Small biosensing robots may soon have a role in medicine and agriculture.

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California have created a tiny robot that can be controlled by bacteria. This doesn’t m(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

The view from Liberty Hall of  traffic crossing the Liffey from Tara Street, in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

Morrill’s Corner in Portland is one of the Maine city’s busiest traffic junctions. Some 33,000 cars pass through it each day, and it doesn’t take much(...)

Amazon’s computer models were trained to vet applicants by observing patterns in resumes submitted to the company over a 10-year period. Most came from men, a reflection of male dominance across the tech industry. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon. com’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building compute(...)

Adversarial algorithms have been discovered which can deliberately cause catastrophic failures of machine-learning systems.

My class of engineering students in the mid-1970s were among the first undergraduates at Trinity College Dublin to receive formal training in computer(...)

By my calculation I should have died before I was born. You may think that illogical or that I am not particularly good at maths. In truth, I may not (...)

Steve Bochco: created Hill Street Blues, LA Law and  NYPD Blue. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

If Steven Bochco had done nothing else with his career, he would still deserve a weighty footnote in any history of US television for writing the firs(...)

In a 20-day competition featuring a $200,000 (€166,000) prize pool, Libratus defeated all pro participants

Artificial Intelligence may have defeated top human players in chess, checkers and Go but these games, although complex, have one thing in common: the(...)

The computer vulnerability revealed this week stems from serious flaws discovered in chips made by Intel, AMD and Arm. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Security experts, including a US government-sponsored group, have warned companies that the only way to fully protect themselves against hackers takin(...)

Photograph: iStock

American research into the prediction of the risk of suicide in at-risk individuals has provoked a cautious response from Irish experts in the field.(...)

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