By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

The Robot Farm Is Here

As rich countries welcome autonomous cars, trucks and boats onto their roads and waterways, the developing world is grappling with a humbler revolution: automated farming. China, home to 1.4 billion appetites, is embracing this technology earlier and more vigorously than its peers — and will conseq...

science / science - 5 years ago

What Happens if AI Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype?

Artificial intelligence is having a moment in London. Last week, to coincide with London Tech Week, an annual showcase of the city’s digital prowess, London hosted CogX, a 6,000-person-strong event that bills itself as the “Festival of All Things AI,” and the AI Summit London, which lays claim to t...

science / science - 5 years ago

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence. The dramatic development comes a week after Munich prosecutors raided Stadler's home...

science / science - 5 years ago

Trump Wants ‘Space Force’ Added to Military as New U.S. Service

President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said Monday at a Wh...