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AI revolution will be all about humans

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android.

Could Apple's next big thing be a car?

The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.

Uber sets «flying car» launch for 2020

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020.

«Personal flying machine» maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley «flying car» startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a «personal flying machine» this year.

Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

Apple has joined the list of companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California, according to an updated roster released on Friday by state officials.

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

At CES, tech moves into the nursery

As technology caters to an ever-younger crowd, developers are creating new tools for infants and their parents, and even aiming at the yet-to-be born.

Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality

Australian archaeologists announced plans Wednesday to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars as a three-dimensional virtual reality experience, that could one day see museum visitors walk through remote dig sites.

Germany conducting inquiry into Tesla autopilot system

Germany said Saturday it was still investigating the operation of the autopilot system on cars made by electric automaker Tesla, as German media reported an internal ministerial report called it «dangerous».

Mini «Pepper» robots start new jobs in Taiwan

A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan Thursday -- a troop of mini robots all going by the name «Pepper», enlisted to entertain customers and give them the hard sell.

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

Tesla readies updated «secret masterplan»

Electric carmaker Tesla is preparing an updated «secret masterplan,» as the company looks to rebound from concerns over the safety of its «autopilot» semi-autonomous driving mode.

Japan's apparel industry in hi-tech bid to secure future

From ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan's apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future.

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