. The technology giant said it uses language experts around the world to study a… Read More


Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

New system adjusts cabin features such as heating and ventilation in response to facial expressions British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is working an AI system that can to detect a driver’s mood and adjust the car’s environment to reduce stress. The firm has developed a mood detection system, using a driver-facing camera and biometric… Read More


Bosch’s cloud-based EV battery service uses AI to extend service life

Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning… Read More


Lettuce-picking robot could plug agriculture labour gaps

New Vegebot could help plug agriculture labour gaps, claim researchers Engineers have developed a vegetable-picking robot to complete the challenging task of harvesting lettuces. The prototype Vegebot, developed by a team at Cambridge University, is nowhere near as fast or efficient as a human worker at picking iceberg lettuces. But research published in The Journal… Read More



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