Stories by George Nott

Stanford AI Index finds rapid technical progress and industry growth

​The number of academic papers containing the phrase ‘artificial intelligence’ has increased nine-fold since 1996, while the number of active (US-based) start-ups developing AI systems has increased by 14 times since the turn of the millennium, according to Stanford University’s inaugural AI Index.

CBA robot Chip takes a trip to the airport

​Can a friendly humanoid robot help take some of the stress out of air travel? That’s the question being posed by researchers from Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s innovation lab this week in a series of experiments at Sydney International Airport.

Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

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