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Why reliability engineering won’t maintain the status quoMarch 12, 2019

While many are working towards creating the ‘factory of the future’, most have yet to start integrating Industry 4.0 into their business and operating models; to win in a competitive environment, manufacturers will need to start 'being bolder in their vision, strategies and actions', writes Mary Sweetman

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Self-driving cars and robots: Identifying AI ‘blind spots’February 12, 2019

A novel model identifies instances in which autonomous systems have 'learned' from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of AI systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots
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Building trustworthy artificial intelligenceJanuary 15, 2019

A recent symposium explores methods for making artificial intelligence systems more reliable, secure, and transparent, and Aleksander Madry - an associate professor of computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -compares AI to a sharp knife, a useful but potentially hazardous tool that society must learn to wield properly
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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumours in less than a secondDecember 11, 2018

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built into future compact medical devices, technology developed for high-energy physics could also help make radiation therapy more accessible around the world
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How to make computers faster and climate friendlyOctober 30, 2018

In computing, energy use is often considered a secondary problem to speed and storage, but with the rate and direction of technological advancement, it is becoming a growing environmental concern